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Border Collies

June 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Border Collies

1.- It's frequently referred to as the most intelligent dog breed.
2.- They are used to assist with the herding of livestock but they are also great companion animals and are been trained to assist the handicapped and as blind guide dogs..
3.-They can be trained like no other, they thrive on praise.
4.-They need tons, and tons of exercise. If they are not challenged daily, they will become very destructive.
5.-They get along with other dogs and children, but you cannot trust them too much with other small pets, although a lot of them live happily with cats.
6.- This is a breed that needs to be very well socialized.
7.-They need constant company. You cannot leave this dog alone at home all day.
8.-They excel at Frisbee-catching and agility competitions,, which is something you should definitely consider enrolling them in if you adopt a Border Collie.
9.- They cannot live in an apartment. They need space to run and move, or they will become very unhappy and problematic dogs.
10.-If they are going to be kept as family pets, you should be willing to some effort into the relationship.

Important to know
Close up of Border Collie
To be really happy, they need a lot of leadership, a lot of exercise, and a job to keep them occupied.

They are herders, and will try to children and strangers. They have to be taught not to do so.

They can actually hypnotize cattle. They can control any kind of herd by crouching down and spellbinding the animals by staring at them.



Photos courtesy of:

Corrado Dearca

Training of Border Collies