Internationally respected author and a modern-day shepherdess from Irland, Marjorie Quarton offers an insightful prospective on her help mate, the Border Collie, recounting her three decades' experience working with the world's most intelligent dog. Joined by American fancier and trialer Carole L. Presberg, Marjorie Quarton's The Working Border Collie introduces readers to every aspect of the breed, form its origins and history in the British Isles and North America, to selecting a proper puppy, the breed's character, care, training and problem sloving, breeding , trialing, health, and more. The book is illustrated throughout with color photographs of Border Collies both at work on livestock and at trails, as well as at home and at play, an enightening depcition of the breed's working partnership with its human shepherd or trialer. While the main focus of The Working Border Collie is the versatility and outstanding ability of the breed as a performance dog, the authors also discuss the pet attributes and qualities of this supremely intelligent and appealing dog. Every Border Collie enthusisasts will find invaluable advice and information in this excellent, up-to-date volume dedicated to this wonder working dog.