The Collie dog makes an excellent sporting dog, and can be taught to do the work of the Pointer and the Setter, as well as that of the Water Spaniel and the Retriever. He can be trained to perform the duties of other breeds. He is clever at hunting, having an excellent nose, is a good vermin-killer, and a most faithful watch, guard, and companion.
The Deerhound is one of the most decorative of dogs, impressively stately and picturesque wherever he is seen, whether it be amid the surroundings of the baronial hall, reclining at luxurious length before the open hearth in the fitful light of the log fire that flickers on polished armour and tarnished tapestry; out in the open, straining at the leash as he scents the dewy air, or gracefully bounding over the purple of his native hills. Grace and majesty are in his every movement and attitude, and even to the most prosaic mind there is about him the inseparable glamour of feudal romance and poetry.
Keiko is a Border Collie mix (the other half is probably Spaniel). When we originally adopted her, she was “about” 5 years old. It was at a yearly “dog-walk” our local Humane Shelter puts on where they try to showcase adoptable dogs. Keiko was not the first dog we walked – in fact, we were […]
Imagine this: You work in a warehouse. You see a worker with his arms full of boxes enter a room. The lights in the room are not on, so the worker uses his elbow to flip the light switch on. If you were to later enter the same dark room (without carrying anything), you would […]
Border Collies like to work – or more specifically, they like to herd. A Border Collie’s intense stare is said by some to actually hypnotize their charges. Those eyes see everything – every movement, every reaction, every nuance – and the dogs react instinctively to counteract or take advantage of the herds’ movement. It’s almost […]
This is the second part of Jake’s story as told to us by Shirley Purdy. If you missed part one you can read it here. Enjoy the read.Hi everyone, it’s Jake here again… with a follow-up to my first dog story, that was called “Jake’s Own Story” and gave a brief biographical insight into my […]
Here’s some more information about how to choose a Border Collie breeder. By Muna wa Wanjiru. It is true that dog breeders who breed uncommon types of dogs are not as easy to find as dog breeders who breed the more common types of dogs. The more common breeders, like that of Border Collie breeders […]