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National Border Collie Day 2023: When It Is & How to Participate

Ashley Bates

By Ashley Bates

a woman playing with border collie outdoor

If you have a Border Collie and are just now learning about this memorable holiday, you might wonder what it’s all about. National Border Collie Day takes place on November 24th every year as a simple way to appreciate this stunning breed. There is also an event called World Collie Day on July 21st. So, you have two ample opportunities to celebrate your Collie Breed each year!

In this article, we will explore National Border Collie Day so you can see how to spread the word and spend some time with your dog.


How Can You Celebrate National Border Collie Day?

If you have a Border Collie, you probably want to celebrate this wonderful day with them this November. If you need help coming up with something clever to do, let us give you a few suggestions.

Ultimately, you know what your Border Collie likes best, so it’s always best to consider their favorite activity.

1. Get a New Game to Play

If there’s one thing we know for sure, Border Collies absolutely love having a game to play. If you feel up to it, look for some suggestions online or take a quick search to see if you can find any new exciting puzzles or other brain games your Border Collie can benefit from.

border collie dog playing fetch with the male owner
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2. Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Your Border Collie will love using their senses to track down different items. You can set up your very own scavenger hunt for your pooch and encourage them to find treats or other smelly favorites that you have stowed away. This is an excellent way to both mentally and physically stimulate your dog.

3. Go for a Spa Day

Your pup will love getting pampered! If it’s been a minute since you’ve taken your dog for a professional makeover, it could be a great time to schedule an appointment with your favorite groomer.

Groomer brushing a Border Collie
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4. Visit the Dog Park

Do you have a favorite dog park location that you and your Border Collie love to visit? If you could use some socialization and you know your Border Collie would love to see new and old friends, it might be time to pop in for a visit—permitting that the weather isn’t too cold!

5. Go on an Adventure

November tends to be a little chilly, so make sure you bundle up if you choose to go on an adventure. But your Border Collie will love nothing more than to take a hike, jog, or woodland adventure with their best friend.

border collie dog getting trained
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6. Make an Appreciation Post

In addition to some other fun things you and your Border Collie can get into, maybe it’s time for an appreciation post on your favorite social media platform. When did you last load your friend’s timelines with photos of your pup? Maybe you should write a little blurb and post a few photos of your best friend.

7.  Opt for a Photoshoot

If you do choose to make a social media post, maybe it’s time to have that photoshoot that you’ve been putting off! What could be more fun than getting dressed up with your dog and taking snazzy pictures with them? You can get goofy or make it serious. The choice is yours!

border collie owner using laptop
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8.  Adopt a Border Collie

If you’re feeling like it’s a good time, you could look into Border Collie-specific rescues in your area. They might have the perfect pooch to adopt, adding to your already awesome pup pack.


Why Are Border Collies So Great?

If you own a Border Collie, you could think of countless reasons off the top of your head as to what makes them so unique and wonderful. Here are the few things that make these dogs stand above the rest.

Border Collies Are the Smartest Known Canine

Border Collies make the top of the list regarding canine intelligence. Trial after trial has proven that Border Collies might just beat every other breed with their keen brilliance. We’re sure it’s no surprise to you!

Border Collies Are Terrific in Agility

If you’ve ever watched a Border Collie move, you know just how swift and precise they are. These dogs are highly skilled at agility and fare very well in advanced types of training. In fact, these dogs often go to competitions to show off their talents.

These dogs can enter tons of canine sports, including flyball, tracking, obedience, flying disc, and agility. So not only are they geniuses, but they are talented to boot.

border collie dog playing with frisbee
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Border Collies Make Exceptional Service Dogs

Border Collies are alert, intuitive, and highly trainable. These attributes make them excellent service dogs for people with disabilities or special needs.

Border Collies Have Great Work Ethic

The word ‘collie’ is actually a Scottish word that translates in English to sheepdog. The Border Collie was named because they thrived on the border region of Scotland and England.

Border Collies grew in popularity very rapidly because they had such a strong work ethic. These highly trainable dogs could learn a variety of tasks, and herding sheep just so happened to be their strong suit.

Border Collies Are Loyal Companion Animals

As every Border Collie owner knows, these dogs are incredibly affectionate, loyal, and amiable. These energetic, keen dogs make for one solid companion, permitting you have the proper lifestyle to keep them healthy.

Border Collies require a very active lifestyle and prefer homes with lots of places to roam. This is a wonderful pick if you have a large fenced-in backyard or untapped acreage for exploring!

They love having a job to do as well. So if you have farm animals or need a helping hand on the property, these dogs would more than happily oblige your request.

Border collie puppy sitting next to owner
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Border Collies Are Famous

Thanks to their trainability, Border Collies appear on the big screen in movies all over! You might have seen them in movies like Babe, Snow Dogs, Mad About You, Little House on the Prairie, Animal Farm, and Rover Dangerfield.

Border Collies Make Amazing Watch Dogs

Border Collies are not classically aggressive, making them unsuitable for guard duties. However, these pooches make stellar watch dogs. They have a high barking frequency, mainly because they are so easily stimulated and notice so much in their surroundings.

So, if a stranger or unwanted creature lurks nearby, you will surely hear about it.


Final Thoughts

Now you know that National Border Collie Day is approaching quickly, and you can make plans accordingly! No matter how you choose to celebrate this holiday, you can make your pup feel special. After all, this is one noteworthy breed capable of spectacular things!

How will you show your appreciation this year?

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