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Four Border Collies for Your Sims

by Miuki Posted 25th Nov 2011 at 8:44 PM
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
Hello everyone and especially dog admirers!
I didn't really like the default EA Border Collie, it seems somehow off to me, so I decided to create my own. After searching the Internet for reference pictures I found out about four most typical coat types and tried to recreate them for sim dog breeders.



BREED DESCRIPTION

This is a herding/working dog breed that originates from the UK. Other names are Scotch Sheep Dog and Sheepdog. Border Collies still herd livestock just as they were bred to do centuries ago. These collies are particularly well suited to work on challenging terrain for relatively long periods.
They are typically extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic. They frequently compete with great success in dog sports, in addition to their success in sheepdog trials, and are often cited as the most intelligent of all dogs.
Given the breed's nature, Border Collies are probably not well suited to apartment living, but considering its friendly character live well in private houses. Border Collies generally have boundless energy. As with many working dogs, they really crave challenging physical activities and need plenty of outdoor time. The Border Collie breed is also known for being affectionate with family. The collies may seem guarded with strangers, after all, their ancestors were bred for centuries to look after farm animals.
The most common coat colors are black and white, red merle, blue merle, and tricolor (black/tan/white).
  • LUCKY
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Traits: Friendly/Loyal/Playful
  • LILY
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Traits: Noisy/Loyal/Adventurous
  • BLACKY
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Traits: Hunter/Independant/Loyal
  • MAE
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Traits: Genius/Hyper/Likes Swimming


Please mind, the EA fur and shape sliders are far from versatile. This is the closest I could get to real life Border Collies. Please find a nice family for them.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS Simply extract the .sim files from the .rar and place them into your SavedSims folder.

COMPATIBILITY Pets EP, Base Game patch 1.26
Tags: #dog, #border collie

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 Pets
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Border_Collie_Lily_by_Miuki.rar

Size: 192.8 KB · Downloads: 6,980 · 25th Nov 2011
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Border_Collie_Blacky_by_Miuki.rar

Size: 369.1 KB · Downloads: 6,791 · 25th Nov 2011
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Border_Collie_Mae_by_Miuki.rar

Size: 194.2 KB · Downloads: 6,732 · 25th Nov 2011
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Border_Collie_Lucky_by_Miuki.rar

Size: 374.1 KB · Downloads: 6,891 · 25th Nov 2011
374.1 KB 6,891 25th Nov 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the sim to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sim file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game, enter Create-a-Sim, and save a sim to the sim bin to create this folder, rather than doing so manually. After that you can close the game and put the .sim file in SavedSims
4. Once the .sim file is in SavedSims, you can load the game, and look for your sim in the premade sims bin in Create-a-Sim.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Simswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
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Scholar
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#2 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 9:09 PM
I'm not a Border Collie fan, but these are well done I'll definitely install after Christmas, where I'll get to install Pets on my new computer
Alchemist
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#3 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 10:32 PM
I love Border Collies. These are great, thanks!
Inventor
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#4 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 2:00 AM
Excellent work ... every dog ​​is beautiful and special in its own way.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 3:49 AM
holy crap these guys are cuuuuute! nice work!!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 5:55 AM
Stanley Coren, a renown author of dog books, ranks this breed as the single most intelligent of them all, trumping even the super-intelligent Poodle and German Shepherd. I have an australian shepherd who has a great grandparent that was a border collie (she is 7/8 aussie, 1/8 border collie) and she is a very smart dog for an aussie.

Nicely done! I love border collies and I really like how you captured their varying personalities!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 7:59 AM
These are absolutely beautiful and look dead on! Great job & I must say I can't wait to play with them in my game! Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 8:26 AM
They're so nice ... Unfortunately they won't look this fluffy in my game :-/
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 11:40 AM
Thank you all for kind comments. Enjoy!))

Noone expects the spanish inquisition!
My simblr and my downloads blog .
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 8:01 PM
These collies are freaking amazing. Impressive work.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 27th Nov 2011 at 4:16 PM
Very cute! I wonder what Blacky and Lily's puppies would look like....? I'm going to try them in my game now!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 30th Nov 2011 at 4:34 PM
Thank you for this! I used to have a black & white border collie, so yay! Now my sim can have one! (That actually looks like a border collie, not the dumb ea one)
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 17th Jan 2012 at 2:08 AM
OMG you make me want pets soo much. I have a shetland sheepdog that looks very similar to them.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 11:08 AM
I'm glad you enjoy them! Feel free to link pictures of how their puppies turned out, I'd love to see that.

Noone expects the spanish inquisition!
My simblr and my downloads blog .
Test Subject
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#15 Old 12th Apr 2012 at 3:26 AM
Looks much better than the EA default, nice job )
Test Subject
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#16 Old 23rd May 2012 at 9:11 PM
Very realistic and nice looking, thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 12:31 PM
Thankyou! We used to have a couple border collies in the day, miss them alot! x
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#18 Old 21st Jul 2014 at 12:03 PM
thanks from spain!
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#19 Old 28th Oct 2015 at 8:16 PM
Downloading Mae Now, She will have a happy home with my other dogs ; A pug and a jack russel, Since our pug just gave birth to 3 puppies its going to be a handful having a big dog in the family, Jeez, but she is in safe hands c: