Border Collie personality
Intelligent and enthusiastic, Border Collies are hard-working and well-suited to outdoorsy and active families. Border Collies are known for their loyal, sensitive and determined personality. Though each dog's coat will vary, classic markings for this breed include a black body with a blaze of white across his face and chest, and white socks.
This highly intelligent dog is born with an instinct to work and responds extremely well to training, which is why it is often used as a farm dog.
Collies have the reputation of being workaholics. They are not interested in lying around the house all day with nothing to do. This dog is a suitable companion to those who regularly spend time indulging in outdoor activities like hiking or running, and lead a physically active lifestyle.
The most famous Border Collie was Shep, the long-term companion to John Noakes from BBC's Blue Peter in the 1970s. Border Collies have also appeared on the silver screen in Academy Award winning film, Babe.