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Breed: Border Collie
  • The Border Collie is AKC's 139th breed.
  • The Border Collie was featured in the hit movie, "Babe".
  • "Collie" is a Scottish dialect word used to describe sheepdogs, including Border Collies.
  • The 18th century poet laureate of Scotland, Robert Burns, accurately described the essence of the Border Collie, describing it as "honest" and "faithful".
  • The Border Collie was first classified as the "Scotch Sheep Dog".
  • In the second half of the 19th century, Queen Victoria spotted a Border Collie and became an active enthusiast (at this point, the divergence between our modern Collie and the Border Collie began).
  • Border Collies are famous for their work in sheepherding, including sheepherding trials; a Border Collie fancier, Mr. R.J. Lloyd Price, is credited with the institution of sheepdog trials in 1876.

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