Border Collies hold world records
It is no surprise that border collies hold several world records for canine intelligence. Here are a few world records held by these intelligent animals.
The most tricks performed by two dogs in one minute: Two border collies – Wish and Halo – performed 28 tricks in only 60 seconds. In addition, Wish also holds the record for the fastest crawl – 5 metres in a speedy 2.175 seconds.
Skateboarding: Border collie Jumpy skateboarded 100 metres in less than 20 seconds.
Recognizing names: Chaser knows the names of more than 1,000 objects.
Balancing acts: Border collie mixed breed Sweet Pea walked 100 metres in 2 minutes 55 seconds, balancing a can on her head.
Border Collies Herding Intelligence
Border collies have a natural in-born herding instinct. Watching a border collie round up sheep following a few whistles from the farmer is fascinating. Surprisingly, they don’t need special training to move sheep in formations and push them into the pen. This behaviour is pure instinct.
For example, a border collie who has never seen a sheep will start trying to herd humans, sometimes nipping at their heels. This is a reason why border collie training is so crucial.
Border Collies Adaptive Intelligence
Adaptive intelligence in dogs is their ability to learn for themselves. Once again, these smart creatures excel when it comes to adaptive intelligence IQ. For example, border collies can learn from previous mistakes and experiences.