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Our Border Collie - Belle
The Border Collie
My husband and I fell in love with Border Collies after a vacation trip to Ireland. We were staying in a small town, where our son was working as a golf caddie. During our stay, we were amazed watching the working Border Collies herd groups of cows up the road.
When we returned home, we did some research on the breed. Much of what we read was full of "cons" as far as having a Border Collie as a pet. They are bred as working dogs, and there is a push to keep them as such. Our dog is registered with the "American Border Collie Association", and their goal is to maintain the breed as working dogs.
Border Collies are medium sized dogs. Although many are black and white like our dog, they do not have a uniform appearance. They can be found also in black, black and tan, reddish brown, and white merle.
Border Collies are very intelligent. Our dog cocks her head when we talk to her, and seems to understand everything we say. Sometimes I catch myself spelling out words, like I would do with my children.
Border Collies are hyperactive, and need a lot of attention. This is the main trait that gets them in trouble. It is also a trait that makes them a lot of fun if you are a active person. We enjoy playing frisbee, and ball with our dog, taking her on long walks, and taking her swimming. She displays all the genetic herding instincts, even though she does not live on a farm. She crouches beautifully as she waits for the frisbee to be thrown.
Border Collies, although super active, are also very loving animals. Our dog makes her affection very obvious, and wants to accompany us everywhere.
Read more about the Border Collie
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