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Aliases: The Border, the Working Collie, the Farm Collie, the English Collie and the Old-Fashioned Collie

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Collies/Shetland Sheepdogs/Border Collies How Are They Different?

Three breeds of dog that are commonly confused are the Collie, the Border Collie and the Shetland Sheepdog. All three are distinct breeds. And, while they have some similarities, they also have many differences. Following are some of the most common differences and similarities between the breeds. Collies Collies were developed in Scotland as sheep herding dogs. They come in two varieties: the rough coated, or long haired collie, and the smooth coated or short haired collie. They stand approximately 20-25 inches tall at the shoulders. Males weigh between 46-66 pounds and females weigh between 39-55 pounds. [...]

The Working Life Of The Border Collie

Since its inception as a breed, the Border Collie was always intended as a working animal. It is noted for its exceeding intelligence, strong work ethic, agility and endurance. [...]

Introducing The Working Collie To Stock Animals

Border Collies are instinctive work animals by nature; they will work until they are made to stop—often to the point of self-injury and exhaustion. But even the most intelligent and instinctual working dog (argued by many to be the Border Collie) requires dedicated, consistent training to hone his or her skills. [...]

Introducing The Working Collie To Stock Animals

Border Collies are instinctive work animals by nature; they will work until they are made to stop—often to the point of self-injury and exhaustion. But even the most intelligent and instinctual working dog (argued by many to be the Border Collie) requires dedicated, consistent training to hone his or her skills. [...]

Accepted Colors Of The Border Collie

Border Collies rose to fame outside of the working dog community largely because of the beauty of Hollywood favorites like Lassie; interestingly, though, the Border Collie is not a dog that is greatly prized for looks, and so the standard for color in the Border Collie is more relaxed in comparison to many other dog breeds. [...]

Puppy Testing And The Border Collie: Guaranteed Good Stock?

There are many ways to test puppies today. Some are excellent tools for determining genetic health--possibly before a mating match is even made. Other tests are more subjective, including temperament and personality tests. The issue for breeders and owners is how useful testing might be and how the results should be interpreted. [...]

Red & White: Throwbacks In The Border Collie Gene Pool

The importance of color in the Border Collie depends primarily on the owner; owners of working dogs have historically cared little about the color of the dogs-only that the dog be able to perform his or her duties. Owners interested in entering conformation show rings need to pay more attention in order to present a winning dog, and dogs must meet the Border Collie breed standard of the sponsoring Kennel Club. [...]

Debatable Border Collie Issues: Showing, Working, & The AKC

Border Collies have gained recognition by major kennel clubs, including just recently the American Kennel Club (AKC), much to the chagrin of devoted working dog owners and breeders. [...]

The Border Collie And Obedience Performing

As a dog recognized for superior intelligence, athleticism and a strong work ethic, Border Collies are prime candidates for obedience training and competing. [...]

Doggie Athlete—The Border Collie

The history of the Border Collie as a working dog is fairly well known. The Border Collie was developed in the border lands of England and Scotland as a livestock herding dog and was most commonly used to herd large flocks of sheep and herds of cattle. The dog was so valuable and prized that few working dogs have been able to live up to the Border Collie reputation; a reputation that today lives on in canine competitions and athletics. [...]

The Border Collie: Demanding, Rewarding Pet

As a working animal, the Border Collie has few worthy competitors; as a pet, the dog is nearly beyond compare, too-but only in the hands of the right owner. [...]

Interesting Border Collie Facts—Did You Know?

Border Collies are much-loved dogs with a long history of serving mankind; they've been Hollywood heroes as well as heroes in everyday life. Here are some fun and interesting facts you may and may not know about the Border Collie. [...]

Interesting Border Collie Facts—Did You Know?

Border Collies are much-loved dogs with a long history of serving mankind; they've been Hollywood heroes as well as heroes in everyday life. Here are some fun and interesting facts you may and may not know about the Border Collie. [...]

Interesting Border Collie Facts—Did You Know?

Border Collies are much-loved dogs with a long history of serving mankind; they've been Hollywood heroes as well as heroes in everyday life. Here are some fun and interesting facts you may and may not know about the Border Collie. [...]

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