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Border Collie Picture : Border Collie Pictures and breed information submitted by our viewers.

Border Collie Picture : I hope you enjoy these border collie pictures and breed information.

The Border Collie originated in the border country between Scotland and England where the shepherds' breeding selection was based on biddable stock sense and the ability to work long days on rugged terrain.


This Border Collie Picture was sent to us by W. Dawson from downunder, the Aussies have long been renown for training outstanding herding dogs in particular Blue Heelers and Border Collies. We didn't get much information on him but here's "Z" all the way from Australia...

Border Collie Picture
"This is my border collie. He is 8 and his name is Z."

 

Thank you for sending in your Border Collie Picture, Z is a handsome lad, my dog Murray is a mixed breed and I see some Border Collie in him.



How They Measure Up:

History:

Part of the Herding Group , they have made their way to us from Northumberland on the Scottish/English border. As a result of selective breeding, the Border Collie developed the unique working style of gathering and fetching the stock, crouching down and mesmerizes animals with his intense stare.

Physical Statistics:

Height: 19 to 22 inches (male); 18 to 21 inches (female). Size: Medium.
Weight: 40 to 60 pounds (male); 30 to 45 (female).

General Appearance: ( According to AKC standards...)

The Border Collie is a well balanced, medium-sized dog of athletic appearance, displaying style and agility in equal measure with soundness and strength. Its hard, muscular body conveys the impression of effortless movement and endless endurance.

The Border Collie is extremely intelligent, with its keen, alert expression being a very important characteristic of the breed. Any aspect of structure or temperament that would impede the dog's ability to function as a herding dog should be severely faulted.

The Border Collie is, and should remain, a natural and unspoiled true working sheep dog whose conformation is described herein. Honorable scars and broken teeth incurred in the line of duty are acceptable.


From my experience Border Collie's require loads of attention, exercise and patience in training, in general they make lovely dogs and enjoy the company of people, herding comes naturally and they are instinctively herding at any opportunity.



 


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