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11 Things only border collie owners understand

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The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

If you're looking for a canine companion that thrives on having the job of watching over your family and homestead while being exceedingly trainable and your best exercise partner, the border collie is for you. Here are more spot-on facts that only border collie owners know to be true.

1. The border collie is a working dog that will stop at nothing to do a job — even as a pup

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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2. Border collies are highly alert and miss nothing in their midst

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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3. These energetic dogs are exceedingly athletic and want to herd everything (including toys)

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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4. Border collies are the top dogs at agility competitions

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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5. They naturally demand attention and will get it constructively or destructively

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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6. Border collies are the world's most intelligent dog breed (you'll even gain some IQ points just owning them)

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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7. They originated from the borderlands of Scotland and England, thus the name "border" collie

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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8. Two border collies played Fly, a dog who befriended a pig, in the movie Babe

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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9. They are all-terrain dogs that will go where ever you need them to go

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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10. Border collies are not wimpy house dogs — they much prefer to be working outdoors

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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11. Once you own a border collie, you'll know that no other dog is a better forever friend

The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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The fun furry facts only border collie owners know to be true

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