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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Officers say the dogs involved in the attack included a border collie and what appear to be multiple terrier mixes. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Rex Tillerson is just the latest Trump aide to speak out after getting fired," 18 May 2018 After human search efforts failed to find the teen after 36 hours, the Gloucester police requested Ruby, an Australian shepherd/border collie, be brought in. Grant Suneson And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 25 most heroic dogs in America," 5 July 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 Some airports with particularly stubborn birds are forced to get creative: Salt Lake City’s airport deploys pigs to eat up gull eggs, and border collies chase away herons and egrets at Southwest Florida International in Fort Myers. Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Airports Keep Birds Away," 5 Nov. 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 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

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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