Nov 262011
 
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stuffed border collie

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Stuffed Animals Details

** Stuffed Border Collie
** Long Fur with Black and White Markings
** Made by Douglas Toy
** 16 inch Nose to Rump

Contrary to what you might think, the Border Collie doesn’t live on the Mexico/US border, sniffing out illegals. Not the Canadian one neither. Neither does he roam around that soon-to-be-defunct bookstore, hassling patrons to put back the books they aren’t going to buy (though we would totally train a dog to do that if we worked at a bookstore). That isn’t to say the Border Collie doesn’t come from a border, because he does. But it’s actually the England/Scotland border.

Originally, he was bred to help herd sheep. In fact, one of his nicknames is the Scotch Sheepdog (contrasted with the English Sheepdog which looks like a walking rug). Like the English Sheepdog, the Border Collie’s instinct to herd and corral people, pets and even things is so strong, that these highly intelligent dogs need lots of love, attention and exercise. Unfortunately, this means that they aren’t for everyone, as not everybody can honestly commit to raising a high maintenance dog like the BC.

“But I do live a healthy, energetic and active lifestyle!” we hear you say. Then the Border Collie may just be what the doctor ordered. Not only is he fast and athletic, but he’s also one of the smartest dogs. But when you’re herding a…well…a herd of sheep, or small children, or what have you, you want your dog to be smart, right? Additionally, these little guys are fun loving and sweet.

Douglas captures that spirit handily with its 16-inch long Collie, Chase. An apt name if we ever saw one.

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