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Border Collie

 

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Border Collie

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Border Collies are reputed to be the most intelligent dogs. They have long been an able and hard-working assistant to man. Their eyes have a hypnotic quality that seem to control almost any kind of livestock. 

Developed in Britain, the working Border Collie is the finest sheep-herding dog in the world, but Border Collies have been used to herd almost anything including cattle, goats, geese, chickens, and ducks. 

Border Collies range in height from 18 to 22 inches high at the shoulder but may be taller. They have a short or medium-length coat that is most commonly black and white. However, the Border Collie coat may be many colours including any solid colour (except white), bi-colour, tri-colour, merle or sable. This dog is bred for his unsurpassed working ability and therefore appearance is less important to this breed than others. The Border Collie's coat is thick, water-repellent, and may be wavy or straight.

The Border Collie's mission in life is work, and his natural abilities as a herder can't be beat. Quick, agile, and highly intelligent, a Border Collie is happiest when he has something to do. He is a working dog with great natural stamina. This breed is extremely active and has a very high energy level. If he is bored, this dog will create work for himself. That may include herding whatever is around - your cats, cars, or your children!

This dog thrives on work and games and is eager to please. As an extremely fast learner, obedience training, flyball, and agility events are very popular with Border Collies. As these dogs require almost constant physical and mental activity, they are not the dog for a couch potato or absentee owner. They are best in a rural environment.

 
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Canadian Border Collie Association 

Ontario Border Collie Club

Ottawa Valley Border Collie Club
BC Stock Dog Association

Alberta Stock Dog Association

Saskatchewan Stock Dog Association

Upper Canada Stock Dog Association

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Lindsay Powell, Hangin Arch
Alberta




 

British Columbia

Kennel/Website

David A. Murdoch
1517 224th Street
Langley, BC  V2Z 1L3
(604) 514-3420
Email:
Keam-Farm@telus.net

Keam Farm

 

 

Alberta

Kennel/Website

Lindsay Powell
PO Box 6127
High River, AB   T1V 1P7
(403) 422-0181
Email: 
info@hanginarch.com 

Hangin Arch


Dr. Wendy Schmaltz
Box 56 
Beiseker, AB  T0M 0G0
(403) 935-4543
Email:
aspatria@hotmail.com

Aspatria Kennels

 


Ontario

Kennel/Website

Sandy Briggs
Wimberway Kennels and Farm
RR#4
Powassan, ON   P0H 1Z0
(705) 724-2676
Email:
sandy@wimberway.com

Wimberway Kennels


Alice Guthrie
RR#4
Hagersville, ON  N0A 1H0
(905) 768-5587
Email:
newhopeborders@yahoo.ca

Newhope


Cat Laxton
Marley Hill Farm, RR # 1
Auburn, ON   NOM 1E0
( 519) 523- 9663
Email:
marleysheepdogs@hurontel.on.ca 

Marley Border Collies

 

 

 
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Rescue

Border Collie Friends Rescue

Southern Ontario Border Collie Rescue

Luan Egan
(416) 410-7573

Border Collie Rescue Ontario 
Cindy Boht
(416) 536-2910   
Sharon Fong
(905) 839-1751 

Border Collie and Rough Collie Rescue
Janet Arthur
(519) 922-2555

Sally Hull, Executive Director
Hullís Haven Border Collie Rescue
Winnipeg, MB

 

Did you know?


The sheep herding dogs featured in the children's movie, "Babe," 
were Border Collies. 

 
 

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