Fascinating Facts About Border Collies

Border Collies are considered the smartest dogs. They understand new commands after only 5 repetitions.

Smartest Dog Breed  

Border Collies have a strong herding instinct and may try to herd children, pets, cars, and more without proper training. 

Herding Instincts

Border Collies need over 2 hours of exercise and mental stimulation daily. If under-stimulated, they develop bad habits.

High Energy  

Border Collies have very sensitive hearing and may react strongly to loud noises like fireworks or thunder.

Sensitive Sounders 

Bred as herding dogs, Border Collies want a job to do and get bored easily without enough activity.


Border Collies originated from the border region between Scotland and England where they herded sheep.


Border Collies use their signature "herding eye" stare to control the movement of livestock.

Eye Contact

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