The Australian Shepherd, Border Collie and English Shepherd In a Nutshell

People often ask, What is the difference between The original English Shepherd, Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie?

In a nutshell,

Boo, Babe and Miss Bizz owned by Ellen and Everett Atchley in Delta Colorado - Photo by Dave Rasmus

The English Shepherd – a classic American Farm Dog.

The English Shepherd is a classic American farm dog—demonstrating good judgment and known for its sagacity and fidelity. Their ancestors were brought to America with settlers from England and were developed on farms throughout the Midwest and eastern United States. See also English Shepherd:

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Australian Shepherds were developed in a time when ranches were measured in sections (square miles), not acres.

The Australian Shepherd – developed with stamina and power to move large numbers of sheep.

Australian Shepherds were developed in a time when ranches were measured in sections (square miles), not acres and sheep were counted in the thousands. They were favored by stockmen for their stamina, and intuitiveness to handle large flocks in the tough, demanding conditions on the open range in the American west. See also Australian Shepherd: 

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The Border Collie, a premier sheepdog.

The Border Collie is a premier sheepdog able to work small numbers of light flighty sheep, They are more intense and not as content to sit on the porch, but continually looking for something to do. See also Border Collie:

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