The Border Collie is a breed of dog that was originally bred to help herd sheep. They are a highly energetic and fun loving bree of dog and is considered one of the most intelligent of the dog breeds.
Does it make a good pet?
The Border Collie can make a great pet for the right owner and family. The most important thing is that they get lots of exercise, attention, and stimulation. Owners need to keep in mind that Border Collies are highly intelligent and bred to herd sheep all day. They should be treated accordingly.
Fun Facts about the Border Collie
- A typical Border Collie lives 10 to 12 years.
- Some Border Collies have learned to recognize hundreds of words and react to them.
- They have litters of 6 to 8 puppies.
- All true Border Collies can trace their ancestry back to Old Hemp.
- They are also great search and rescue dogs.
- They are considered the top obedience dogs.
- They were first recognized as an official breed by the American Kennel Club in 1995.