The history of the border collie brungs us to Great Brittain. On the border of Scotland and England this dog gained his fame in the far stretched hills.
he Border Collie was bred especially for the work with the sheep and the selection was extremely strict. This eventually led to the current image of the Border Collie; a lot of passion for cattle, an unstoppable drive to move and the ability to fix the cattle with the eyes. This fixation is called “eye” and means that the dog can force a sheep to move aside with its eyes. Border Collies can have little, average or much “eye”, which is genetically determined.
The behavior shown by the Border Collie is very similar to the wolf’s hunting pattern. In a large arc the dog circles around the herd, sneaks in very low and hypnotizes the “victim” with his staring gaze. However, the Border Collie is domesticated and bred and trained to omit the killing action. All this makes it clear that the Border Collie is no ordinary dog. His years of work and selection as a cattle driver have given him not only this “eye” but also a lot of courage, perseverance and a considerable dose of his own initiative. To ensure this runs smoothly, it is important that you have a thorough knowledge of dogs and know what you are starting. Many Border Collies are currently successful in Agility, Flyball and Obedience.
Their accommodating nature and never-ending will to perform makes them suitable for these other uses. The Border Collie has become enormously popular and it is often forgotten that such performances were preceded by a great deal of knowledge and training. Not every Border Collie is suitable to reach the top, just as not every boss / trainer will succeed in bringing his dog to a competition level. Border Collies are basically friendly dogs, also towards children. However, you should bear in mind that some dogs exhibit very fanatic behavior and, in addition to the toy, sometimes grab a hand or jump up to the face unexpectedly high and hard. consistent upbringing of the Border Collie puppy can adjust this behavior. The display of “eye” can lead to problems in domestic situations. Sometimes other pets (other dogs, cats, birds or rodents) are hypnotized and driven all day long. If the Border Collie shows a lot of “eye” to other dogs, this can cause aggression because those dogs feel threatened. Young Border Collies often show “eye” to everything that moves and try to chase it and stop it. They also see cars and other traffic for livestock to be driven, unfortunately too often with fatal consequences.