Border Collie Breed Info
Border Collies are descendant from the border countries of the British Isles between Scotland and England. This is where they became one of the finest sheepherding dogs of the times.
The Border Collie is well suited to life in the suburbs as long as they given regular excercise and are incorporated into the social life of their owners. The are excellent watch dogs, loyal, affectionate and intelligent. They are equally happy playing with children, excel at obedience training, agility, flyball or any activity that involves use of their active brain and athletic body. Border Collies can be destructive around the home or garden, or escape their surroundings if they are neglected or bored. A Border Collie will reward its owner with loyalty, protection and companionship if their owner provides the same to them.
Keep your Border Collie healthy with plenty of exercise and regular brushing for a healthy coat. Inherited problems should be considered (CEA, CL and TNS are the most common and breeders should have their dogs screened and DNA tested.)
Besides of course sheep/cattle herding, the border collie excells at obedience, agility, herding trials, flyball and any activity involving running, chasing and fetching there owners can intergrate with their own activities.
Coat ColoursHere are some examples of coat colours. There a couple that are not included here like red and white, red tri, lilac, lilac tri and others which chocolate merle, merle tri. If you google colours and choose an Australian search you will find many examples of these colours. Some colours are called different names around the world like red and white in America is chocolate and white here. I will include more photos as I find them.
Black and white Chocolate and White
Blue and white Blue, tan and white (Blue tri)
Chocolate, tan and white (Chocolate tri)
By CS Graphic Design 2007