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History of the Border Collie

‘There is no good flock without a good shepherd. And no good shepherd without a good dog’ So goes the old saying and it is true that the history of the Border Collie is totally bound up with the species they were developed to work – sheep.

Understanding the breed helps in training and management but with that knowledge must come an understanding of the breed’s ancestry and of the commitment of the shepherds who cared enough to breed only the best. For without them and their knowledge the Border Collie as we know it today would not exist.

On the History of the Breed link you will find a fascinating account of how our ancestors gave us not just a breed but a legacy that is worth every effort needed to secure the future of the Border Collie.

© Barbara Sykes MBCC









Photos © FOSTBC

Visit the FOSTBC website for further reading: History of the Breed