The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience.
Robin Penland- Elliot is a world class trainer of Border Collies and the owner of On The Lamb Herding located in Camarillo, Ca. Robins is an excellent trainer of dogs but more impressively and excellent instructor for humans. Robin’s relationship with the breed goes back nearly thirty years and her love and passion as spawned an enriching career. Her love and understanding of the Border Collie is second to none.
Considered highly intelligent, extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic, they frequently compete with great success in sheepdog trials and dog sports. They are often cited as the most intelligent of all domestic dogs.Border Collies continue to be employed in their traditional work of herding livestock throughout the world. They are the premiere herder of any livestock but were developed primarily on sheep.
The Border Collie is also considered by most experts to be the most intelligent dog.