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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Border Collie Dog

The Border Collie was originally called the "Scotch Sheep Dog" and originated in Northumberland along the borders of Scotland and England. It is known as “the workaholic” of the dog world for it's shear drive and love for working. A border collie has an eye that can hypnotize cattle, and can master any type of herd by crouching down and mesmerizing the animals with it's intense stare.

Border Collies are medium-sized dogs without extreme physical characteristics and with a moderate amount of coat, which means not much hair will be shed. Their double coats vary from slick to lush, and come in many colours, although black and white is the most common. It may also have single color coats. The body is slightly longer than it's tall. Eye colour varies from deep brown to amber or blue, and occasionally eyes of differing colour occur. The ears of the Border Collie are also variable — some have fully erect ears, some fully dropped ears, and others semi-erect ears. The front legs are straight when viewed from the front but slightly sloping when viewed from the side. The medium sized tail is set low reaching at least to the hock, raising somewhat when the dog is excited.

The Border Collie is very intelligent and aware of their surroundings. In fact, it was often cited as the most intelligent of all dogs. They are able to be trained to a high degree and can pick up commands easily. They are also perceptive and constantly thinking. In January 2011, a Border Collie was reported to have learned 1022 words, and acts consequently to human citation of those words.

Because of it's extremely energy and being athletic, a Border Collie is not recommended for apartment life. They are better off in households that can provide them with plenty of play and exercise with humans or other dogs, but physical exercises alone is not sufficient. They want to work and must do so with body and mind as one, carrying out different tasks.

The natural life span of the Border Collie is between 10 and 17 years, with an average lifespan of twelve years. The median longevities of breeds of similar size are usually 12 to 13 years.

The Border Collie needs regular combing and brushing to keep the coat gleaming. Extra care is needed when the soft, dense undercoat is shedding. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. Check the ears and coat regularly for ticks. This breed is an average shedder.


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