Dog of the Day: Border Collie
I took these pictures aaaages ago, but I had so many pictures of him that posting them seemed like a major undertaking, and I never got around to it. This happens to me a surprising amount, actually.
You really need to be dedicated to own a border collie, or they can end up getting really bored and unhappy. She apparently worked with him for a couple hours every day.
This is the ‘figure-eights through the legs’ trick. I always thought that would be a bit dangerous, at least if your dog is the type to do tricks that you DIDN’T ask for…
The patented border collie ‘focused’ expression.
This pup knew a lot of variations on ‘fetch’. Like ‘don’t go get it until I say’ and ‘stop where you are with the ball until I say’ and such. He seemed to like them all.
A quick rest, with the ball. I’m sure he would have given it to mom if she’d asked, but he was delighted to hang onto it until then.
They really are a gorgeous breed.