Border collie

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Border collie

a medium sized (30-45 lb), working sheepdog with a moderately long, usually black and white coat. There is a smooth-coated variety. Used extensively in the United Kingdom and Australia. The breed is subject to central progressive retinal atrophy and ceroid lipofuscinosis.
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Employing trained, working border collies and a skilled handler is the most humane and effective way to deal with this all to common and growing problem.
The campaign was started by Simon Falla, from Chapel House, who had taken in a couple of rescue border collie dogs.
Many border collie owners use whistles to command their dogs, but the Phifers use words "because Shannon has trouble whistling," Tony Phifer said.
With no sheep to round up at The Seaview Lion Park in Port Elizabeth, Solo the Border Collie has started herding tigers instead.
The Gap's Lisa Williamson, who has owned border collies for more than two decades, said they were undoubtedly dogs with enormous potential.
A McNab differs markedly in appearance from the usual English collie, although the markings and color are very similar to the Border collie.
Runners-up prizes were awarded to Border Collie mix, Kiely; Blue Merle Australian Shepherd, Baloo; Bailey, an English Shepherd; and feline finalist, Gabby, a domestic long-haired cat.
I ALLOWED myself a wry smile when I read the article in Friday's Record about the 11-week-old Border Collie pup who chewed a deodorant canister, causing a gas explosion, in which fortunately no one was hurt.
DOGGONE IT: Colette Turner and the on-screen E-card featuring her border collies Picture: COLIN LANE
Three-year-old black and white border collie Ben tested his skills at the Ewe-phoria sheepdog visitor centre in Llangwm, near Corwen.
Most of the foundation's dogs are golden retrievers, Labradors, German shepherds and border collies.
Rico's interpretive skill partly stems from the breeding of border collies for mental agility.