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Border Collie

The Border Collie is the smartest dog in the world. No wonder we see this breed all the time in commercials and movies.

In addition to intelligent, they are super friendly and beautiful.

Family: grazing, livestock

Area of ​​origin: United Kingdom Original

Function: Shepherd

Average male size: Alt: 50-58 cm, Weight: 13-20 kg

Average size of female: Alt: 45-53 cm, Weight: 13-20 kg

Origin and history of the breed


The Border Collie is the result of more than a century of creation for the Shepherd. In the 1800s, there were a variety of Sheep in Britain. Some were rescue dogs, with an innate tendency To surround the flock and bring it back to the shepherd. Most dogs were Who used to nibble and bark at work. Pride for The superiority of certain dogs was normal. In 1873, the first Sheep herders in order to solve some of these questions. This contest would indirectly lead to the first collies, from A dog named Hemp, who stood out so much that he spawned a large number Of descendants. He drove the herd not with barks and bites, but Standing quietly in front of the sheep, and intimidating her. Hemp is considered the father of the Border Collie. In 1906, the first Pattern was established, but unlike the physical patterns of most races, it relied on Work, no relation to physical appearance. This has been the benchmark that has standardized the breed ever since. In fact, dogs Were simply called Sheepdogs. Only in 1915 was the name Border Collie registered, a Reference to its origin in the English and Scottish borders. The Border Collie arrived in America and immediately charmed Sheep breeders with their fast work and their ability to obey. In fact, this last quality opened the doors For the race as one of the most competitive in obedience championships. After working hard to gain fame as a One of the smarter breeds, not for aesthetic values, many Border Collie breeders fought for their recognition By the AKC as an exhibition dog. In 1995, the AKC recognized the breed and it entered the circle of exhibitions.

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