The Border Collie is a well known sheepdog with amazing working abilities and impressive stamina and energy. Many fans of the breed advocate for the Collie to be bred only to working standards, not conformation. This is because they are just so good at what they do!
It is believed that the Border Collie dog has been around since humans in Great Britain first needed dogs to help them herd and guide sheep.
The Border Collie has been recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) since 1995.
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The Border Collie is an active and energetic breed that likes to be kept busy. This is not a dog that is going to want to curl up next to you for a cuddle — instead, they would like to be outside roaming, being given a job to do or just exercising.
That being said, the Border Collie is an attentive and friendly breed that gets along very well with those that they know. Many Collie owners have said that their dogs manage to guess what they want them to do before they even do it!
The Collie’s intelligence makes them a dream to train, and they also excel at dog sports and agility training. This working dog needs to be kept mentally and physically stimulated so that they don’t get bored, otherwise they can begin to exhibit signs of destructive behaviors.
The Border Collie needs a firm and consistent owner from a young age, otherwise they can become stubborn and independent. However, when trained and socialized properly, they are very attentive and become very sensitive to their handler’s every cue.
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The Border Collie has a relatively long life expectancy. On average, these dogs can live for between 12 and 15 years.
The Border Collie is a generally healthy dog but, like all dogs, they can be prone to some health conditions. This breed may occasionally experience the following health issues;
- Hip Dysplasia
- Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and other eye issues
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The Border Collie is a medium to large breed dog. Males usually stand between 19 to 22 inches tall and weigh between 35 to 45 pounds. Females are smaller and stand between 18 to 21 inches and weigh 30 to 40 pounds.
These dogs are athletic and well proportioned, with a body slightly longer than it is tall. Their ears stand erect on top of their head although the tip may flop over, and they normally carry an alert and interested expression. Their skull is flat and their muzzle is strong and slightly tapered at the nose. The Border Collie’s tail slightly curved and should stop at the hock.
The Border Collie can have one of two coats — rough or smooth. Both are double coats, with a coarser outer coat and soft undercoat. The rough coat is medium in length with feathering on the legs, chest and belly. The smooth variety is short all over, and is usually coarser in texture than the rough variety. The feathering is minimal on the smooth coat.
To keep the coat healthy and shiny, and to reduce shedding, brush 2-3 times weekly, even daily during shedding seasons in the spring and fall. Bathe only when necessary and keep ears and eyes clean.
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