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2017-03-05, 12:10

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
2017-05-22, 09:59

Very interesting. A lot I didn't know.

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