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 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.
He said: "I was walking my own dog Holly when I saw this Border collie running around by itself.
The trust has been at the site for 15 years and cares for around 30 to 40 border collies at a time, re-homing some 400 to 500 each year.
Many border collie owners use whistles to command their dogs, but the Phifers use words "because Shannon has trouble whistling," Tony Phifer said.
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