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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There is Chaser, the 14-year-old border collie, who knows the name of 1,022 objects and can retrieve them on command. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Koko the Gorilla Wasn't Human, But She Taught Us So Much About Ourselves," 21 June 2018 Jake the border collie was hit and killed by a motorist, who left his body laying alongside the road. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Dog lovers emerge to support owners who border collie was hit and left by the road," 7 June 2018 The largest great bustard recorded tipped the scales at more than 46 pounds—that’s slightly heavier than a full-size border collie. National Geographic, "The Biggest Bird That Ever Lived and 5 More Bird Superstars," 15 May 2018 Jake the border collie was hit and killed by a motorist, who left his body laying alongside the road. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Callous driver hits beloved dog, leaves him like trash by the roadside," 1 June 2018 Anne Gust Brown introduces Cali, a standard poodle and border collie mix, as California's deputy first dog at the start of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget press conference Friday, May 11. Adam Ashton, sacbee, "Surplus swells as Gov. Jerry Brown's last budget grows to $199 billion | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 The dogs' exact breeds are unknown, but shelter euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie tells television station KXII that six of the dogs appeared to be a dachshund and terrier mix, while the seventh appeared to be a border collie mix. Fox News, "Oklahoma woman killed by pack of 7 small dogs," 17 May 2018 The dogs' exact breeds are unknown, but shelter euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie told television station KXII that six of the dogs appeared to be a dachshund and terrier mix, while the seventh appeared to be a border collie mix. CBS News, "Oklahoma woman mauled to death by neighbor's pack of 7 small dogs," 17 May 2018 Six of the dogs were likely dachshund-terrier mixes, and one was a border collie mix, according to the shelter’s euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Oklahoma Woman Killed in Attack by Pack of Small Dachshund Dogs," 17 May 2018

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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