Border Collie Breed Maintenance
The Border Collie has a thick and lush coat that needs regular grooming. During the heavier shedding seasons, they will need to be brushed more frequently. Brushing your dog does not only prevent the hair from getting matted, but it also helps spread the oils across the coat. These oils can keep the fur healthy and shiny. Bathing your pup does not have to be done frequently (every few months). Along with brushing your dog’s fur, it is important to brush their teeth. Regular brushing can help prevent tartar, which can cause gingivitis and gum disease. Your busy pooch's ears should be checked frequently for ear wax, ear mites, and dirt. The breed needs regular daily physical and mental stimulation. They enjoy having a job to do and love sports, including jumping for a frisbee, playing fetch and showing off at agility training. Since they are an active breed they will need a high-calorie, good quality 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.