Heath Ledger, Human Border Collie, Dead

Australian actor (in America) Heath Ledger was found dead today in Mary-Kate Olsen’s New York apartment. And why, you ask, would a blog about Border Collie controversy and news be covering the death of an actor?

Well, because Heath Ledger is a border collie, of course. Well, at least according to the book Men are Dogs: In the Best Possible Sense by Molly Hewitt.In addition to having a “fairly broad skull, soft flowing mane that frames the face, gentle eyes that see more than they let on, and broad muscular hindquarters,” I suspect that Ledger’s role as a bisexual cowboy who spent a summer herding sheep in Wyoming played a large part in his selection as “Famous [Human] Border Collie.”

Sheeple will note that since Ledger is a pretty boy, was from Australia, and was only acting at herding sheep, he should be listed as a famous “Barbie” Collie instead.

Not that it matters now, the poor chap is dead. Bon Voyage.

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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.