Border Collie

Herding Group

Branch  from  Animal Rescue Michigan-Border Collie Rescue

A dog with a Type A personality, the Border Collie is one of the more energetic breeds, fond of exercise and mental workouts.  Bred for herding they eagerly follow their instincts and will round up children, other pets, and anything else that needs their direction.  Great family dog who is affectionate to children and a good watch dog.  A very intelligent dog that requires to be put to “work” – the higher the challenge the better.  Best suited for the suburbs rather than apartments.  Does not like to be alone.

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Notes for owners
Very intelligent.
Medium to long Moderate Affectionate, “people” dogs.  Will “herd” everything, including other pets and children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile
United States Border Collie Club
American Border Collie Association
United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association
Border Collie Society of America
Canadian Border Collie Association
Border Collie Rescue
North American Border Collie Rescue Network



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