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How do I get a border collie?

The AKC Performance Events Department welcomes two new field representatives to the AKC Herding Program. Beginning this month, Robin Penland-Elliott and Ken Ferrill will begin their new roles as AKC representatives at herd events.

Robin Penland-Elliott brings over 40 years of herding experience to the AKC program. Her judging career began with 4H in the 1970s and expanded in 1994 to the USBCHA and AHBA. She has been an AKC herd judge since 2003. Her decades of judging and training more than 60 different herd breeds give her a deep appreciation and broad understanding of different herding styles, from Border Collies and Australian Shepherds to Icelandic Sheepdogs and Hungarian Pumik. Robin is a passionate teacher who emphasizes the importance of the relationship between dog and handler to achieve the best results. Robin is delighted to share his years of expertise and commitment to good breeding and good sportsmanship in his new role.


The border collie has almost no defects because, as we have said, its qualities are countless. But if you are a rather lazy and not very playful person, it might not be for you. In fact, a lot of exercise, constant interaction with the owners, stimulation and brilliant games are needed. And therefore also sports and outdoor life, just like the German Shepherd.

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The tail is medium long and naturally hanging, it must reach the hocks. It is very shaggy and ends up curled up and straightens out when the dog is in action.

It should be brushed during wedging, but it does not require special care.

Types of Service Dogs

There are many different types of service dogs for different disabilities. Service dogs can help with nerve damage, paralysis, spinal cord injury, blindness and more. While some disorders are physical, some are mental, such as attention deficit disorder, autism, brain injury, autism, etc. Service dogs help their handlers with many tasks, but there are a few main types of service dogs that we will cover in this article.

Service Dog: Service dog is the most common breed and is the broadest category. A service animal can help with many things, but in this category it is usually young people who offer help with physical disabilities or impairments. They play a big part in the lives of their owners. Some common types of service dogs include Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever and Collie.

Border Collie Training

While all dogs need physical and mental stimulation, border collies are especially demanding. «We have our adopters give us training insurance, and we need classes,» says Ruckelshaus. The specificity depends on the age of each dog. «Sometimes it almost doesn’t even matter what party it is. she says, «as long as the dog is actively involved and so is the person.» The point is to challenge your border collie’s mind. If you don’t, they could become bored, unhappy and difficult to manage.

When you train your border collie, you’ll likely find them resourceful and cooperative – they want to please their humans. «Border collies won’t do anything their mom and dad don’t like,» says Hanson.