Recognized: ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 21 in (53cm) Bitch: slightly less
Weight: 30-45 lb (13.5-20kg)
Coat: Two varieties: moderately long, and smooth; both are thick and straight
Color: Variety of colors permissible; white should never predominate
|The Border Collie is a descendant of working collies
kept in the counties along the border between England
and Scotland. It has participated in sheepdog trials
since 1873, and has been exported as a working
sheepdog all over the world. Bred for stamina and
brains, the Border has the natural instinct to herd, and
will crouch and circle from puppyhood and learn to
work from more experienced dogs. This collie is an
unsurpassed contender in agility and obedience work.
Within the past 15 years, the Border Collie has been
Increasingly chosen as a domestic pet, despite being
unsuited to an existence that does not offer sufficient
outlet for its energy and intelligence. This loyal
working dog requires considerable exercise but
only a regular groom with a dandy brush and comb.
It must be the ideal choice for anyone with their heart
set on winning obedience competitions.