Border Collie History
The Border Collie is a breed that traces its roots to the border region between Scotland and England. It is believed to have developed during the 1800s when farmers began selectively breeding local sheepdogs in order to produce an ideal working dog. The breed has been used traditionally as a farm dog, helping herd and guard livestock like sheep and cattle, although it can also be an excellent family companion if given proper exercise and obedience training.
Border Collies were first registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1995 under its Herding Group classification. Since then, the popularity of this breed has continued to grow due to its intelligence, loyalty, and energetic nature. Additionally, Border Collies have become popular participants in herding competitions as well as agility trials both for canine athletes as well as entertainment for spectators alike.
Border Collie Characteristics