The Border Collie is a very friendly, hardworking, and loyal dog. But they are also full of energy and you need to think carefully before embarking on the adoption of this dog which requires almost constant daily attention.
Everything You Need To Know About Border Collies
1. Origin: The Border Collie is a sheepdog from the United Kingdom. Its name is inspired by the border that separates Scotland from England.
2. Characteristics: The most recognisable thing about Border Collies is their ability to drive a herd of sheep. Their eyes are generally oval, and their large ears may be straight or half-erect. Their coat is often tricolor and always contains white.
3. Behaviour: Extremely hard working, the Border Collie is considered one of the most intelligent breeds of dog. As they were originally bred as sheepdogs, they learn quickly and need to work or be kept otherwise active. Guided by their shepherd instinct, they can cause accidents in the city if they are not well trained so adopting a Border Collie is a real commitment.
4. Training: If a Border Collie is not used as a sheepdog, they should be kept busy with activities which require movement but which can also have a calming influence. The Border Collie's remarkable intelligence makes it a formidable competitor in agility competitions. Border Collies must be trained calmly and with positive encouragement. As for less specific activities, the Border Collie will particularly enjoy running, mountain biking or playing with a frisbee. However, be careful not to tire them out too much because they won't stop as long as there seems to be work. Border Collie dogs with a somewhat quieter temperament can also be trained to become guide dogs because their loyalty makes them excellent assistance dogs.