7 Amazing Border Collie Stars
If you are very active and have the time and space to train and exercise a dog both mentally and physically, maybe a Border Collie is the right breed for you.
Try our breed quiz to see if you are suited (I am a Party Pug, luckily for Kilo, but sometimes I wish I was a Border Collie).
Border Collie Dog Breed
Border Collies are medium sized dogs with strong, muscular bodies. Famously energetic and highly trainable, Border Collies excel at sports like agility, disc, dock-diving, fly ball, Treibball, and more. This herding breed is fast and tireless, with an incredible desire to work. They are considered to be the smartest dog breed on certain measures, and can learn many words, skills and tricks with consistent positive training. Boredom from lack of mental stimulation or exercise can lead to destructive behaviours.
For more information check out our Breed Library.
This Fit Dog Friday we wanted to inspire you by showcasing some amazingly smart talented, fit Border Collies.
Hero the Super Collie
As well as dazzling on Talent Hounds and The Pet Network, Hero has given David Letterman Kisses, Performed for Marilyn Denis and CityTV, Played Basket Ball on Animal Planet and Skateboarded on The Family Channel. He is not only an amazing entertainer, but also a Qualified Therapy dog and has awards and certificates in Herding Instinct, Worlds Youngest Champion Trick Dog (At only 4 months old), and Agility! He recently hosted the Canadian Pet Expo and won the Dog Trick Contest at Woofstock on Day 1.
I love dancing and dogs dancing. Check out Sara and Hero in their incredible dance video that has gone viral on Facebook:httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-iyYgKnc8httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ2WEL0TQKg
You can catch Sara and Hero performing across the US in the Stunt Dog Show – we sure miss them here in Canada.
Hero will soon have a little sister, and they will be The Super Collies. Sara is adopting a beautiful 6-month-old female rescue puppy called Ms Marvel. We can’t wait to meet her (photo montage courtesy of the Super Collies Facebook page and Sara).
Nana the Border Collie
Nana is an extremely well-trained Border Collie with a YouTube Channel and successful career performing. Nana’s videos were part of the inspiration for the Talent Hounds Documentary as I could not believe how clever Nana and Kaiser the cat were. I trained my cat Nala to do several of the tricks in the video for chicken.httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5dIB2oF6sQ
Nana is trained exclusively using positive reinforcement. I was so excited to meet here at Canadian Pet Expo.httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8FfNQ_E0l0
Lottie the Border Collie
Young Lottie has performed 2 years in a row with Talent Hounds and just gets better and better. She is a fan favourite along with her brother Grizzly. She is also a well-trained trick dog but an accomplished athlete and competitor.
Lottie has even learned to use the toilet.httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_HCP3cYcLw
Rev has performed with Talent Hounds and been featured on City TV and the Pet Network. He is now a member of the amazing Woofjocks team.
Joey the Border Collie
Joey the Border Collie aka The Brainiac Border is a two year old Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert Trick Dog. She also loves flyball and agility.httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua9H6ph0fiw
Diesel was one of the first dogs we filmed for Talent Hounds with trainer Heather from RuffSport. Diesel is a super athlete and competes in sports. He is also a talented trick dog and entertainer.httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDt_ZC-PcaM
Paige the Border Collie
Here is a compilation of 15 cute dog tricks by the amazing Paige the Border Colliehttpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP4aTM9WOLc
What will you be doing with your dog this weekend?
I’ll be going to Woofstock and Christmas Pet Expo and hope to catch up with a few of these talented dogs there. Join Fit Dog Friday and be pro-active.