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.

Black and White Border Collie

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.

Black and White Border Collie

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…

Black and White Border Collie

The patented border collie ‘focused’ expression.

Black and White Border Collie

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.

Black and White Border Collie

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.

Black and White Border Collie

They really are a gorgeous breed.

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