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Border Collie Rescue - A Useful Dog - Episode 1

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Published on Jan 21, 2011

This is the first of 5 episodes of this tribute to the Border Collie by Scottish filmmaker, Jim Closs. Filmed over a period of 4 years, some at the Border Collie Rescue York centre.

This film was awarded 4 stars in the 2011 International Association of Cinematographers competition and has been accepted by Scottish Screen Archive, National Library of Scotland, to be held in its archives for posterity.

You can watch Episode 2 by using the video response link below

The Border Collie is designed to be a sheepdog and was originally used for herding livestock in the English and Scottish Borders. Border Collie Rescue assesses all dogs coming into our care for herding ability and will rehome them as stockdogs if that is what they need to do but we also assess and rehome for scent discrimination skills to the Police, Prison Service and Excise to detect drugs, explosives and firearms -- to SARDA and other rescue organisations for mountain rescue and search and rescue work -- to help deaf, blind or otherwise disabled people as well as for working trials, flyball, agility, obedience and other interactive sporting disciplines and many of our dogs have qualified for Crufts in these disciplines. Those that show us they do not need or want to work are rehomed as PAT dogs, pets and companions.

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