Basic History of Breed
The history of the Border Collie is relatively new with several origin theories
dating back to the 1800's. History books reference dogs with the description 'Collie'
or 'Colley' with drawings dating from this time showing various looks. Sometimes the dogs
resemble a Scottish shepherd; in other cases they look like the Border Collie we know today.
The legendary "Old Hemp" and "Old Kep" at the turn of the century, are considered the
"beginnings" of the current Border Collie type.
Characteristics of the Breed
Border Collies are best known for their herding abilities. They also excel in
agility, obedience, flyball and are used in parts of the world for rescue dogs. And if you ask
any owner, especially the one to the right, they make wonderful bonding pets.
Colors of the Breed
As you can see from many of the images on our website, Border Collies are
traditionally black and white, with occassional touches of brown. Our most current litter
are all black and white, with both the traditional color configurations and unusual
black and white arrangements on the puppies