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a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland

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He sprang over the poodle and vigorously attacked a collie, and the collie woke up, and immediately commenced a fierce and noisy contest with the poodle.
The master was running up, but was too far away; and it was Collie that saved the hound's life.
Collie had been taken in charge by one of the woman-gods, who held arms around her neck and petted and caressed her; but Collie was very much perplexed and worried, whining and restless, outraged by the permitted presence of this wolf and confident that the gods were making a mistake.
Take Collie inside and leave the two of them to fight it out," suggested Scott's father.
All Border Collie Rescue, started in 2008 and has rescued over 1300 dogs, is a not for profit volunteer rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of Border Collies.
Collies disqualification comes after an investigation found he failed to ensure the company complied with its statutory obligation to file VAT returns and make payments in full to HM Revenue & Customs as and when due, short-changing the public purse by over 200,000.
Border Collies have been around for a long time, originally as working dogs assisting shepherds around the Scottish Borders.
A disorder that causes Border Collies and related breeds to collapse after strenuous exercise is under study by investigators at the University of Minnesota, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of California, San Diego.
The answer certainly stunned farmer Scott Smith as it turned out all eight of the cute little border collies were female - something which top breeders say is unheard of.
The charity, established in 1976, has been involved in rescuing and rehoming border collies and collie crosses across the UK since its inception, and Ben has been involved in all areas of the operation over the past 18 years.
Generally Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs, Australian Shepherds, White Shepherds, Longhaired Whippets or dogs interbred with these breeds were affected.
Scientists in the US tested the effectiveness of border collies in reducing the abundance of escherichia coli (E.
January/February), but almost all fail to mention farm collies.
FOLLOWING in the pawtracks of a doggie hero whose story of wartime bravery was made into a film, some of the brightest border collies from Northumberland have also been turned into film stars.
Border collies are known for their high energy levels and organisational abilities that are normally put to use herding flocks of sheep.