Border collie

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border collie

n.
A dog of a medium-sized, agile breed developed in the border country of England and Scotland for herding sheep, often having a wavy black coat with white markings.

Border collie

n
(Animals) a medium-sized breed of collie with a silky usually black-and-white coat: used mainly as sheepdogs

Bor′der col`lie


n.
one of a breed of medium-sized herding dogs, developed in the border area of Scotland and England, having a harsh, wavy, usu. black-and-white coat.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.Border collie - developed in the area between Scotland and England usually having a black coat with white on the head and tip of tail used for herding both sheep and cattleBorder collie - developed in the area between Scotland and England usually having a black coat with white on the head and tip of tail used for herding both sheep and cattle
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
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All Border Collie Rescue, started in 2008 and has rescued over 1300 dogs, is a not for profit volunteer rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of Border Collies.
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The charity, established in 1976, has been involved in rescuing and rehoming border collies and collie crosses across the UK since its inception, and Ben has been involved in all areas of the operation over the past 18 years.
Throughout the weekend, farmers will demonstrate 1830s-style sheep shearing and on May 24, border collies will show off their skills at herding sheep.
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