While several dog breeds are regarded as more intelligent than others, the breed that receives the most votes in a survey of more than 120 veterinary professionals is the border collie. Praised as hardworking, energetic ... More »

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The smartest dog breed is often considered to be the border collie. These dogs are prized for their high intelligence and instincts and are used to herd sheep and other animals. More »

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The 10 smartest dog breeds include the Border Collie, Poodle, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever and Doberman Pinscher. Shetland Sheepdog, Labrador Retriever, Papillon, Rottweiler and Australian Cattle Dog round out the l... More »

The Border Collie originated near the border of England and Scotland, and secretary of the International Sheep Dog Society first used the term "Border Collie" in 1915 to distinguish the breed from the smooth coat and rou... More »

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A border collie is a type of herding dog, and the blue merle is one of the many color variations that this breed can be. A blue merle border collie has white forelegs and chest and a light gray hue that is mottled and pa... More »

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The results are difficult to predict when breeding border collies and terriers because a mixed breed dog can take on many of the various traits of either parent breed. These breeds don't look much alike and were bred for... More »

A cross between a border collie and pointer could have any combination of the traits that each breed exhibits. The only way to understand a particular dog's personality is to investigate characteristics of each breed and... More »