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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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A great example of a breed that is perfect for some families but could be disastrous in others is the Border Collie.
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B) Scientists think border collies are the most intelligent dog breed.
The campaign was started by Simon Falla, from Chapel House, who had taken in a couple of rescue border collie dogs.
In this study, the preliminary search for mdr1-1[DELTA] mutation in canines of the German Shepherd, Doberman, Greyhound and Border Collie breeds in Uruguay is carried out.
Colleagues from food, travel, funeral and other areas of the business came together for the day to paint the exterior walls of the rescue and boarding kennel blocks and sand down and re-stain benches for the Border Collie Trust GB.
Kate the border collie was definitely a star of the show Sunday as the annual Black Sheep Gathering wound down its three-day run at the Lane Events Center, wowing the crowd as she demonstrated her breed's renowned ability to herd sheep - whether a few or a flock - from Point A to Point B or wherever required.
Summary: With no sheep to round up at The Seaview Lion Park in South Africa, Solo the Border Collie has started herding tigers instead.
More than 40 border collie entries are expected from novice to trial dogs, including those registered with the International Sheep Dog Society.
Whilst people tend to think that an intelligent dog will make an ideal pet, border collies don't always make the best pets because their herding instinct can appear a little obsessive in a domestic situation, and their vast amounts of energy and their natural intelligence mean that they are easily bored if they don't have enough exercise and stimulation.
Melbourne, Sept 7 (ANI): The list of top ten smartest pooches has border collies at number one, while Afghans are listed as the dumbest.