Border Collie

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in the border country of Scotland and England
  • He was bred as a sheep herder

Personality and Behavior

  • He's affectionate with his family
  • He's highly intelligent, learns very quickly, and posses an uncanny ability to reason (many considered him to be the most intelligent dog breed)
  • He loves to play fetch!
  • He's highly energetic
  • He's extremely agile; able to change direction in a split second
  • He's very responsive and obedient to your commands
  • He can be reserved around strangers
  • He may try to "herd" the family, friends, bicycles, cars, other pets, ducks or anything else that moves
  • He likes to stay on his property and isn't the type of dog who will wander miles away
  • He needs lots of mental stimulation and physical exercise or he can become a handful (don't get a Border Collie unless you will be able to take him for a vigorous run and play outside, everyday; or unless you have a big backyard that he will have access to)

Training

  • He's one of the easiest of all breeds to train because he learns so quickly. (There's only a few of these super-fast learning breeds--and he's one of them!)

Shedding

  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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