ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR BORDER COLLIE
Owners should have extensive dog-owning experience prior to adopting a Border Collie. Obedience
training skills are also highly recommended, as is the ability to be a firm yet fair disciplinarian. A
Border Collie owner's physical activity level should be very high as these are high energy dogs who
require lots of daily (every single day) exercise to remain healthy, happy and content.
Border Collies are very intelligent and like to play all games. People who love outdoor activities and
regular daily exercise would love a Border Collie. If you enjoy teaching a dog amazing new tricks on
a regular basis, you would be one very entertaining Border Collie owner.
In addition to playing frisbee or a rousing game of fetch, you and your Border Collie might enjoy the
Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Border Collies enjoying their favorite activities !
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The workaholic of the dog world, the Border Collie is the world’s premier sheep herder, prized for its
intelligence, extraordinary instinct and working ability. Medium-sized and athletic, the breed controls
stock with stalking movement and an intense gaze known as "eye." The Border Collie coat can be
rough or smooth and includes any color in bi-color, tri-color, merle, sable, or solid patterns.
A Look Back
In the border country between Scotland and England, Border Collies (first classified as the "Scotch
Sheep Dog") were invaluable to shepherds by allowing them to maintain large flocks of sheep. The
breed as we know it today has been around for more than 100 years. In the second half of the 19th
century, Queen Victoria spotted a Border Collie and became an active enthusiast. At this point, the
divergence between our modern Collie and the Border Collie began.
Right Breed for You?
This high-drive breed is extremely energetic and requires exercise beyond just a walk around the
block or a romp in the yard. They thrive when they have a job to do and space to run. Due to their
tendency to herd objects and people, they do best with mature, well-behaved children. They love
their families, but may be somewhat reserved with strangers. They are seasonal shedders, and
require regular brushing.
Did You Know?
- The Border Collie is AKC's 139th breed.
- "Collie" is a Scottish dialect word used to describe sheepdogs, including Border Collies.
- The 18th century poet laureate of Scotland, Robert Burns, accurately described the essence
of the Border Collie, describing it as "honest" and "faithful".
- The Border Collie was first classified as the "Scotch Sheep Dog".
- In the second half of the 19th century, Queen Victoria spotted a Border Collie and became an
active enthusiast (at this point, the divergence between our modern Collie and the Border
- Border Collies are famous for their work in sheepherding, including sheepherding trials; a
Border Collie fancier, Mr. R.J. Lloyd Price, is credited with the institution of sheepdog trials in
Herding Group; AKC recognized in 1995.
Ranging in size from 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder.
© The American Kennel Club, Inc.
The Border Collie Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/border_collie/
History of the Border Collie - www.akc.org/breeds/border_collie/history.cfm
National Breed Club - Border Collie Society of America - www.bordercolliesociety.com/
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The BORDER COLLIE
|" GUS "
Clearing the bar jump
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LVBC Gorgeous Gus
Learning the weave poles
|" BONZAI "
You want me to do WHAT ???
FUN IN THE PARK
|" ANNIE "
Holther's Blessed With Grace
Practicing Heeling Exercises
at 21 months of age
JUST FOR FUN
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YDK's Fringe Benefit UD RE MX MXJ MXF CGC HTAD1s
Stand for Exam Exercise
|Why Border Collies Are So Smart
|Bonzai playing with
his Whippet brother,
|They DO have an OFF switch!