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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
The Border Collie is descended from landrace collies, a type found widely in the British Isles.
The name for the breed came from its probable place of origin along the Anglo-Scottish border. Mention of the "Collie" or "Colley" type first appeared toward the end of the 19th century, although the word "collie" is older than this and has its origin in the Scots language.
It is also thought that the word 'collie' comes from the old Celtic word for useful. Many of the best Border Collies today can be traced back to a dog known as Old Hemp.
In 1915, James Reid, Secretary of the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) in the United Kingdom first used the term "Border Collie" to distinguish those dogs registered by the ISDS from the Kennel Club's Collie (or Scotch Collie, including the Rough Collie and Smooth Collie) which originally came from the same working stock but had developed a different, standardised appearance following introduction to the show ring in 1860 and mixture with different types breeds.
Country of Origin:
England / Scotland
1 foot, 6 inch. to 1 foot, 10 inch. (45,72 to 55,88 cm)
30 to 45 pounds (13,61 to 20,42 Kg)
12 to 15 years
Potential Health Issues:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
Collie Eye Anomaly,
Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD),
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Need For Exercise
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