Border Collie

The Border Collie is a fantastic dog to own if you need a herding dog or are interested in dog sports. Because of their high intelligence they tend to do very well in dog skill and agility competitions. This isn’t to say that the Border Collie can’t be kept as a family pet they will just need a lot of exercise. This breed needs not only physical exercise but mental also. This can include playing games with your dog or taking him/her through an agility type course with poles and jumps etc. It is important you Collie is well socialised from a young age or they can become quite timid and shy. They get along well with other pets and children. The Border Collie is also one of the biggest people pleasers. Everything he/she does will be to please his/her owner. If you have the time to cater for this breed they will love you for years to come.

Border Collie
Border Collie
Border Collie
Border Collie
Border Collie
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18 to 22 inches (45.7 to 55.9 cm)


27 to 45 pounds (12.3 to 20.5 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

12 to 15 years


Scotland, England

Popular Border Collie Cross-Breeds:

Afghan Collie - Border Collie X Afghan Hound
Borador - Border Collie X Labrador Retriever
Border-Aussie - Border Collie X Australian Shepherd
Bordernese - Border Collie X Bernese Mountain Dog
Bordoodle - Border Collie X Poodle

Available colors:

Red is mixed with White and Grey with Black. Black is the only solid colour.


The Border Collie is:

  • Energetic
  • Intelligent
  • Lively

Health Concerns

Deafness or partial deafness, Eye infections, Epilepsy, Hip dysplasia

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This is so interesting I never realised Border Collies come in so many colours. I've always thought they were just balck and white. They are even cuter in the brown colour with blue eyes. Very cool. Thanks for the great info! smile

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I love their eyes! soo adorable. I'm definitely going to look into getting one of these puppies smile

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I really love animals especially dogs, they are so so adorable... grin

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