10 facts you probably didn't know
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!*
Photo: Felicia Lundh
With lots of love Missan and the pets
Host of Border Collie
- Edited by Niklas 2021-09-24, 14:12