The Border Collie was first known as a Scotch Sheep Dog and has been around for over 100 years. Queen Victoria was a Border Collie enthusiast in the late 19th century when the dog took on its current name. He’s the world’s best sheep dog, with excellent instincts, high intelligence and a good work ethic. This canine has an intense stare known as “the eye” which he uses to intimidate stock.
The Border Collie’s coat can be many colours, including bi and tri-colours, solid patterns, sable or merle. He’s full of energy and needs regular intensive exercise, not just a short walk or a run around your backyard. He’s best with mature children, not young ones, and he’s devoted to his family but reserved while around strangers. The Border Collie is a seasonal shedder and requires regular brushing. His height is 18 – 22 inches.