Our wonderful first Border Collie, Laika, had the traditional black and white border collie markings. After he passed, I wanted another dog with the same playful energy and intelligence, but one that did not look too similar to our first dog. We now have a second lovely Border Collie named Varney who is what is called a Tri Colored Border Collie. I have exaggerated the uniqueness of Varney’s look by substituting his black, white, and tan, with the even more striking blue, yellow, and red. I really do enjoy the omnipotent power of the artist.