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border collie,

breed of medium-sized, sheepherding dog developed in the British Isles. It stands about 18 in. (45.7 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 30 to 45 lb (13.6–20.4 kg). Its double coat consists of a soft, fuzzy underlayer and a harsh, very dense, wavy or slightly curly topcoat of varying lengths. Its color is black with white around the neck and on the chest, face, feet, and tip of tail. Bred for many years exclusively to develop its herding instinct, the border collie is unsurpassed as a sheep dog and has been used with equal success for herding cattle, swine, and poultry. It is exhibited in the miscellaneous class at dog shows sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Jeremy Austin, owner of EYE DOG has privately trained with top border collie handlers including Tom Wilson, renowned Scottish handler, who has won multiple prestigious US trials including the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials and the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial.
It was during his research into the breed that Mr Falla discovered Telfer's incredible history and learned of how he bred the 'perfect sheepdog'; from which came the famous border collie.
Right there" means stop and wait for further instructions, and at the sound of "lie down," the border collie flattens itself to the ground.
Chewing things must be a Border Collie puppy trait, as ours almost caused a fire when he was about three months old by chewing through the cabling on an electric socket.
Border collie Ben, bought from Debra Jones of Llangwm when he was just three-months-old in 2003, with his owners Daisuke Takanami and Noriko Mizutani Picture: JEFF PITT
The majority of the foundation dogs are in Southern California,'' said Deresa Teller of Simi Valley, the owner of Bella, a border collie who was inducted into the California Veterinary Medical Association Hall of Fame.
On a European television broadcast 2 years ago, a border collie named Rico wowed viewers by correctly retrieving items from an array of children's toys at the request of one of his German owners.
He has bred border collies for 12 years and 25 pups have been given to holidaymakers at the farm.
The loveable border collies had been thrown out by their owners after serving their purpose on farms across the country.
A small animal charity near Mullingar has just completed extensive medicals on the first batch of seven border collies that will leave next month for new homes in the Zaarbrugen, on the German-French border, where the plight of the dogs has touched the heart of people.
BCR reports that border collies are the fastest-growing and most popular form of bird control on golf courses and other venues across the US.
Many Border collies and Australian shepherds have won Frisbee championships.