border collie

noun, often capitalized B

Definition of border collie

: any of a breed of medium-sized sheepdogs of British origin noted for their herding abilities

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Her sons stood in for her at the event, accompanied by Shanti and the family’s other dog, Banjo, a border collie mix. Peggy O’hare,, "DPS, sons still looking for who dumped the gravel that led to I-37 crash, death of San Antonio mother," 5 Aug. 2019 Casey, believed to be a border collie-husky mix, is approximately 1 year old, and her puppies about 2 weeks old. Fox News, "Dog, 9 puppies dumped in sealed box at Canada landfill, officials say," 12 June 2019 In a new study released by Nature‘s Scientific Reports last week, researchers in Sweden compared the long-term stress hormone levels between 58 dogs, a mix of shetland sheepdogs and border collies, and their female owners. Maria Pasquini,, "Dogs Can Pick up on Their Owner’s Stress Levels and Feel Anxious Too: Study," 10 June 2019 The team recruited 58 dog-owner pairs in Sweden, including 33 Shetland sheepdogs and 25 border collies. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "If you’re chronically stressed, your dog could be too," 6 June 2019 Researchers recruited 33 Shetland sheepdogs and 25 border collies and measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair and the hair of their human guardians. Melissa Healy,, "Coming home stressed? Your dog is internalizing those bad vibes too, study suggests," 6 June 2019 Viking encampment, border collie demonstrations, Shamrock Shenanigans with new obstacles. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: June 10-16," 9 June 2019 The Swedish researchers focused on 58 people who own border collies or Shetland sheepdogs. NBC News, "Dogs owners feeling long-term stress can transfer it to their dogs, science shows," 6 June 2019 In a flash a border collie zips across the lawn, grabbing the pup and dashing out of harm's way. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Home Security Camera Catches a Border Collie Saving a Tiny Chihuahua's Life," 15 Apr. 2019

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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