The Border Collie
A remarkably bright workaholic, the Border Collie is an amazing dog, for owners with time, energy, and means to work together with them. These energetic dogs will settle down for cuddle time when the workday is done.
The Border Collie is an agile, intelligent, and a tireless dog, who is bred to herd sheep. As a result, these collies evolved into perfectly tuned working dogs with a strong affection for their owners and an insatiable appetite for running, hustling, and frolicking.
Borders are athletic and medium-sized. The overall look is that of a muscular but nimble worker unspoiled by passing fads. Both the rough coat and the smooth coat come in a variety of colors and patterns. The almond eyes are the focus of an intelligent expression, an intense gaze, the Border's famous 'herding eye', is a breed hallmark.
On the move, Borders are among the canine kingdom's most agile, balanced, and durable citizens. The intelligence, athleticism, and trainability of Border Collies have a perfect outlet in agility training, herding or obedience work. Border Collies are goal-oriented, driven, and feel most satisfied when they have a task to accomplish. This is the key to Border happiness.