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The Story of Double "R" Border Collies
A Bit of Information to Introduce Myself and My Dogs

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Meet Roy Robinson

Roy, pictured here with some of the Double "R" dogs, has been a Maritimer all his life. He is best known for raising and training horses, specifically Appaloosas. Roy is now pursuing his love of Border Collies. Breeding and training of his dogs occupies most of his time, but he still raises sheep and keeps a small flock of of ducks.

The Name Double R

The name Double "R", simply Roy Robinson, was widely known for many years for the Appaloosas that Roy raised and trained. Retiring from the "horse training" after seeing a dog training video awhile back, he thought it would be interesting to raise and train herding dogs. He and his farm now concentrate on the Border Collies and related farm animals. Bud is pictured here doing a cross drive.
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About the Border Collie Breed

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Basic History of Breed

The history of the Border Collie is relatively new with several origin theories dating back to the 1800's. History books reference dogs with the description 'Collie' or 'Colley' with drawings dating from this time showing various looks. Sometimes the dogs resemble a Scottish shepherd; in other cases they look like the Border Collie we know today. The legendary "Old Hemp" and "Old Kep" at the turn of the century, are considered the "beginnings" of the current Border Collie type.

Characteristics of the Breed

Border Collies are best known for their herding abilities. They also excel in agility, obedience, flyball and are used in parts of the world for rescue dogs. And if you ask any owner, especially the one to the right, they make wonderful bonding pets.
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Colors of the Breed

As you can see from many of the images on our website, Border Collies are traditionally black and white, with occassional touches of brown. Our most current litter are all black and white, with both the traditional color configurations and unusual black and white arrangements on the puppies

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