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Border Collie

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Border Collie
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Border Collie
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Border Collie _Designed by Jochem ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:412671) _Border collie, breed of herding dog, typically an outstanding sheepdog, which has been used along the English-Scottish border for about 300 years. Considered among the most intelligent breeds, border collies also excel at agility competitions. The border collie stands about 20 inches (51 cm) and weighs 31 to 50 pounds (14 to 23 kg). It is usually a long-haired dog, often black and white in colour, but sometimes red and white or tricolour. The physical appearance of this dog is less important than the ability to herd; for years many breeders resisted breed recognition from groups such as the American Kennel Club (AKC) for fear of encouraging the breeding of border collies that conformed physically to type but were unsuited to their work. In 1995 the border collie became eligible to be registered with the AKC in the Regular Classes. _He is known for his intense stare, or "eye," with which he controls his flock. He's a dog with unlimited energy, stamina, and working drive, all of which make him a premier herding dog; he's still used today to herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. The highly trainable and intelligent Border Collie also excels in various canine sports, including obedience, flyball, agility, tracking, and flying disc competitions. _If there is a dark side to the Border Collie's energy and workaholic attitude, it comes out when he's brought into a family that doesn't understand him. He is not a cuddly, couch-potato dog. He doesn't want to be coddled. He wants — and needs — a job. Keeping up with the Border Collie's intense mental and physical stamina is exhausting, even exasperating, to an owner or family that wants a laid-back family pet.The Border Collie is a herding dog, which means he has an overwhelming urge to gather a flock. That flock could be sheep, children, cats, squirrels, or anything that moves, including cars. This instinct to nip, nudge, and bark, along with his energy, cannot be trained out of him. Rather, it must be directed. He must have a task, whether it's actually herding sheep or competing in dog sports. A brisk walk or a game of fetch every day isn't enough activity for the Border Collie.
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SKU 10000394
Length [mm] 90
Width [mm] 66.47
Height [mm] 95.98
Volume [cm³] 103.58
Area [cm²] 194.59
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