The Border Collie dog breed was developed to gather and control sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England. He is known for his intense stare, or “eye,” with which he controls his flock. He’s a dog with unlimited energy, stamina, and working drive, all of which make him a premier herding dog; he’s still used today to herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. The highly trainable and intelligent Border Collie also excels in various canine sports, including obedience, flyball, agility, tracking, and flying disc competitions.

Watch and learn about Border Collie dog's key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Border Collie Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Border Collie Dog Herding Dogs 1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder 30 to 45 pounds 12 to 15 years