Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Border Collie

Border Collie


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

UITGEGEVEN

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FCI
24.06.1987.
KC
March 1994

UTILISATION

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FCI
Sheepdog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Groep 1Sheepdogs and Cattledogs
Section 1Sheepdogs
With working trial

KC
Pastoral

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Well proportioned, smooth outline showing quality, gracefulness and perfect balance, combined with sufficient substance to give impression of endurance. Any tendency to coarseness or weediness undesirable.
KC
Well proportioned, smooth outline showing quality, gracefulness and perfect balance, combined with sufficient substance to give impression of endurance. Any tendency to coarseness or weediness undesirable.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Skull and foreface approximately equal in length. Body slightly longer than height at shoulder.
KC
Tenacious, hard-working sheep dog, of great tractability.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Tenacious, hard-working, of great tractability. Keen, alert, responsive and intelligent. Neither nervous nor aggressive.
KC
Keen, alert, responsive and intelligent. Neither nervous nor aggressive.

HEAD

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KC
Skull fairly broad, occiput not pronounced. Cheeks not full or rounded. Muzzle, tapering to nose, moderately short and strong. Skull and foreface approximately equal in length. Stop very distinct. Nose black, except in brown or chocolate colour when it may be brown. In blues nose should be slate colour. Nostrils well developed.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Fairly broad, occiput not pronounced.

Stop

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FCI
Very distinct.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black, except in brown or chocolate colour when it may be brown. In blues nose should be slate colour. Nostrils well developed.

Muzzle

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FCI
Tapering to nose, moderately short and strong.
KC
Teeth and jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Teeth and jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Cheeks

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FCI
Not full or rounded.

Eyes

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FCI
Set wide apart, oval shaped, of moderate size, brown in colour except in merles where one or both or part of one or both may be blue. Expression mild, keen, alert and intelligent.
KC
Set wide apart, oval-shaped, of moderate size, brown in colour except in merles where one or both or part of one or both may be blue. Expression mild, keen, alert and intelligent.

Ears

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FCI
Medium size and texture, set well apart. Carried erect or semi-erect and sensitive in use.
KC
Medium size and texture, set well apart. Carried erect or semi-erect and sensitive in use.

NECK

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FCI
Of good length, strong and muscular, slightly arched and broadening to shoulders.
KC
Of good length, strong and muscular, slightly arched and broadening to shoulders.

BODY

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FCI
Athletic in appearance. Slightly longer than height at withers.
KC
Athletic in appearance, ribs well sprung, chest deep and rather broad, loins deep and muscular, but not tucked up. Body slightly longer than height at shoulder.

Loin

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FCI
Deep and muscular but not tucked up.

Chest

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FCI
Deep and rather broad, ribs well sprung.

TAIL

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FCI
Moderately long, the bone reaching at least to hock, set on low, well furnished and with an upward swirl towards the end, completing graceful contour and balance of dog.
Tail may be raised in excitement, never carried over back.
KC
Moderately long, the bone reaching at least to hock, set on low, well furnished and with an upward swirl towards the end, completing graceful contour and balance of dog. Tail may be raised in excitement, never carried over back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Front legs parallel when viewed from front. Bone strong but not heavy.
KC
Front legs parallel when viewed from front, pasterns slightly sloping when viewed from side. Bone strong but not heavy. Shoulders well laid back, elbows close to body.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to body.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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FCI
Slightly sloping when viewed from side.

FEET

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KC
Oval, pads deep, strong and sound, toes arched and close together. Nails short and strong.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval, pads deep, strong and sound, toes arched and close together. Nails short and strong.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Broad, muscular, in profile sloping gracefully to set on of tail.
KC
Broad, muscular, in profile sloping gracefully to set on of tail. Thighs long, deep and muscular with well turned stifles and strong well let down hocks. From hock to ground, hindlegs well boned and parallel when viewed from rear.

Thigh

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FCI
Long, deep and muscular.

Stifle

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FCI
Well turned.

Hock joint

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FCI
Strong, well let down.

Rear pastern

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FCI
From hock to ground, hindlegs well boned and parallel when viewed from rear.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free, smooth and tireless, with minimum lift of feet, conveying impression of ability to move with great stealth and speed.
KC
Free, smooth and tireless, with minimum lift of feet, conveying impression of ability to move with great stealth and speed.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
In both, topcoat dense and medium textured, undercoat soft and dense giving good weather resistance. In the moderately long-coated variety, abundant coat forms mane, breeching and brush. On face, ears, forelegs (except for feather), hindlegs from hock to ground, hair should be short and smooth.
KC
Two varieties: 1) Moderately long; 2) Smooth. In both, topcoat dense and medium textured, undercoat soft and dense giving good weather resistance. In moderately long-coated variety, abundant coat forms mane, breeching and brush. On face, ears, forelegs (except for feather), hindlegs from hock to ground, hair should be short and smooth.

COLOUR

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FCI
Variety of colours permissible. White should never predominate.
KC
Variety of colours permissible. White should never predominate.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal height: dogs: 53 cms (21 ins); bitches slightly less.

Height at withers

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FCI
Ideal: Males 53 cm (21 ins), Females slightly less.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


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