Border Collie

No. 254529

by Safari Ltd
$4.99USD

Border collies were bred and trained originally as sheep dogs, and their name refers to the border of England and Scotland where so many border collies worked. They are energetic, medium-sized dogs, and collies are easily trained.

  • Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
  • Characteristics: Displaying the energy and intelligence for which border collies are known, this accurate figure looks ready to bound and play. Not only are border collies hard workers, but they also enjoy fun and play.
  • Size and Color: Black and white, with a splash of red for a collar, this border collie is 5 inches long and 1 ¾ inches high, about the same as a bratwurst.
  • The Border Collie is part of the Best in Show collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated, providing early man with a reliable hunting companion. Beyond this use, it’s thought that guarding the flock was the next most important task of domesticated dogs, and the border collie comes from this long lineage of sheep dogs. In fact, in Scotland where the border collie originated, the breed was known as the Scotch sheep dog. As far back as the 1700s, a Scottish poet laureate noted that border collies were honest and faithful, two traits that describe the breed well still today. These earlier dogs learned to respond to a variety of hand and hat signals from long distances, further evidence of their intelligence. Today’s border collies often respond to whistle commands, and the commands are more often standardized.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 11.8 L x 3 W x 3.8 H
    • Size in inches: 4.65 L x 1.18 W x 1.5 H
    • UPC: 095866254506
    Present Status The Border Collie is a very popular dog and is great for families with children and those who lead an active lifestyle. This dog typically has a life span of 13 to 16 years on average, but older dogs are common.