From Where The German Shepherd Border Collie mix come from?
Here’s a brief history of the Shepherd Border Collie mix’s parent strains.
Much like Shollies, the Border Collie’s true origins are unknown. But it’s thought that they came into prominence in Scotland. There, ancient Collies were bred to do much the same thing that they do today. Herd and protect livestock.
Sheepdogs like the Border Collie have been in existence for centuries. Although the American Kennel Club (AKC) didn’t formally recognize the strain until 1995.
Modern Border Collies are still excellent working dogs, particularly on ranches. However, you’ll also find them in the dog agility ring or as cherished family pets.
You can find out all about Border Collies here.
Another herding breed, the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) was bred in Europe. Formed to create the greatest herding or guide dog. In a climate in which working outdoors frequently meant braving cold weather and moist conditions, the Shepherd dog had to be tough.
The GSD finally turned into a refined herding breed known for its endurance and work ethic. The AKC officially recognized the breed in 1908.
Later, Shepherds became associated with military, police, and service work. All sectors in which you may find them working in today.