Generally, I love dogs in books. Give the character a dog and they've got added appeal. But when I opened up Fiona McCallum's Saving Grace, a book that had been sitting unread on my shelf for years, and discovered there was a border collie in it, I was hooked. I realised, I need to find more books with border collies. Hence, this list was inspired. A list of fiction novels featuring beautiful border collies.
Other Border Collies
In addition, here's a list of books that feature border collies but they either are only mentioned once or are not central characters to the plot.
Boomer in The Cattleman's Ready-Made Family by Michelle Douglas - Boomer is Cam's active border collie who loves to chase tennis balls! "He'll fetch for longer than you'll be prepared to throw," Cam tells the two children who are staying at the rental on his station - and that's something I can relate to. The border collie who loves to fetch - not staying on a station. Boomer only really appears once though and doesn't really creep back into the story much.
Darkening Skies by Bronwyn Parry - three border collies are featured in this story and do save the hero's life once when she sniffs out a bomb, but apart from that, we don't see much of these gorgeous doggies.
Gerry in Jenna: The Brides of Wirralong by Barbara Hannay - Gerry is mentioned once, I think, and is Sam's furry friend, but she doesn't contribute much to the story.
The Country Wedding by Barbara Hannay - Mitch has two beautiful border collies, but they are merely mentioned, get to run around, and that's about it.
The Nanny Who Saved Christmas by Michelle Douglas - there is a border collie puppy who accompanies Nicola on one of her morning runs...but sadly it doesn't really get mentioned again.
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