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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BaileyTwelve week-old Border Collie owned by Adell Andrew, Braehead
All Border Collie Rescue, started in 2008 and has rescued over 1300 dogs, is a not for profit volunteer rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of Border Collies.
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.
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.
The court heard that businessman Davies, of Caer Madyn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, was fully co-operative with police, and border collie Nell, a rescue dog and her companion, collie-cross Rex, had attended obedience training and had never shown signs of aggression.
The charity, established in 1976, has been involved in rescuing and rehoming border collies and collie crosses across the UK since its inception, and Ben has been involved in all areas of the operation over the past 18 years.
A total of 95 animals from four breeds were studied: German Shepherd (34 animals), Doberman (31 animals), Greyhound (21 animals) and Border Collie (9 animals).
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.
Most famous of all is the border collie, which is usually black-and-white (though these dogs can also be tri-colored, brown-and-white, or grey-and-white) and can come in a variety of sizes and builds.

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