border collie


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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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He added that border collies are clever dogs, bred to be excellent sheepdogs, but it means they can be nervous in new situations, which is why he did not take a dog with him to the school.
Border Collies have been around for a long time, originally as working dogs assisting shepherds around the Scottish Borders.
Among the organizations supporting the research are the American Border Collie Association, American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation, Border Collie Society of America and a grant from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Amateur genealogist Stuart Lawson from Guidepost found that Mr Telfer, who exported border collies around the world, had discovered the 'eye control' technique while living at Woodhouse, West Woodburn in 1893, with Old Hemp born there that year.
The trust has been at the site for 15 years and cares for around 30 to 40 border collies at a time, re-homing some 400 to 500 each year.
Many border collie owners use whistles to command their dogs, but the Phifers use words "because Shannon has trouble whistling," Tony Phifer said.
With no sheep to round up at The Seaview Lion Park in Port Elizabeth, Solo the Border Collie has started herding tigers instead.
The border collie is often claimed to be the most intelligent breed of dog In the world A border collie named Chaser has reportedly learned 1,022 words, and when asked to retrieve an object she can identify it by name even though it may be placed amongst many other items.
The McNab shepherd, also called McNab sheepdog, McNab Border collie, or McNab herding dog, is a breed of dog who's focus is on herding.
Ribbon the Border Collie: From Herder to Healer is a chapter book for young adults about a strong-willed, black-and-white Border Collie who loves to herd sheep, cattle, goats, and even the family cat.
The sweet Border collie is so typical of the breed--driven, loyal, and somewhat possessed.

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