Border Collie

Tweedhope Sheepdogs in the Mist – Courtesy Viv Billingham

Border Collie

Also known as: BC, sheepdog

Origin: British Isles

Height at shoulder: 18–22 inches (46–56 cm)

Weight: 30–50 pounds (14–23 kg)

Coat: Short and tight fitting to medium and silky

Color: All colors and patterns, solid, merle, ticked or brindle, with or without white markings

Ears: Semi-erect or upright with pointed tips

Tail: Long, feathered, held low

A pair of Tweedhope sheepdogs with power and presence working a set of twin lambs on the banks of St. Mary’s Loch in the Scottish Borders – Courtesy Viv Billingham

Tweedhope sheepdogs – Courtesy Viv Billingham

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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