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She is five years young and as energetic and smart as they come. Daisy came to us as a puppy and was supposed to be trained as a cattle dog. But since she stayed a little too small to work Angus, she ended up being a loved and spoiled “pet” who is Maggie Lou’s, (a Schnorkie) best friend.
Border Collie Information:
The Border Collie is a breed of herding dog originating in the Anglo-Scottish border region. They are known for their intelligence, agility, and energy and are considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world.
The Border Collie’s history is long and storied. The breed is thought to have developed over centuries from a combination of landrace sheepdogs from all over the British Isles. The first Border Collies were likely used to herd sheep on the rugged hills and crags of the border region, where they needed to be both agile and intelligent in order to work effectively.
In the 19th century, Queen Victoria became a fan of the Border Collie, and the breed began to gain popularity outside of the border region. Border Collies were soon being exported to all over the world, where they were used for a variety of purposes, including herding sheep, cattle, and horses.
In the 20th century, Border Collies began to compete in sheepdog trials, where they were judged on their ability to herd sheep quickly and efficiently. Border Collies quickly became dominant in sheepdog trials, and the breed’s popularity continued to grow.
Today, Border Collies are still used for herding, but they are also popular pets and working dogs. Border Collies are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and energy, and make great companions for active families.
Here is a more detailed look at some of the key events in the history of the Border Collie:
18th century: The first Border Collies are thought to have been developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region.
19th century: Queen Victoria becomes a fan of the Border Collie, and the breed begins to gain popularity outside of the border region.
Early 20th century: Border Collies begin to compete in sheepdog trials.
Mid-20th century: Border Collies become dominant in sheepdog trials.
Late 20th century: Border Collies become popular pets and working dogs.
The Border Collie is a fascinating breed with a long and storied history. They are intelligent, agile, and energetic dogs that have been used for various purposes over the centuries. Today, Border Collies are still used for herding, but they are also popular pets and working dogs.
Here are some of the most famous Border Collies in history:
- Sharp: Sharp was a Border Collie owned by Queen Victoria. He was a popular companion to the queen, and he was often featured in photographs and paintings.
- Ned: Ned was a Border Collie who won the first ever sheepdog trials in 1873. He was a highly skilled herder, and he is credited with helping to popularize the Border Collie breed.
- Bowie: Bowie was a Border Collie who starred in the movie “Babe.” He was a natural actor, and he helped to introduce the Border Collie breed to a new generation of people.
Today, Border Collies are still used as working dogs on farms and ranches. They are also popular as pets, and they are often used in agility and obedience competitions. Border Collies are intelligent, agile, and loyal dogs that make excellent companions.
PS: If you are not as energetic as a Border Collie yourself, and don’t have lots of time to walk and spend time with them, please consider another breed. Many Border Collies develop serious behavioral issues when they don’t have a “job.”
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