Border Collies of the Rich and Famous

Border Collies are an attractive, but not particularly glamorous breed. More rural and suburban than metropolitan and certainly not inner-city urban. They exude a farm and ranch sensibility; are more working class than high class; and no matter how you come by it, they require a good swath of land.

It’s thus no surprise that they are rarely the dog of choice for the jet set who spend most of their time promoting themselves in the concrete jungle or in cramped limousines and leer jets. A lifestyle devoid of routine and played out in dog-unfriendly places like studios, luxury hotels, and board rooms is not a good fit for the average Border Collie.

But despite the difficulties, there are a number of high profile personalities that have made this breed their own, some more successfully than others. From ultra-Conservative to ultra-Liberal, A-list to D-list, and from Royalty to rapscallions, the Border Collie has found its way off the farm and into the yards of a plethora of history’s Who’s Who.

I’ll document some notable examples in the coming weeks under the BC/R&F theme.

Until then, here’s to “Companionship Wishes and Cheviot Dreams!”

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.