Rough Collie
Gran Bretañaa FCI 156 . Sheepdogs

It is a very sweet and affectionate dog, maybe a little shy.

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History

The Rough Collie is one of the Collie breeds medium-sized and long-haired who was born in Scotland in the early 1800.

Both the Rough Collie as the Smooth Collie , they are descended from a variety of grazing dogs from Scotland and Wales.

  • The variety of Scotland, It is characterized for being a strong dog, large, aggressive, raised to care for flocks of sheep in the Highlands, an all terreno…
  • The variety of Wales, However, was a small dog, Agile, home and cuddlier, and also pastor of goats.

From the crossing of these two varieties of shepherd dogs are born the precious Collie who we call today Rough Collie and Smooth Collie.

After the industrial revolution, owning a dog became fashionable, people began to acquire copies and began to expand and cross with other breeds. Y, there is a theory that says those first Collie, were crossed with a Borzoi (Russian Hunting Sighthound) in order to obtain a more "noble" head (finest), What is today one of the true characteristics of the Rough Collie. But in reality, is not known conclusively if it crosses with the Borzoi It took place on the main stream of the race.

But trends are changing according to blowing the wind... Like for example, When the Queen Victoria acquired a Border Collie, After seeing one in the Balmoral Castle, the Collie they were transformed into something like a fashion item.

The issue is that, the Collie they were distributed around the map and continuous reproduction in order to improve the breed for exhibitions, He carried that drastically changed the appearance of the dogs, in the Decade of 1960, the Collie was much higher than today.

At the first dawn of the breed the dogs were more robust and resistant, they could travel long distances during the whole day and retained energy...

While many theories attempt to explain them, Unfortunately, the exact origins of the Collie have a dark veil. The race has been the subject of much research and speculation. The origin of the word “Collie” It is as uncertain as the origin of the breed information. In the century 18, the natural home of Rough Collie I was in the Highlands of Scotland lands, where had it been used for centuries as a herding dog. Dogs were bred with great care in order to assist their masters in grazing and the monitoring of their flocks.

In the UK the Rough Collie no longer used for cattle grazing, After having been replaced by the Border Collie. Although in United States and several European countries, there has been a revival in the use of Collie like a working and performance dog, already not are seen as old.

The Club Collie of America was founded the 26 in August of 1886, What makes it one of the oldest clubs in the race. The objective of the original club was "the promotion and the improvement of the breed of Border Collie". From there the first official breed standard was carved Collie. The celebration of the centenary of the club took place in 1986. Y, Although much time has passed and many things cambiado… the objective of the Club is still the same. The Collie Club in England dates of 1881 (Although officially, is oldest club americano…).

The Rough Collie was exhibited for the first time in 1860 in the Birmingham, England, in the dogshow “Scotch Shee-pdog“. In 1879 the first Rough Collie it was imported to England. And from there are the pillars of the breed.

With the turn of the century, this breed was already in a state of continuous development. This dog continued to flourish in England. As a result of imports, the race progressed rapidly between the years 1900 - 1920. These dogs built the foundation on which the Rough Collie of today and paved the way for the emergence of large and famous American dog kennels in the years 1920 and 1930.

One of them and perhaps the one that catapulted the Rough Collie, He was the author Albert Payson Terhune devoted almost all his life to these dogs. Albert Payson Terhune (21 December 1872 until 18 February 1942) was an American author, Collie dog breeder, and journalist. The public is known both for his novels relating the adventures of his beloved Collie, "as for its famous breeding sites"Sunnybank”, from which the bloodlines of specimens of Rough Collie who live among us today.

Physical characteristics

One of the characteristic features of the Collie's long hair is his head and delicately pointed snout. It resembles a wedge decline gently from the ears until the black nose. The snout is rounded and never square. The eyes are of medium size and Pacific way. The ears are supposed to be semi erect, folded in the upper third. In appearance they are very similar to the dog Shetland Sheepdog, but larger.

Regarding the coat of hair of the Rough Collie, the admitted colors are:

  • Sable color: Where sable or grey goes from Pale to mahogany.
  • Blackbird: the blue Merle, It is a mottled grey.
  • Tricolor: It is mainly Tan.

All have white areas, in the neck, the back of the legs, and usually the tip of the tail. Some may have white fringes on the face. The American Kennel Club supports white, where is the dog predominantly white with spots of the sable color, Tricolor and blue Merle, in the head and patches in the body as a.

It has dual layer, the woolly, dense subpelo, It is covered by a layer of hair is long and rough exterior with a remarkable necklace around the neck, feathers on the legs, a skirt in the abdomen, and a steering wheel in the rear quarters.

The outer layer needs brushing frequent, careful to keep it free from spikes and thorns, He has long hair and it seems a velcro… Shearing it is something very harmful to the skin and some not again them grow a significant amount of hair after having been shaved.

The desired size and weight vary between the standards of the breed of dog clubs, but trying to balance the measures ... a Rough Collie male measures 55,8 - 66 cm in height to the cross, females tend to be a 5 lowest centimeters. Males weigh in 20 - 34 Kg and females are generally lighter (of 2 - 5 fewer kilos).

Character and skills

The Rough Collie it is a dog that never shows nervousness or aggression, and they are generally good with children and other animals. However, They must be well socialized to prevent shyness. Although they are medium-sized to large dogs, It adapts very well to life in small apartments, because of his quiet nature.

Like many dogs grazing, the Rough Collie can be very vocal (ladrador…), and in some cases it is difficult to correct them. They are very loyal and excellent with children, provided have been well socialized and trained. They are always eager to learn and respond better to a gentle hand. They enjoy human company and home heat.

For yeah "The character of"LassieCreated by British author Eric Knight was a Rough Collie, It is probably the most famous dog in the world, fictional character that appeared in various films, TV series and books for years.

"That character inspired screenwriter Hugo Butler in the film"Lassie Come Home”, under the direction of Fred M. Wilcox, in the year 1943. Film that definitely launched the beautiful man to fame Rough Collie.

Health “Rough Collie”

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, and all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee in puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or to tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines. The Collie you are prone to a host of health problems. Here is a brief summary of what you should know.

Collies can be affected by a number of genetic health problems, including multiple drug sensitivities to a mutation in the multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1). Dogs with this mutation can have serious or fatal reactions to a number of common drugs., such as preventive ivermectin against heartworm and loperamide, a human antidiarrheal agent that is sometimes used in dogs. Detecting these diseases not only in the parents of your puppy, but also in your dog, it's a life-saving need. The test is simple and only requires a cheek smear.; information on how to test your dog can be found here.

Eye problems are also a serious concern in the breed. One of the most intractable is progressive retinal atrophy (ARP), but luckily the gene for detection was recently identified and a genetic screening test will be available as soon as this year, after which all breeders should have ARP authorizations on all their breeding dogs.

The ocular anomaly of the Collie is a group of mild to severe eye disorders. They are present at birth, and can be detected in puppies between five and eight weeks of age. Your puppy's breeder should examine the eyes of all dogs in the litter before selling them.. Have a Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist regularly examine your Collie's eyes. Reputable Collie breeders don't just check their breeders' eyes, but also those of all puppies offered for sale. Do not buy a Collie from a breeder who has not examined puppies' eyes or does not offer a certificate of their eye status.

Unfortunately, the Rough Collie they can also be affected by a number of health conditions for which there are no screening tests. These include epilepsy, as well as a condition called bloating, in which the stomach expands with air. This can become the most serious condition, gastric torsion, if the stomach twists on itself, cutting off blood flow. Gastric torsion suddenly hits, and a dog that was fine a minute can die a few hours later. Watch for symptoms like restlessness and step, babeo, pale gums and lip licking, try to vomit but without bringing out anything, and signs of pain. Gastric torsion requires immediate veterinary surgery, and most dogs that have swollen once will swell again. This means that it is prudent to opt for the procedure known as “gastric torsion”, which will prevent the stomach from twisting in the future.

Not all of these conditions are detectable on a growing puppy, and it is impossible to predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so you need to find a reputable breeder who commit to raise healthier animals possible. Must be able to produce independent certification that the dog's parents (and grandparents, etc.) They have been examined for defects common and considered healthy for breeding. That's where they enter medical records.

Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and raise healthier copies only and best looking, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what they died from.

Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Collie at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend its life.. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Grooming “Rough Collie”

Both varieties of Collie have double layer, which means they have a thicker, softer inner layer and a thinner, flatter outer layer. The Rough Collie has a beautiful, voluminous coat that seems to need a lot of grooming, but it's not like that. Thorough brushing every one to two weeks will keep the coat healthy and tangle free. The coat of the Smooth Collie it's a piece of cake. Brush it weekly with a rubber brush or soft brush to remove dead hair. Your Collie should not need a bath more than once a month.

The Rough Collie they go through a heavy shedding twice a year, floating dumb call. During this time, brush daily to keep all hair down under control. The Smooth Collie doesn’t blow his coat, but throughout the year he loses more hair than he Rough Collie.

The rest are basic care. Cut nails as needed, usually every few weeks. It shouldn't take so long for the click to be heard on the floor. Brush your teeth daily to improve overall health and breath.

Characteristics “Rough Collie”

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Shepherd Dogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss boyeros). / Section 1 –> Shepherd Dogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 156
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • FCI Standard of the Rough Collie breed
  • COLLIE ROUGH FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, “Lassie” dog (English).
    2. Colley à poil long, berger écossais (French).
    3. Rough Collie, LANGHAARIGER SCHOTTISCHER SCHAFERHUND (German).
    4. Rough collie (Portuguese).
    5. Pastor escocés de pelo largo (Spanish).

Smooth Collie
Escocia FCI 296 . Sheepdogs

The Smooth Collie, today is considered a variety of Border Collie in countries such as United States and Canada

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The Shorthair Collie is a breed of dog originally developed for grazing. It is a variety of the Border Collie. Some canine organizations, to the copies of Long-haired and Smooth-haired, classified them as variations of the same race.

History

The early history of Smooth Collie, like many breeds of dogs, It is largely a matter of speculation. The most common view of the race is that they are descendants of a population of shepherds dogs brought to Scotland by the Romans in the 5th century ("See more information about the race"Collie”).

The modern history of both Collie, the Smooth Collie and the Rough Collie, It began in the reign of Queen Victoria, He turned his attention in the dogs of the shepherds and ordered that they bring to their Balmoral Castle in Scotland, some specimens. In 1860 years. At that time, the interest of the Queen, made the breed fashionable Smooth Collie. Thus began the transformation of the breed of dog of farm, similar to modern Border Collie, Pet highlighting its aesthetics and preparation for dog competitions, sample, for example.

The Smooth Collie, today it is considered a variety of Border Collie in countries like the United States and Canada, which means that they can sit and statistical records, are registered as "Collie" without specifying if it is a Rough Collie or a Smooth Collie.

In other countries, such as United Kingdom and Australia, they are classified as separate breeds, but for a very short time, the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom allowed the crossing of the two varieties until 1993.

Physical characteristics

The Smooth Collie it is a medium-sized dog pulling a large, the females measure of 56 - 61 cm. to the cross and the males of 61 - 66 cm.. Y, they weigh in 20 - 34 kg. The standard size of the breed varies by country, is the far larger in the range United States and Canada, and the smallest elsewhere.

The Collie's short hair is slightly longer than high, with a straight back and a deep chest. The characteristics of the head, especially of expression “sweet”, are considered very important in the ring. The breed has long snout, the flat skull and semi-erectas ears.

The layer is two-fold, one is soft and dense stuck to the body, and the outer layer is smooth and hard for a length of 2,54 centimeters, with the most dense hair around the neck forming a collar, and in the back of the thighs. The coat requires a weekly brushing. Unlike other Collie, It presents non bangs…, the hair is short.

The coat of the Smooth Collie it can be of the following colors:

  • Sand: the colour of the famous Lassie, that it goes golden light to dark mahogany. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.
  • Tricolor: black, with spots of color fire and white. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.
  • Blue Merle: that color is a gray marble silver black with spots of color fire. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.

Character and skills

The Smooth Collie is generally a sociable dog, easy to train family. Although it is not an aggressive breed, It is always alert and barking when he noticed something unusual, It is therefore a great watchdog.

Dogs Collie -usually- they are agile dogs, assets and need regular exercise. It is easy to train, due to their high intelligence and eagerness to please their owners. The formation of this breed requires exclusive dedication and patience, they are sensitive to correction and hide if they feel badly treated or it sobre required.

They get along well with children, they tend to harmonize well with other animals that live in the House, they usually mix well with other dogs.

The Smooth Collie is –mainly- a family pet, You can compete in obedience, agility, grazing trials, and other canine sports. Some are still used as working dogs in tasks of grazing (but less and less). They are also very useful as assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

It has a life expectancy of 12 - 14 years.

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> / Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 296
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • FCI Standard Smooth Collie breed
  • COLLIE SMOOTH FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Collie, Smooth Coat (English).
      2. Colley (French).
      3. Smooth Collie, KURZHAARIGER SCHOTTISCHER SCHAFERHUND (German).
      4. Collie de pelo curto, Smooth collie (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor escocés de pelo corto (Spanish).

    Bearded collie
    Escocia FCI 271 . Sheepdogs

    Collie Barbudo

    The Bearded collie It is an energetic dog. They need exercise and homework to do, How to care for children.

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    History

    The Bearded collie It is a breed of dog of medium size and long coat, It was originally used in tasks of grazing by Scottish shepherds. He is originally from Scotland, and their closest ancestors are a race of imported Polish shepherds in 1514.

    The history of the Collie-as we have said in another post of race– is a mixture of reality and legend. One story recounts that Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, went to Scotland in 1514 in order to negotiate a shipment of grain for sheep in several pastors, apparently brought six copies of pastoral dogs (Poles) it performed tasks of grazing in his native Poland, and at the destination they would help to move the cattle. A Scottish Shepherd, He was so impressed with the ability of herding dogs of Kazimierz Grabski, which changed several sheep by some of those six dogs. Y, was that, These Polish shepherds dogs were bred with the local dogs from Scotland and from there was born the beautiful Bearded Collie. This is one of the theories.

    Another theory, raises that Mrs G. Oliva Willison founded the breed Bearded collie modern with her brown bitch, Jeannie of Bothkennar. Jeannie, was - allegedly- a dog Shetland Sheepdog, at least that race was which had been commissioned, but Mrs. Willison got a bitch much like the current one Bearded collie by accident. Despite knowing that it was not the dog that was looking for, She became fascinated with the copy received and its sole objective, Thereafter it was to begin to raise the dogs of your bitch Jeannie, so began searching for a dog suited to the characteristics of your copy.

    An afternoon, While walking along the beach, He met a man who had emigrated from Scotland with his grey dog, David, who became in a very short time in "Bailie of Bothkennar", the boyfriend of Jeannie. Then, This story tells that Bailie and Jeannie de Bothkennar are the founders of the modern race of Bearded collie.

    But the stories do not there, If we escarbamos a bit we find name that have been very important for the development and prosperity of the race, for example..., Nicolas Broadbridge and Betty Foster…

    The race became very popular during the latter half of the 20th century, thanks to a Bearded collie, that turned out to be the best winner in the Crufts event in 1989. The Crufts is an annual International Championship of canine exhibition organised by the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom, currently held every month in March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, England. It is the largest annual canine exhibition that exists in the world, as stated by the Guinness World Records Guide (Guinness World Records), the event lasts for four days.

    Today it is still a breed in many countries, in United States, for example, Bearded Collie ranks 104 of 155 in the annual ranking of popularity of the American Kennel Club breeds.

    Bearded Collie is now mostly a great pet companion of many families, but originally it was used to drive sheep and cattle. It´s, essentially, a working dog, raised to be durable and reliable., able to cope with harsh and difficult conditions, like driving a herd of rebel sheep but successfully.

    The Bearded collie work has become less common in recent decades and may have become extinct, were it not for the dedication and efforts of some pastors as Tom Muirhead and Peter Wood (and breeders like Brian Plummer), that they have dedicated themselves to keep active the most ancient part of the race. From his dedication of these gentlemen, specimens of Bearded collie (of work) Australia and United States, It was where more support found among those who sought an independent and intelligent dog. They founded the "Working Bearded Collie Society's" (Society of Bearded collie of work).

    The "Working Bearded Collie Society's" mission is to preserve the capacities of these dogs work “barbets” as them were their ancestors. "They have a website called"Shepherds with beardies” (Shepherds with Beardies) with much valuable information for lovers of the - now- small population Bearded collie of work.

    Registration of dogs Bearded collie It has decreased significantly in Wales, Scotland and other countries due to lack of interest of the community with regard to the rearing of working dogs, lately the premium aesthetics, and breeders tend to develop lines of samples with excessive layers, for example. However, in some countries (as Sweden and United States) have developed programs focused on grazing for the race. Several organizations have also been established in different countries that encourage, actively, breeders to stress other qualities besides appearance.

    Physical characteristics

    The Bearded collie, as we said at the beginning, is a medium-sized dog, they have an average weight of 18 - 27 kg. The males measure approximately 53 - 56 cm in height to the cross, While the females are somewhat smaller, measuring of 51 - 53 height cm.
    They have a mantle of double layer, the hair is long, smooth (or slightly wavy) and soft to the touch. Several colors are supported, It may be black, blue, Brown or beige with white markings or Tan.

    Did You Know?

    Cubs Bearded collie born dark, and it is not always clear what color will be when they grow up. The coat lightens when ripe and then begins to darken again when having 12 - 18 months of age. The coat can not reach its final color until the dog is four years or more.

    Character and skills

    The Bearded collie is an excellent pet for those willing to adapt to their high level of energy and care of their hair long ... The weekly brushing is required to keep your hair healthy long without knots.

    The Bearded collie It is an energetic dog, Let us not forget that - originally designed- to work in the Highlands of Scotland raising of ovejas… They need exercise and tasks to do, How to care for children, Yes, will be an excellent Kangaroo!

    It is a faithful and family dog. The females., often, they are more expressive and stubborn than males. In training, males are more likely to follow the instructions and the females are more independent.

    Observations and tips

      This breed is not very widespread outside its country of origin, but hatcheries produce high quality specimens. If you want a puppy, a reservation is necessary. It is a breed that needs to work and feel useful, reason why the training is advisable. Not a difficult animal, but it can be quite stubborn if you are not convinced of the usefulness of what is required.

    Health “Bearded collie”

    Bearded Collies are some health conditions that may be of concern. They include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, diseases of the eyes, autoimmune thyroiditis, skin condition called pemphigus foliaceus and Addison's disease. Not all bearded collies suffer all or even any of these conditions, but to know in advance will help you in your search for a breeder.

    Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who can not provide written documentation that parents were exempted from health problems affecting race. Make the dogs are “reviewed by the veterinarian” It is not a substitute for testing genetic health.

    Remember that after bringing a new puppy to your home, You have the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a puppy with an appropriate weight is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. Advantage to the maximum their preventive abilities to help ensure a healthier dog for life

    Grooming “Bearded collie”

    The glory of Bearded collie it's his coat. The hardest part of caring for a Barbudo is also his coat. Wait half an hour to one hour a week to fix it. Brush and comb with wire brush or slicker brush and comb stainless steel also keep their double coat entanglements. Water spray or coat with spray antienredo before brushing to avoid damaging the hair. Is a good idea that the breeder show you how to brush the hair of an adult dog. Bathe your Bearded collie every six to eight weeks or more often, especially if (or when) their rooms are hairy rear with feces.

    In addition to the time spent caring for fur, Prepare for dirt, mud and debris that accumulate in the hairy legs of the dog. A light trimming can reduce the clutter a bit and gives the legs a clean look.

    If you regularly Aseas, the Bearded collie I shouldn't change much, but passes through a heavier coat every year that lasts two to four weeks. Also it loses a lot for a period of two or three months when the coat of the puppy is coming and adult fur is coming. Grooming a puppy takes very little time, but it is advisable to start early to get used to stand still while you work on your coat.

    The rest are basic care. Trim fingernails as needed, usually once a month. Brush your teeth often for general good health and fresh breath. Check the weekly ears to see if there is dirt, redness or odor that may indicate an infection. If the ears are dirty, I wipe them with a damp cotton with a soft ear cleaner recommended by your veterinarian.

    Characteristics “Bearded collie”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Bearded collie” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    1 – Bearded collie after playing with a rope – https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Bearded_collie_and_a_rope.jpg
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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs ) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 271
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • FCI standard of the breed Bearded Collie
    • BEARDED COLLIE FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Hairy Mou’ed Collie, Beardie (English).
      2. Bearded collie (French).
      3. Bearded collie (German).
      4. Bearded collie (Portuguese).
      5. Collie de las Tierras Altas, Collie de Montaña (Spanish).

    Border Collie
    Gran Bretaña FCI 297 . Sheepdogs

    Border Collie

    The Border Collie is regarded as the breed of smarter dogs que existe

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    History

    The Border Collie takes its name from the region of Borders, the border region between Scotland and England, where he has been tending flocks of sheep since ancient times with extraordinary efficiency. For a long time, has remained there out of sight of international canine enthusiasts. Therefore, the official rule was not registered with the FCI until 1976.

    The foundation of the ISDS (International Society of Sheep Dogs) in 1906 marked a turning point in this dog's history. The name of Border Collie then appeared in 1915 to describe these famous “shepherds dogs”, in recognition of the selection work carried out by the pastoralists of the border regions. The word “frontera” refers to the border, while the word “Collie” used to describe a sheepdog.

    The Border Collie owes excellent performance in many disciplines to rigorous and uncompromising selection in a pastoral environment. The different breeds that have stabilized the border are mainly herder breeds (Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail), Bearded Collie…), but also hunting dogs, as the English Pointer and especially the Gordon Setter.

    Like this, the definitive pedigree of Border Collie, and therefore your right to breed pedigree dogs, directly depends on your herding skills.

    Physical characteristics

    The Border Collie is a dog of medium size, well proportioned, that can weigh between 16 and 23 kg. It has a double cloak of hair that supports various colors, variations of black, toasted and white though white should never be the predominant color, the fur is impermeable, It can be dense and coarse, or dense, soft. The body has athletic appearance, low chest, strong and agile.

    The altitude varies between 46,5 and 56 cm for males and between 46 and 53 centimeters in females. The tail is moderately long, slightly curved, well populated, with a lock of his hair white at the end of the same.

    There are two coat varieties, moderately long and short. In both, the outer layer is dense and has a medium texture; the inner layer is dense and soft, which gives it good protection against the inclement weather. In dogs that have a moderately long fur, the abundant hair is Manes, fringes and tail brush. In the face, ears, previous members (except for the fringes) and later members from hocks to the ground, the hair should be short and smooth.

    Character and skills

    He is loyal to his own and especially who take as leader, with who comes to forge an unconditional link. His gaze is one of its main features, in the moments of work never apart from its leader, denoting a capacity of rare focus on the rest of dog breeds. He is happy when working, enjoy doing it.

    According to the classification made by Stanley Coren after analyzing the responses of more of 200 work of the AKC judges (“"The intelligence of dogs", Stanley city, Ediciones B, 1995), the Border Collie is the No. 1 from the list.

    It is a clever dog, very acute hearing, with a broad response capacity but, above all, It has a great agility and is owner of extreme intelligence, both functional and obedience.

    His strong herding instinct, coupled with his tenacity and resistance, It places it among the most required to bring races, controlling and driving flocks, proving the best breed of dog existing pastor.

    The Border Collie is regarded as the breed of more intelligent dogs que existe, next to the Golden Retriever and to the German Shepherd, that is why it is so easy to train.

    It´s awake, vigilant, responsive and intelligent. Affectionate and docile, sociable with humans and other animals. He possesses an innate curiosity. It is a working dog and requires exercise in large or open spaces. You need to feel that it is part of a group and it has a function in the same. As it is a breed of grazing need daily physical activity.

    Slender, regular and easy, raising little toes, which gives the impression that move furtively and at high speed. The Agility It is a sport open to all those people who have one or more dogs (Whatever your race, with or without pedigree). It consists of dogs led by their guides are able to overcome a series of obstacles in order to put in evidence the intelligence, obedience, concentration, sociability and agility.

    The Border Collie stands out in this sport for its physical and mental characteristics. If any of these tests has been occasionally observed, couldn't help but realize that the Border Collie They are present in many of them and they always end up doing it well.

    Did You Know?

    The Border Collie they are known as herding dogs, but a dog of this breed currently holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest car window opened by a dog. Striker, a Border Collie from Hungary, non electric opened window 11,34 seconds. Awesome!

    The Border Collie Ratings

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Border Collie” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    Adaptation ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Dog friendly ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hair loss ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Affection Level ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Exercise Needs ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Social Needs ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Apartment ⓘ

    Rated 2 out of 5
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Grooming ⓘ

    Rated 2 out of 5
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Health Issues ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Territorial ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    intelligence ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    versatility ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Child Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs ) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. With working trial.
    • FCI 297
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • FCI nomenclature race “Border Collie”
    • BORDER COLLIE FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Scottish Sheepdog (English).
      2. Border collie (French).
      3. Border collie (German).
      4. collie da fronteira (Portuguese).
      5. Collie de la frontera, Collie fronterizo (Spanish).