Border Collie

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Our collection of Border Collie images features many champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Border Collie fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Border Collie overview

Originated in Great Britain for use as sheep herders in the Scottish Borders. Not suitable for the urban environment, prefering to live and sleep outside and likes a colder climate.

Easily obedience trained but does require a lot of exercise. Very affectionate and usually good with children. Strong working and predatory instincts can make it a difficult pet. If not kept in a constantly stimulating environment they can become destructive, trying to herd people or other dogs, and may become snappy. 

Border Collie foreign names

Collie de la Frontera (Spanish)


United Kingdom

Breed Group

Pastoral Group

Biological data

Male: 53 cm. / 22 inches.
Slightly less than 53 cm.
Slightly less than 22 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Variety of colours permissible.
White should never predominate.

Border Collie links we are happy to endorse

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Border Collie – Breed standard

The below links are external

Border Collie references and further reading

Belgian Border Collie Club

Border Collie Club Nederland 

Border Collie Club of Great Britain  
Scottish Border Collie Club 
West of England Border Collie Club 


American Border Collie Association 
Border Collie
Border Collie Society  

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Border Collie dogs or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

Please get in touch 
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Border Collie picture ideas

Featured image

AP-1B5UK7 - Border Collie with puppies
© Animal Photography, Eva Maria Kramer 

Border Collies in studio

Border Collie © Animal Photography / Tetsu Yamazaki
AP-XVCJLJ - Border Collie on white
© Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Border Collie puppies

Border Collie Puppies © Animal Photography / Tracy Morgan
AP-ME610R - four Border Collie puppies
© Animal Photography, Tracy Morgan

Herding Border Collies

Border_Collie_Herding_© Sally Anne Thompson
AP-1YDS9G - Herding Herdwick sheep
© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Black & white Border Collies

Border Collie © Animal photography_Nick Ridley
AP-KNNGXL - eyeing Border Collie
© Animal Photography, Nick Ridley

Merle Border Collies

Border Collie Merle © Animal Photography_Alex Grace
AP-CE7D66 - red merle Border Collie
© Animal Photography, Alex Grace