Border Collies originated as herding dogs in the border regions between England and Scotland.
Medium sized dogs with alert, intense eyes. Varying coat colors but often black and white.
Extremely energetic, smart, loyal. Needs regular mental and physical stimulation.
Require intense daily exercise like running, hiking, agility. Not suited for sedentary owners.
Have a thick double coat requiring weekly brushing. Shed heavily seasonally.
Excel at advanced training like agility due to high intelligence. Respond best to positive reinforcement.
Devoted to family but may herd kids. Need proper socialization. Better with older kids.