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.
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18 to 22 inches (45.7 to 55.9 cm)
27 to 45 pounds (12.3 to 20.5 kgs)
12 to 15 years
Energy Level:The Border Collie is tireless and exuberant.
Exercise Needs:The Border Collie needs a long daily walk or run of at least an hour.
Training Compatability:The Border Collie is very easy to train. Very intelligent breed.
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
The Border Collie is:
Grooming:Your Border Collie will need to be groomed every two – three days.
Coat Length:The Border Collie grows a thick coat.
Shedding:The Border Collie is a light shedder.
Deafness or partial deafness, Eye infections, Epilepsy, Hip dysplasia
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