Border Collie Breed Maintenance
The Border Collie has a coat that needs regular grooming. During the heavier shedding seasons, he will need to be brushed more frequently. Brushing your dog does not only prevent the hair from getting matted, it also helps spread the oils across the coat. These oils can keep the coat healthy and shiny. Bathing your Border Collie does not have to be done frequently (every few months). Along with brushing your dog’s fur, it is important to brush his teeth. Regular brushing can help prevent tartar, which can cause gingivitis. The Border Collie’s ears should be checked frequently for ear wax, ear mites, and dirt. The breed needs regular daily physical and mental stimulation. He enjoys having a job to do and loves sports, including jumping for a frisbee, playing fetch or agility training. Since the Border Collie is an active breed he will need a higher caloric diet. It is a good idea to read the ingredient label on all foods before purchase. The first and primary ingredient should be a protein (chicken, duck, beef or fish), instead of grains or byproducts.