Border Collies are considered to be the most intelligent dog breed in the world. Because of this, they are highly trainable and are eager to please, and excel at herding, agility, and other dog sports. These athletic dogs are high energy and need mental and physical stimulation. Border Collies are also affectionate and devoted to their owners.
In the mid-1800's, Queen Victoria spotted a Border Collie and became an immediate fan. The Border Collie is also known to be the No. 1 most intelligent dog breed.
The Border Collie originated in the United Kingdom in the 19th century.