Dog Charm Collection
THE BORDER COLLIE
The Border Collie is a working dog! This breed is best known for being intelligent, tenacious and energetic with unlimited stamina. They were developed to herd sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England.
They are well known for their intense gaze which they use to control their flock. They have an intense working drive and need to be mentally and physically stimulated to be happy. These traits mean they excel in all canine sports.
Their nature also makes them great family pets as long as they get all the exercise they need! If you love a smart dog who will keep you active, they make a great pet.
If you are lucky enough to have a special Border Collie as part of your family or you absolutely love this breed of dog, you will adore Scarlett Jewellery’s specially crafted Border Collie dog jewellery and charm collection. Continue reading to learn more and this delightful breed and our collection of dog jewellery!
The History of the Border Collie
The Border Collie breed originated in the UK where they were used to help guard and herd sheep. In England and Scotland, they became known as the most valuable animal to have for a shepherd. Border Collies were specifically bred to make amazing working dogs.
The breed varied between regions and became associated with their particular regions. They were known as Welsh Sheepdogs, Northern Sheepdogs and Scotch Collies. The Border Collies name reflects his Scottish heritage. The word collie refers to sheepdogs in the Scottish dialect.
In 1860, this breed was shown at the second dog show ever in England and have been one of the best breeds to compete in dog shows and competitions since with its intelligence, trainability and agility.
Today the Border Collie is still regarding as one of the best sheepherding dogs you can have. This breed belongs in the country!
What do Border Collies look like?
The Border Collie, a medium-sized dog that looks like a lightweight version of the Australian Shepherd. Border Collies have fluffy feathered tails.
The Border Collie has two different types of coats, rough or smooth. The rough coats are medium in length with beautiful feathering on the legs, chest and belly. The smooth coats are short all over, coarse in texture and have minimal feathering.
Their coats are usually mostly black with their iconic white markings on their face, neck, feet, legs and tail. Borders Collies do have different coloured coats as well such, they may have two colours, three colours, merle or one solid colour.
What are the personality and traits of a Border Collie?
The Border Collie is a dynamo is a dog! Intelligent, tenacious, energetic, alert and hardworking. These dogs learn so quickly that it can be difficult to keep them challenged! You also need to be prepared for them to outsmart you.
They have a seemingly supernatural amount of energy and stamina. This trait was developed as they were required to work all day as working dogs in the hills and valleys of Scotland and England, running 50 miles a day or more. This breed is certainly the ultimate working dog.
They are also highly sensitive and intuitive. They have a piercing gaze which they use to herd sheep and basically any other animal. They have an overwhelming urge to gather a flock, this could be sheep, children, cats, squirrels and even cars! This instinct cannot be trained out of them, it comes as part of the border collie package!
They thrive on mental and physical stimulation and must have a positive way to direct their immense amount of energy. This breed is not a cuddly dog who likes to nap the day away, they are workaholics! They need to be busy and love to have a job or something to work on or train towards. This could be herding sheep, competing in dog sports or playing a vigorous round of fetch.
Border Collies will respond to even the most subtle command and even be able to predict what you are going to do before you even do.
They make wonderful companion dogs if you can keep up! They are best suited to active families who live out of the city and especially those who want to be involved in dog sports. Their intelligence makes them easy to train and excellent pets as long as they have the mental and physical stimulation that they need.
The Border Collie breed excels in any activity he tries, including sheepdog trials, agility, flyball, flying disc, advanced obedience, freestyle obedience, or tracking.
Border Collie SILVER DOG CHARM
Our perfectly crafted, true to life miniature silver Border Collie charm with it’s own unique personality, including an inquisitive tilt to his head.
Our Border Collie is wearing a tiny bandana that can be engraved with an initial to celebrate your family pet.
Our Border Collie charm features all the things we love about this hardworking and highly active breed of dog. The meaning card that comes with each charm celebrates the Border Collie's best known qualities: Intelligent, tenacious and energetic.
Our original collection of miniature dog charms are designed and created by us to be truly original and to celebrate man’s best friend.
This silver Border Collie charm comes with your choice of fitting:
- An open jump ring allows your personalised Border Collie charm to be fixed easily to a traditional link chain charm bracelet.
- A clip-on clasp can be attached to a chain bracelet with open links or a necklace.
- A soldered jump ring, which will fit onto slider bracelets and bangles.
- As a necklace, your Border Collie becomes a perfectly made and hallmarked pendant on a silver Spiga chain.
- As a finished Border Collie charm bracelet. We’ll hand make & securely solder your dog charm to the centre of our best selling Mini Lifetime bracelet
Border Collie SOLID GOLD DOG CHARM
Does your Border Collie deserve the best? Perhaps your jewellery preference is solid gold?
If so, our special solid gold Border Collie charm may be the perfect way to immortalise your special pup.
The solid gold miniature Border Collie charm is the exact same as the solid silver charm except that it is made from solid 9ct gold.
This premium piece of jewellery makes the perfect heirloom piece to keep in the family as a way to celebrate a special pet.
Border Collie SILVER DOG CHARM BRACELET
Our traditional Border Collie silver charm bracelet is the perfect way to start a charm bracelet of your own to commemorate a special border collie in your life.
Traditional charm bracelets are classic pieces of jewellery that have stood the test of time! They can be added to with special people, pets and occasions over the course of your life and be handed down for generations to come.
Our perfectly crafted silver charm bracelet with our tenacious Border Collie as your very first charm is a beautiful keepsake to treaure.
We’ll hand make & securely solder your silver Border Collie charm to the centre of our best selling solid silver Mini Lifetime bracelet. The bracelet comes in 2 lengths, 7.5” which fits most adults, or 8” if you prefer to wear it a little looser.
We can engrave an initial on the cute bandana on the charm. The bracelet also features a small silver dog tag on the end which is custom engraved with your dog’s name & a little paw print.
Border Collie PERSONALISED SILVER DOG TAG NECKLACE
Our personalised Border Collie silver dog tag necklace is a beautifully unique piece of jewellery to express your love for this intelligent and active breed.
This is perfect for those who prefer necklaces and would love the additional personal touch of an engraved dog tag with your precious dog's name.
This custom necklace features our Border Collie who is filled with personality and has his classic inquisitive gaze.
We can also engrave a tiny initial on the dog’s bandana. The necklace is a simple sterling silver open trace chain in a range of chain lengths to suit how you'd want to wear it.
This necklace is the perfect gift for someone who has a Border Collie or to spoil yourself with to commemorate your precious pooch!
Border Collie PERSONALISED DOG TAG SILVER BANGLE
This unique solid silver Border Collie Personalised dog tag silver bangle is the perfect piece of hand crafted jewellery to show your love for your dog!
This custom piece is perfect for Border Collie owners & lovers all over the world.
This unique bangle features the intricately detailed Border Collie charm, embodying all of the qualities we love about Border Collies!
There is the special touch of having the dog tag engraved with your beloved pet's name and a paw print.
This is a precious gift for anyone who has a Border Collie as part of their family, as a gift for a dog lover or someone who just adores this breed.