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Farm Dog (Border Collie)

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Canis lupus familiaris
Farm Dog (Border Collie)

Other Names for Me

A baby dog is called a puppy. A group of puppies is a litter.

About Me

Border Collies are herding dogs, bred for their ability to herd livestock and follow commands from the farm manager. This breed started in Europe and has spread worldwide. Border collies are known for their intelligence. They are also known for their nervousness if they are not kept busy enough. They need a lot of exercise to feel content.

Body Traits

Though they vary in looks, the most common look for a border collie is the black and white coat pattern. They are a medium-sized dog, about 20 inches high to the shoulder (withers).

Diet

Though dogs are carnivores by classification, they are actually omnivores by diet, eating both meat and plant matter.

What I Provide for People

Border Collies are working farm dogs used for herding sheep and other livestock. They are also kept as pets.

Farm Dog (Border Collie)

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Farm Dog (Border Collie) labeling page

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