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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The Focus then careered into grandfather Peter Ives who was outside his own home walking his 13-year-old border collier, Benjie.