- one of a breed of herding dogs, developed in the border area between Scotland and England, having a harsh, wavy coat, usually black with white around the neck, chest, face, feet, and the tip of the tail, used for both sheep and cattle herding.
Origin of Border collie
First recorded in 1940–45
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- a medium-sized breed of collie with a silky usually black-and-white coat: used mainly as sheepdogs
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