The Border Collie is a well balanced, a medium sized dog of athletic appearance, displaying style and agility in equal measure with soundness and strength too. It has a title of being the smartest dog in the entire world!
The Border Collie`s hard and muscular body conveys the impression of effortless movement and endless endurance too. This dog is extremely intelligent and has lots of energy. It is not that hard to understand why they are the smartest dog breed in the world.
The Border Collie dog is a smart, an intense workaholic who lives for order and values employment above all else. His focus is really legendary, and so is the damage he can make when he has nothing to do. This dog is very popular for his good looks and size. The Border Collie’s drive to work and his strong desire to keep his people together at all times may come as an unpleasant surprise to families who may know him only from his charming, sweet starring roles in movies such as “Babe” or “Hotel for Dogs.”
A good Border Collie can be the best companion of a lifetime. He should be with a clever owner who can keep him busy with some dog sports like agility, flyball, flying disc games, herding trials, obedience, and tracking too. It actually takes a lot of time and effort to keep him occupied to his satisfaction.
This is a herding dog, which means he has an overwhelming urge to gather a flock. That flock could be sheep, children, cats, squirrels too, or anything that moves, including cars. This instinct to nip, nudge, and bark, along with his energy, cannot be simply just trained out of them. Rather, it should be directed. He must have some task, whether it is actually herding sheep or maybe competing in dog sports. A brisk walk or a game of fetch every day just is not enough activity for them.