Border Collie by Azellah

Photographic Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.6" x 8.0"
Medium 15.9" x 12.0"
Large 21.2" x 16.0"
X large 26.4" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

100% free hand digital illustration of ‘Betsy’ (her pseudonym, her real name is unpublished!), as seen on National Geographic cover (but not traced or overlaid) and used with photographer Vincent Musi’s permission (Nat Geo actually put me in touch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, 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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  • bcboscia410
    bcboscia410over 4 years ago

    Great work! :)

  • Thanks!

    – Azellah

  • Andrew Simoni
    Andrew Simoniover 4 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Azellah

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 4 years ago

    essence of dog…great image!!

  • Thank you!

    – Azellah

  • fixtape
    fixtapeover 4 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Azellah

  • Thea T
    Thea Tover 4 years ago

    Wow! fantastic image!! I love the effect you’ve created :)

  • Thank you! It’s from Artpad; I can’t find a Pollock-izer anywhere else lol.

    – Azellah

  • Denis Marsili - DDTK
    Denis Marsili ...about 4 years ago

    Extraordinary!!! (I thought you WERE on my watchlist, I’m sure I had added you…scratching head…)
    This is really unique! Great work!

  • Thanks!

    – Azellah

  • rosell
    rosellabout 4 years ago

    wow, great work, very impressive

  • thanks rosell!

    – Azellah

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Azellah

  • Azellah
    Azellahabout 4 years ago

    Thank you to whoever bought a laminated print of Betsy! Enjoy :)

  • Azellah
    Azellahabout 4 years ago

    Thank you to whoever bought a matted print of Betsy an hour ago! I feel so blessed :)

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