National Border Collie Day 2024: Date, Origin, and Ways to Celebrate

Written by Niccoy Walker
Published: November 29, 2023
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The border collie is a delightful family pet known for its extreme intelligence and protective nature. These dogs love to learn and stay busy and do best when they are exercising and training. With never-ending energy, border collies need plenty of outdoor time and mental stimulation. If there’s anything a border collie loves more than staying busy, it’s doing things with their owners! If you wished there was a day dedicated to celebrating this fabulous breed, you’re in luck. Learn all about National Border Collie Day and discover fun ways to celebrate with your favorite furry friend!

When is National Border Collie Day?

Dog breed Border Collie sitting in the garden

National Border Collie Day is on November 24th!

©Olga Aniven/

National Border Collie Day is celebrated on November 24th and World Collie Day is on July 21st! This special dog gets two days all for themselves. Not only are national dog days a great way for owners to celebrate their furry family members, but they also recognize working dogs that bring comfort and save lives. Further, national dog days help certain breeds get rescued from shelters. While it’s unknown when border collies first got their own day, this breed deserves every day it can get!

Ways to Celebrate National Border Collie Day

Here are some of the best ways to celebrate your border collie on their special day:

  • Take a long walk, preferably by their favorite stops or explore fun new areas.
  • Buy a new toy and play some of their favorite games.
  • Take your collie on a play date!
  • Buy or bake some of their favorite treats.
  • Get their picture professionally taken.
  • If you don’t have a border collie, consider adopting one!

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Aneta Jungerova/

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About the Author

Niccoy is a professional writer for A-Z Animals, and her primary focus is on birds, travel, and interesting facts of all kinds. Niccoy has been writing and researching about travel, nature, wildlife, and business for several years and holds a business degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver. A resident of Florida, Niccoy enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time at the beach.

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