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Border Collie

Azellah

Joined October 2010

Artist's Description

100% free hand digital illustration of ‘Betsy’ (her pseudonym, her real name is unpublished!), as seen on National Geographic cover (but not traced or overlaid) and used with photographer Vincent Musi’s permission (Nat Geo actually put me in touch with him by email!). I used ArtPad for all of the splashes.
See more about Betsy.
Betsy knows between 300 and 400 words. When she was discovered, this was the highest recorded dog vocabulary. However, Rico, mentioned here, had the official Guinness World Record. I believe Betsy is probably the female with a 300+ vocab they speak about in the same video.
Both Rico and Betsy have been beat out by Chaser.
Of course there are many other wonderful border collies out there, from my own crazy Joey and my late Bell Star, to championship-winning dogs like Dazzle :)
Joey:

“Joey, you know better!”

Joey and Snyder:

I don’t use the chain collars as choke chains, I walk them with a harness! Besides they took one of the collars off and buried it somewhere in the yard so there’s just one now lol.

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