Considered one among the most intelligent dog breeds, the Border Collie is known for their obedience, stamina and agility. It is believed that this outstanding herder has an eye that can hypnotize cattle. The breed is not friendly with other dogs of the same sex or with cats, and has a tendency to get aggressive at the pokes and prods of children. Border Collies demand extensive regular exercise and a great amount of attention and possibly a job to do, otherwise they will be climbing the walls.
Border Collies can have a wide array of colors in their coat, such as black and white, chocolate and white, red and white, yellow and white, blue and white, lilac and white, sable and white, tricolor, saddle pattern, blue merle, red merle, and sable merle.