The history book on your hybrid has not yet been written but we can look to the parent breeds. Developed in Germany as a helpmate and guardian for a tax collector named Louis Dobermann, this breed was thought to have ancestors like the Weimaraner, Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Beauceron, and even the Manchester Terrier. Known as the Doberman Pinscher, this eager and intelligent breed excelled at guarding and eventually military and police work. In 1908 he joined the roster of the American Kennel Club. Created prior to 1800, wood carvings by Thomas Beckwick which are featured in The History of Quadrupeds, show dogs with a resemblance to the Border Collie. A variety of sheepdogs were found in Great Britain in the 1800’s, each having their own style of herding. The first documented sheepdog trial was in 1873, where a dog named Hemp performed exceptionally well. It is believed that Hemp is the father of the Border Collie breed. There is belief among some that the Border Collie is a descendent of older British droving dogs with a mix of Spaniel. Queen Victoria is said to have been taken by the breed when she first saw a Border Collie on a trip to Balmoral. In 1906, the first standard of the breed was developed, though the breed was known as “sheepdogs” until around 1915 when the name Border Collie was first used. It is likely the name is in reference to where the breed originated; the area between the Scottish and English border. Upon introduction to the United States, the breed was popular among shepherds and became well known for its success in obedience trials. Dogs of the breed have also been successfully trained as guide dogs for the blind. The Border Collie was recognized in 1995 by the American Kennel Club.