Famous border collies: geniuses, movie stars and celebrity pets
Border Collie - Heroes and Celebrities
In 2001, Wetten Dass appeared on Germany’s popular television show border collie rico. He knew the names of 200 toys and brought the one that the leader called. Later, scientists from the University of Leipzig studied the intelligence of this dog and found out that Rico has amazing linguistic abilities, he remembers words as quickly as a toddler. An article about Rico appeared in the journal Science. When scientists placed a new toy among friends and asked to bring it, the dog, guided by logic (“I know all the toys, but I never saw this one, so what was called it must be exactly that”) solved the problem. Even after he had not been shown the toy for a month, Rico was able to successfully find and bring it. Without any repetition, he added the name of the toy to his vocabulary.
Betsy Border Collie I was able to prove that she knows more than 300 words.
South Carolina psychologist taught John Pilly border collie chaser more than 1000 words! Chaser, the experimenter admitted to reporters in the New York Times in 2011, could have learned more, but the dog and owner simply got bored. There is a book that is called “Chaser.”
Pictured: Border Collie Chaser
Border collie jet became famous in another area. Collisions of aircraft with birds during takeoff and landing are a serious problem. In the USA alone, about two and a half thousand such accidents occur annually. For birds, they always end in death, but planes also get it.Therefore, at airports, measures are being sought to ensure that crows, geese and other potential offenders do not nest in the vicinity of the runways. Crackers, smoke bombs and even trained falcons are used from year to year. But these methods are expensive and not effective enough. Finally, in 1999 at the Southwest Florida International Airport for the first time they used the most successful tool - a dog.
Jet protector and became. He sneaked up to the birds who settled down for the night or rest and scared them. In this case, the birds did not cause any harm. And due to the fact that he was creeping as quietly as a coyote or foxes, the birds could not get used to such a threat, as was the case with crackers and smoke bombs.
In 1998, the year before Jet arrived, there were sixteen bird-plane collisions at the airport. In the first year of the dog’s work, this number was reduced to four and was subsequently counted in units. When Jet retired, he was replaced by another Border Collie Radar. Now, many airports also got guard dogs.
Five year old border collie meg and her dog handler Des Toward from London received a gold medal from the Pro Dogs organization. This couple saved the lives of many people who got lost and could not find their way home.
Border Collie in books
Border Collie Sam is one of the heroes of the works of J. Dale “Starry Paws”, “Red as Fire”, “The Abduction of the Century”, “Red Runaway”, “Knight of the Shaggy Image” and “Dog's Happiness”.
Representatives of the breed “participate” in the books of J. Katz “Year of the Dog” and “Dog, Love and Family”.
Border Collie is the protagonist of the story of J. Strenger "Sirra and 700 Lambs."
Border Collie at the cinema
Thanks to innate artistry and excellent learning, these dogs are real movie stars. They appear in many films: “Baby”, “Year of the Dog”, “Wuthering Heights”, “The Story of Ryan White”, “The End of Winter”, “A Million Ways to Lose Your Head”, “Hotel for Dogs”, “Parker”, “Bestial yard ”,“ Snow dogs ”,“ 12 Christmas dogs ”,“ Dog - guardian angel ”,“ Dog’s secret ”,“ Shaggy Christmas trees ”and others.
In the photo: Border Collie in the movie "Baby"
Famous Border Collie Owners
Border Collie Sally lives with Sarah Jessica Parker, star of the series Sex and the City.
Pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker and her Border Collie«