7 Amazing Border Collie Stars
If you are very active and have the time and space to train and exercise a dog both mentally and physically, maybe a Border Collie is the right breed for you.
Try our breed quiz to see if you are suited (I am a Party Pug, luckily for Kilo, but sometimes I wish I was a Border Collie).
Border Collie Dog Breed
Border Collies are medium sized dogs with strong, muscular bodies. Famously energetic and highly trainable, Border Collies excel at sports like agility, disc, dock-diving, fly ball, Treibball, and more. This herding breed is fast and tireless, with an incredible desire to work. They are considered to be the smartest dog breed on certain measures, and can learn many words, skills and tricks with consistent positive training. Boredom from lack of mental stimulation or exercise can lead to destructive behaviours.
For more information check out our Breed Library.
This Fit Dog Friday we wanted to inspire you by showcasing some amazingly smart talented, fit Border Collies.
Hero the Super Collie
As well as dazzling on Talent Hounds and The Pet Network, Hero has given David Letterman Kisses, Performed for Marilyn Denis and CityTV, Played Basket Ball on Animal Planet and Skateboarded on The Family Channel. He is not only an amazing entertainer, but also a Qualified Therapy dog and has awards and certificates in Herding Instinct, Worlds Youngest Champion Trick Dog (At only 4 months old), and Agility! He recently hosted the Canadian Pet Expo and won the Dog Trick Contest at Woofstock on Day 1.
I love dancing and dogs dancing.
Check out Sara and Hero in their incredible dance video that has gone viral on Facebook:
See Dog Training Tips Featuring Sara and Hero, the Super Collie.
You can catch Sara and Hero performing across the US – we sure miss them here in Canada.
Hero will soon have littleadopted siblings, and they will be The Super Collies. Sara is adopting a beautiful 6-month-old female rescue puppy called Ms Marvel. We can’t wait to meet her (photo montage courtesy of the Super Collies Facebook page and Sara).
Nana the Border Collie
Nana is an extremely well-trained Border Collie with a YouTube Channel and successful career performing. Nana’s videos were part of the inspiration for the Talent Hounds Documentary as I could not believe how clever Nana and Kaiser the cat were.
I trained my cat Nala to do several of the tricks in the video for chicken.
Nana is trained exclusively using positive reinforcement.
I was so excited to meet here at Canadian Pet Expo and to include Nana in our series The Backseat Barkers.
Lottie the Border Collie
Young Lottie has performed 2 years in a row with Talent Hounds and just gets better and better. She is a fan favourite along with her brother Grizzly. She is also a well-trained trick dog but an accomplished athlete and competitor.
See Dog Training Tips By Taylor, the talented trainer of Lottie
Lottie has even learned to use the toilet.
Rev has performed with Talent Hounds and been featured on City TV and the Pet Network. He is now a member of the amazing Woofjocks team.
Joey the Border Collie
Joey the Border Collie aka The Brainiac Border is a two year old Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert Trick Dog. She also loves flyball and agility.
Diesel was one of the first dogs we filmed for Talent Hounds with trainer Heather from RuffSport. Diesel is a super athlete and competes in sports. He is also a talented trick dog and entertainer.
Paige the Border Collie
Here is a compilation of 15 cute dog tricks by the amazing Paige the Border Collie
What will you be doing with your dog this weekend?
I’ll be going to Woofstock and Christmas Pet Expo and hope to catch up with a few of these talented dogs there.
Such raw talent…you go BC’s!
If someone is looking for a dog who needs to be trained and kept busy this breed is great. For us they are far too obedient and needy of jobs. They are perfect for trick dogs and stuff.
Talent Hounds says
Yes, I do not have the time, space or energy at this point but I do love and admire them and their trainers.
Earl Lover says
Border Collies are a super smart breed,
Talent Hounds says
They sure are. We love Border Terriers too Earl XOX
M. K. Clinton says
OMD! Those are some incredibly smart dogs! Thank you for sharing them. Amazing talent!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
BCs are awesome. Mr. N and Sage like to try to outwit each other.
Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner says
All of those dogs are amazing in their own way. Dachshunds are too stubborn to train that well (of course there might be an exception but…)
Talent Hounds says
Yes the dogs and the trainers are all very special (lots of smart hard working young ladies and BCs). Gretel seems so well trained and also Crusoe but most Dachshunds can be stubborn. Kilo the Pug has very selective abilities. He loves working for food and is eager to please when it suits him. He will follow a treat lure, but he just doesn’t really seem to get verbal or hand signals and he has to practise tricks a lot. However he is much more affectionate and cuddly than many Border Collies and enjoys a good nap. Suits me for now LOL. Will have to show you our new blended family comedy – 2 dogs a pug and BC are the kids and move in together- Odd couple chaos ensues. Have a great weekend
Dachshund Nola says
Love BCs! They’re the next breed on my list, for a running partner and trick dog. I have the only biddible, easy to train dachshund. She thinks she’s a BC.
Talent Hounds says
Lol I was just chatting with Jessica about that. Nola seems amazing, but you can’t beat a BC for athletics and brains apparently. They have height and strength LOL. Love both breeds.
Seville at Nerissa's Life says
Oh my mouses! Just look at all that talent. Pretty spectacular, for sure.