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10 Hilarious Things Only a Border Collie Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on May 16, 2023

Hello there, fellow Border Collie enthusiasts! If you’ve found your way to this little corner of the internet, it’s highly likely you’re either a Border Collie owner, considering becoming one, or just plain curious. Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a tail-wagging journey of canine comedy featuring the wonderfully intelligent, agile, and borderline bonkers breed known as the Border Collie.

  1. The “Border Collie Stare Down”

    The Border Collie stare-down is a legendary phenomenon that any owner will recognize. It’s an intense gaze designed to herd sheep, but to us humans, it seems more like they’re trying to hypnotize us into giving them an extra treat. It’s a look that pierces right through you, as if they’re reading your soul or, more accurately, your snack inventory.

  2. The Tumbleweed Fur Balls

    No matter how often you brush them, Border Collies have an uncanny ability to create tumbleweed fur balls that magically appear around your home. They could be hiding under your bed, behind your sofa, or even resting conspicuously on your dinner plate! You might even consider starting a pet fur sweater business!

  3. The Energy-Zilla

    Forget about the Energizer Bunny; Border Collies are the real-life embodiment of relentless energy. A five-mile run? A mere warm-up. A game of Frisbee? Just the appetizer. These dogs are the Usain Bolt of the canine world, and you, my friend, are their personal fitness trainer.

  4. The Collie-assistant

    Your Border Collie is not just a pet; they’re your personal assistant, too. They’ll follow you everywhere – to the kitchen, the bathroom, even the laundry room. It’s as if they believe their purpose in life is to assist you in every mundane task, whether you like it or not.

  5. The Nightly Bed Battle

    Have you ever tried to share a bed with a Border Collie? You might think you’ve won the nightly bed battle as you tuck in, only to wake up on the edge of the bed with your furry friend sprawled out in the middle. The phrase “It’s a dog’s life” has never been more accurate.

  6. The “Speak” Command Overkill

    Border Collies are a remarkably intelligent breed, and they love to show it off. Teach them the “speak” command, and they’ll take it to heart, barking at every opportunity – the mailman, a squirrel, a leaf that moved suspiciously. You have been warned!

  7. The Fetch Fever

    The day a Border Collie tires of fetch is the day the earth stands still. They’re ready for a game of fetch any time of the day (or night). If you’re not prepared, they’ll use any object they can find – shoes, socks, your favorite book, even your TV remote.

  8. The Frisbee Fanatic

    Border Collies and frisbees go together like peanut butter and jelly. This obsession can lead to amusing encounters, especially when they spot a UFO-shaped object soaring through the air at the park. Spoiler alert: it’s usually a kid’s hat or a kite.

  9. The Border Collie Border Patrol

    Known for their herding instincts, Border Collies will often try to herd anything and everything – including children, ducks, and occasionally, lawnmowers. It’s all fun and games until your dog tries to herd a cyclist.

  10. The Overly-Attentive Listener

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? With a Border Collie, you always are. They give you their full attention,           tilting their head in the most adorable way as if they’re deciphering the mysteries of the universe – or just trying to figure out why you’re talking to a plant.

         So there you have it! The hilarious world of Border Collie ownership, where every day is an adventure filled with laughter, love, and a whole lot of fur. Despite their quirks, these intelligent, energetic, and loving dogs are more than pets; they’re family. And once you’ve loved a Border Collie, no other breed will quite compare.

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