Did you know that?
*Border Collies originated on the border of England and Scotland, and hence the name ”Border” Collie.
*Border Collies come in all different sizes and colors, because the breed is bred for it’s work and not appearance.
*Border Collies can be almost any color, including ”red” and perfectly white.
*All purebred Border Collies alive today, can if you go back be linked to one dog called ”Old Hemp” Who lived between 1893-1901.
*Old Hemp is considered the father of the breed and it was from him Border Collies herding type was born.
*The The most popular Border Collie breeding male was Wiston Cap.
*Other names that have existed for the Border Collie is ”Working Collie” ”Farm Collie” and ”Old Collie”
*Border Collies are very smart, proof of it is a Border Collie named Rico, who studied and taught over 200 names of items.
*Border Collies can be used for other things then just herding dogs, they can also be therapy dogs, search dogs, agility, freestyle, obedience dogs and more.
*** Border Collies have also been used to chase away birds from airports and golf courses!***
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