Border Collie

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27-43 lbs
18-21"
Great Britain
Scotch Sheepdog

The Border Collie is highly active, alert and eager to have a purpose.  They have above average intelligence and are very trainable. The Border Collie was bred for sheep herding, so they have a strong herding instinct.  Unfortunately, the herding instinct can cause them to chase animals, bikes and cars.  The breed needs exercise and daily activities. Border Collies enjoy and do well in agility training. Without physical and mental stimulation, the Border Collie can be destructive in the household, chewing on furniture, scratching at doors, barking, and howling.  They can also be prone to separation anxiety. Due to their dense undercoat, daily brushing and combing are necessary. Border Collies can be sound sensitive, which means they become stressed during thunderstorms or with fireworks.

Purpose
sheep herding
Date of Origin
1800s
Ancestry
collie, shepherd dog

Border Collie Health

Sketch of Border Collie
Average Size
Male Border Collie size stats
Height: 19-22 inches Weight: 30-45 lbs
Female Border Collie size stats
Height: 18-21 inches Weight: 27-43 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pannus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Portosystemic Shunt
Minor Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Lens Luxation
  • Multidrug Resistance
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Blood Test
  • Physical Examination

Border Collie Breed History

The breed was known as the Sheepdog until 1915 when they started being called Border Collie.  The origin of the name comes from the place of origin of the breed, the border of Scotland and England. The Border Collie’s history is thought to go back to the first century B.C. When the Romans invaded England, they brought with them their herding dogs. Eventually the Roman empire collapsed, which gave way to Viking raiders entering the area.  These Vikings brought with them a small Spitz-like herding dog, which then cross-bred with the larger Roman herding dogs. The cross-breeding produced a highly intelligent, hard-working and agile herding dog. The Border Collie breed originated in Northumberland, which borders England and Scotland. The breed was developed for herding livestock.  All Border Collies today are believed to be descendants of a dog named Hemp. Hemp was an intelligent, agile canine known by local shepherds as “the best herding dog”. The Border Collie breed gained popularity when Hemp won the first official sheep dog trial in 1884.  Hemp herded the sheep by staring them down instead of nipping or barking at them. The Border Collie was officially recognized by the AKC in 1995.

Border Collie Breed Appearance

The Border Collie is a well-balanced, medium-sized dog with an athletic and muscular appearance. It is an extremely intelligent breed, with a keen and alert expression. The breed comes in two coat types, rough or smooth coat. Smooth coats are shorter than the rough coat. Both rough and smooth coated dogs have soft, double coats. Border Collies comes in many colors and patterns. They can be solid, bicolor, tricolor or merle. The most common color pattern found in Border Collies is a combination of black and white. The Border Collie’s nose color usually matches the main color of his coat.   The breed has a wide, flat skull and its muzzle is the same length as that of the skull. Dogs with the merle pattern sometimes have two different color eyes.  Their oval eyes are set well apart. The teeth of a Border Collie should meet in a neat scissors bite, they should have no over or under bites. The Border Collie’s ears are medium in size, set well apart and may be carried erect or semi-erect.  When the ears are held semi-erect, the tips may fold forward. Their muzzle is strong, tapering slightly to the nose. The Border Collie has a moderately long tail. When the Border Collie is working the tail is set low with a slight upward swirl. Their paws are oval in shape with deep and strong pads, and the toes are somewhat arched and close together.

Appearance of Border Collie
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Border Collie eyes
Blue
hazel Border Collie eyes
Hazel
brown Border Collie eyes
Brown
amber Border Collie eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Border Collie nose
Black
brown Border Collie nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Border Collie coat
Black
gray Border Collie coat
Gray
brown Border Collie coat
Brown
red Border Collie coat
Red
cream Border Collie coat
Cream
blue Border Collie coat
Blue
silver Border Collie coat
Silver
white Border Collie coat
White
pied Border Collie coat
Pied
sable Border Collie coat
Sable
brindle Border Collie coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Border Collie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

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.

Brushes for Border Collie
Pin Brush
Flea Comb
Dematter
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Border Collie requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Border Collie Temperament

The Border Collie is a natural born athlete. The breed is high energy and extremely intelligent. The Border Collie is considered one of the most intelligent and obedient breeds, making him easy to train. The Border Collie usually does well with older children and other dogs of the opposite sex. Due to their herding instinct, they may have the tendency to run after small animals, moving vehicles or small children. They have the inclination to stare, which can upset another dog or animal. The breed can suffer from separation anxiety.  Additionally, the Border Collie is not a laid-back couch potato type of dog.  This busy canine needs a “purpose” or he can become destructive. The Border Collie is a wonderful and loyal dog.  It is imperative to socialize and train them from puppyhood. This is a great breed for individuals who are active and are committed to providing their Border Collie with a stimulating lifestyle.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Border Collie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.8 - $2.3
Monthly Cost
$52.5 - $67.5

Border Collie Height & Weight

6 Months
Sketch of Border Collie at six months
Male Border Collie size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Border Collie size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 13 lbs
12 Months
Sketch of Border Collie at 12 months
Male Border Collie size stats at 12 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 30 lbs
Female Border Collie size stats at 12 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 27 lbs
18 Months
Sketch of Border Collie at 18 months
Male Border Collie size stats at 18 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 37 lbs
Female Border Collie size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 35 lbs

Top Border Collie Breeders

Check out who made our list for the most reputable Border Collie breeders of 2018.
Top Border Collie breeder Wildblue Border Collies
Wildblue Border Collies
Peyton, Colorado
Top Border Collie breeder Powerhouse Border Collies
Powerhouse Border Collies
Lancaster, California
Top Border Collie breeder Triskle Border Collie
Triskle Border Collie
Torrington, Wyoming
Top Border Collie breeder Wochme Border Collies
Wochme Border Collies
Lexington, North Carolina
Top Border Collie breeder J-Tail Border Collies
J-Tail Border Collies
Reading, Pennsylvania
Top Border Collie breeder Cirrus Sky Dogs
Cirrus Sky Dogs
Bryan, Texas
Top Border Collie breeder North Star Border Collies
North Star Border Collies
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Border Collie breeder Twisted Acres Ranch
Twisted Acres Ranch
Benson, Arizona
Top Border Collie breeder The Wiebe Ranch
The Wiebe Ranch
Bradley, California

Border Collie Owner Experiences

Five Years
People
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...They love balls that much!
...Balls
Balls
Herding
Off-leash
Fetch
Agility training
Obedience classes
Squirrel Hunting
Run
Spa day
The magnificent Border collie! Their reputation precedes them. They truly are radically intelligent, emotionally aware, and very quick learners. They are loyal, brave, protective, agile, commanding, and possess boundless energy. However, they are quite independent and do not get close to all humans, preferring a small select circle to a wide circle of acquaintances. This is one breed that absolutely needs constant mental stimulation or things will be chewed!!! At the minimum, one hour a day is required for this breed, which makes it a challenge to own them in urban settings. They are much more at home on a farm or with lots of property. The iconic shepherd, border collies are gifted at what they do. They can be seen slinking up to something they want due to the specialized grooves in their scapula that let them crouch as they walk. They can have very intense eyes and are in possession of the collie stare that can be unblinking and intimidating to some dogs. More than once I have seen a dog become unsettled and bark at a collie that is just staring at it. However, if there is one feature or characteristic of border collies to mention, it is their obsession if not religious devotion to the twin deities of Wilson and Penn (tennis ball manufacturers). When it comes to balls, there is no single greater purpose in life for a border collie than to chase. One Border collie I know of in particular named Burton is literally capable of spending hours in the park playing fetch and running aimlessly for the ball, no matter which direction it is thrown in. Burton has a lot of focus and innate intelligence, but when a ball is in front of him, reality itself disappears. He can even smell the ball when it is in my pocket. Border collies are masters of association. It was not long before that Burton was able to recognize the sound of my particular engine and was waiting for me the moment he heard it. Border collies are also quite gentle and tend to be some of the best service animals. They tend to be immaculately behaved, knowing how to handle themselves around even the most anxious of animals and people. They are capable of learning almost any trick with most of the responsibility falling onto the owner to make sure that they are training them effectively.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
3 Years
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When I first encountered two Bordie Collies I was scared. I showed up to their residence they were scratching at the door. They were barking. I was not sure what they were going to do. It was mostly the scratching at the door and the fact that there were two of them that made me feel fear before walking in the door. Once I entered, however, they backed away from the door and started to run up and down. The older sat down and waited at the door for her leash to be put on. The younger one went wild and jumped on top of me and wanted to lick my face. I had to sternly tell him no a couple of times before he would settle down enough for me to put on his leash and get going. Once we were ready they stormed out of the house. The younger one of course tangling himself all over the older one stayed near me and did not give much trouble. We went on an hour long walk and they kept up the pace. They were near a nice hiking area and we went in. I was a sunny so their pace slowed down a bit. Once they had gotten over the excitement of getting out they settled down and we had a calm walk. They were not very social to other dogs. They did like the attention and affection of people.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
5 Years
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Playdate
Play
Walk
Chase
What a little bundle of joy. Getting a leash on this little fella was challenging because he was a gleeful tornado of energy. After taking him out of his cage he ran up to me, jumped on me, then started rolling about on the floor. Every time I would almost have his leash latched, he'd start rolling about, trying to lick me, and would somehow get out of his harness. Once I finally got it on and we made it outside he was all over the place. I had to keep the leash short because he would try to jump on every stranger that passed. He's an incredibly personable little guy and indiscriminate in his affection. Although he was pretty unruly, his joy was contagious. He was a very fun little dog to walk.
3 months, 4 weeks ago
10 Months
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Playdate
Run
Fetch
In my experience, Border Collies make great pets! My friend and neighbor has had them throughout her life, and has recently adopted her own. The dog is incredibly energetic and loyal. She could fetch a ball all day long without tiring. In my experience, she is very stubborn, so very difficult to train. When she is on a mission, she doesn’t listen very well. While not much of a cuddler, she absolutely loves human attention and she plays very well with other dogs for the most part. There are no problems when she is playing with dogs she is familiar with, but if a dog she doesn’t know approaches, she will bark until they are either out of site or come over to meet her. It’s not a vicious bark, just one to get their attention, but can definitely be mistaken as such. She can be possessive over her favorite toys, but not usually with food.
4 months ago
5 Years
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Zu is a sweet dog but very intense. She will grab a toy, or a stick, or whatever she can find and put it on the ground 2-3 feet away from you, then stare you down until you pick it up and throw it for her. This was tricky given that I couldn't let her off leash, even though we were in a fenced area. Zu has icy blue eyes and her stare can be quite intense. She was well behaved while we were walking and followed basic commands pretty well. Her owner told me that she got Zu from a friend who had found Zu at a shelter, so not much is known about her background. Good dog, not super well suited for apartment living, but apartment living is light years above shelter living! I'd be happy to walk Zu anytime.
4 months ago
10 Weeks
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I cared for him from a small puppy to present (6 months old). He cuddled and loved to play fetch early on (I had to play with him in the apt. as he didn't have all his shots. While walking, he loves sniffing other dogs smells. He would not pee on the sidewalk. I had to bring him back and take him to the rooftop pet area.
4 months ago
5 Years
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Border Collies are awesome dogs. The one I walked was obsessed with fetching. She would literally chase after the ball all day. Lots of energy, sometimes too much. If you don't give her sufficient attention or talk loudly in a group, she gets over-excited and starts to bark. Shes loves going to the beach and swimming in the water. She cannot take her eyes off the ball. For her BALL IS LIFE. Extremely friendly overall though and very approachable. She never seems interested in socializing with other dogs. Maybe because she spends a lot of time at home alone. One thought to be aware of is her herding tendencies. If she sees another dog or even person running, she will try to herd them. This isn't a huge deal but she does tend to have a dominant nip that she uses to try to keep the person in line. This can be a problem if she does it to an aggressive dog or a person that does not understand what her intentions are.
4 months ago
8 Years
People
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
barking
treats
chasing
I take care of Brodie very often. He is an excitable dog, but not a friendly one. Since he is an older fellow he has some issues with his legs and has trouble walking, but he will never turn down a chance to play with his special toy.
4 months ago
1 Year
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With my experience, I have noticed that Border Collies are very high energy dogs who need lots of exercise. They usually have a long coat and are multiple colors. I would take this one boarder collie to the nearby dog park when I would walk her. At the park there where obstacles for dogs and I would teach her how to run through them with snacks; She learned very quickly however she was very energetic at times. They are smart and require to be active. I've met multiple collies at the dog park in which the owners confirmed the same personality traits. Walking them can be difficult if not trained as they are ready to run. Another border collie i would walk, proved to be intelligent because he would figure out how to get out of his harness that his owner would put on him and learned how to unlatch the cages and barriers set up for him.
4 months ago
8 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Running
Walks
Fetch
chasing
My walk with a Border Collie was much different than the temperament description that was stated above. Although normally an agile breed, the dog I walked was very careful to not move too quickly. Whether it was due to his bad hips or whatever other breed he had mixed in him, he was high energy but slow mobility. I wouldn’t use the statement “natural born athlete” to describe Ollie, the dog I was able to walk. Although he was high energy, he enjoyed to play, and became very excited to go on a walk together. As I was told, he is a very dependent and protectant of his owner. He doesn’t do well when separated from people for too long, requiring him to be locked in a kennel when gone from long periods of time. The owners describe him as ‘longterm separation anxious’, which is similar to the website description of separation anxiety. Dog aggressive and yard aggressive, he would use every opportunity to defend his owner against any other animals or people. Although this is a learned bad habit, he seemed to be very easy to train and control otherwise. For me, he listed and didn’t show any signs of aggression. However, I did not let him in contact with any other people or animals on our walk. He understood how to behave on a walk, telling me that he was easy to train, and if not he was at the least obedient of the training he had previously learned. He was leash trained, as well as trained with all of the common commands such as “sit”, “lay”, “shake”, ect. Although he did enjoy chasing after the occasional squirrel or moving car, he was adequate at listening when being called back closer. When coming in contact with one of these, he tends to hold eye contact or stare at them until they are completely out of view. A tad bit annoying, it is a harmless of his. He is walked daily to keep up with his active background and enjoys every minute of it, as he did not have a fenced in backyard. His owners have him in a very stimulating environment, providing many different new toys, including two cats that are always there to play with him. In my opinion, getting a cat is the best option if you feel your dog is lonely. They strive for and want different attention, therefore not causing any friction or fighting.
4 months ago
3 Years
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Posing for pictures
Running
Cuddling
Walking
Learning new things
I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVE the Border Collie. I rescued my first Collie from the Miami Humane society and it was one of the BEST decisions in my life. Luckily Navea was one of four puppies brought into the shelter and I wish I could have adopted them all. Navea has been such a great addition to my family. This dog is definitely a great family dog, they love kids. Very interactive, focused, and amazingly easy to train the Border Collie is great if you're looking for a dog you can take pretty much anywhere. I personally have never met an aggressive Collie. They are always eager to meet new people and other dogs. In the house you'll notice that this loving dog will often follow you around and curiously check on other member of the family periodically. They always want to know what's going on in the house. They are great to cuddle up to and relax and enjoy belly rubs while watching some telly. Outside these dogs have a great amount of energy and make great fetching dogs. Mines has an obsession with her rubber Frisbee and is great at focusing in on it and catching it before it even hitting the ground. I feel like these dogs really have a great sense of cuing into your feelings and mood. If you're down they will be there by your side showing concern over you and on the opposite side of the spectrum when you're happy and excited they'll pick up on that and often look towards you awaiting what fun activity you may start. Border Collies are easy to train and are extremely smart. I find that they can also identify objects easily by their names if you train them early on. Out in a dog park they do very well with other dogs often being more on the submissive side, rolling on their sides and backs while still playing around with other dogs. They are extremely sweet. One thing about the Border Collie is grooming, if you don't keep up with the maintenance you'll find yourself sweeping up a lot of shed. Other then the grooming they are an all around great dog to have. From kids to grandparents I feel that any age will do well with this dog. If you train them to I've heard that they can make good barn dogs as well so the versatility is there. Mines personally was just a family dog she brought everyone together in her own special way.
4 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Being rubbed
Meeting other dogs
Walking
The Border Collie I walked was called Gatsby. He was calm, quiet, relaxed, obedient, well trained, and loving. He never walked fast, or tugged on his leash. He walked with me. When other dogs were nearby or people, he would get really excited and wanted to go and interact with them. He didn’t necessarily want it to be a long interaction, but he was eager for that initial “Hello”. After he has said hi, he was calm again. Before taking Gatsby into the snowy streets of New York, I had to put on his booties. He didn’t put up a fuss at all. He calmly stood there while I put his shoes on. When eating, he did want me to stand there with him. If I would leave, he would want to come with me. I could tell that he enjoyed the company of others, and that being around someone else comforted him.
4 months ago
7 Years
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I am a volunteer with Carolina border collie rescue. I have a 10 year old border collie named Logan. Border collies are very active hold on tight to the leash. Do not use a retractable leash with a border collie. It’s always good to play ball or frisbee after a walk to release some of the energy they have stored up They are quick to catch on to a command like sit or stay. The best advise I can give to someone walking a border collie is to have patience. They want what they want now and something to do while they are waiting
4 months ago
8 Years
People
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Friendliness
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Running
Brianna was an older dog. We went for an hour walk up and down hilly roads. She listened to basic commands very well. Brianna was very welcoming to strangers and was excited to go for her walk. She did pull quite a bit.
4 months ago
4 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Sniffing things out
In my experience, border collies really enjoy working and being rewarded for their work. This includes training, so simple tasks such as sitting and waiting and well worth affection afterwards. Border collies are very energetic and like to be out in the world exploring. They are generally friendly when well trained and incredibly loyal.
4 months ago
4 Years
People
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Friendliness
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Pastimes
Frisbee
Run
Tug-of-war
Agility training
Walk
Border Collies can be hit or miss. They're not really into strangers. They're also herding dogs so they may nip without meaning to hurt you. I've found that keeping treats or a toy handy eases them into a not-so-suspicious relationship with you. A good game of fetch or some tricks are also a favorite. Anything that keeps their body and/or mind active while you're with them. It can take time to get them to trust you so patience on your side is a must.
4 months ago
6 Months
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Play
Run
Walk
Fetch
Chase
The Border Collie I have experience with was more than likely the most friendly dog I have ever met. I have walked him on numerous occasions and every time he is beyond delighted to see me. He greets me with an abundance of affection and his favorite toy. Cole, the Border Collie, is always eager to play, but not always the most willing to walk. He would rather play fetch or chase than walk a decent distance. As I mentioned before, he loves to play, so he is very toy and food motivated. On walks, I sometimes bring a ball and treats along to keep him moving. If you kick the ball in front of you, he will chase it down and continue walking with you for a bit. As far as other people and animals go, he just wants to say hi. There is no aggression, just a lot of excitability.
4 months ago
3 Years
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Friendliness
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Pastimes
sniffing random objects
Running
Hiking
Playing with toys
stimulating exercises and activities
Lilly was a great dog to walk. Very obedient and well behaved. Easily excitable but also easy to control. Very friendly and behaved like a lady around other dogs. Attentive. Very clever dog. Does not need constant attention but needs her walks. Lovely dog to have as a companion and to walk. Keeps great company.
4 months ago
5 Years
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Walking
Sniffing
Running
Playing
Belly rubs
I’ve walked Finn a handful of times and he’s always been welcoming and excited about his walk and when on it you can tell he really enjoys the outdoors he stops at every bush, tree, shrub, grass, flower and it’s hard to break that focus lol he used to have a brother and was great with him, other dogs too. Not sure what happened but Puca hadn’t been around the last couple times I walked him and it seemed to really upset him as he was noticeably distant after the fact. Overall, great great pup and breed
4 months ago
2 Years
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I’ve had great experiences with border collies! I’ve walked with Finnegan the most. He’s a very excitable pup. He barks loudly when I come inside his home until he recognizes me. He’s very sweet and jumps like crazy. I try to be as calm as possible and get him out quickly so he’ll calm down from the excitement. He roams free during the day while alone. He’s not friendly with other dogs. He gets very defensive when passing by other dogs. He pulls pretty bad with just the leash connected to his collar. He is very affectionate though and a sweetheart.
4 months ago
4 Years
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Friendliness
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Pastimes
Agility training
Running
Fetch
They're highly trainable because they're so smart and eager to please. They're usually very high energy and need a lot of exercise. They make great family dogs because they're friendly and relaxed.
4 months ago
4 Years
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4 years
Walking
Border collie's have for the most part been friendly. Sometimes they are a bit skittish when I first arrive to an apartment with them, but they have never been aggressive. They love to be out and about and love a quick pace to the walks. They are not extremely affectionate and do not really socialize much with other dogs, they seem to mind their own business for the most part.
4 months ago
4 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
swimming
Running
workin
Fetch,
Walks
Border Collies are amazing breeds. They have been rated the most intelligent by several well respected organizations. They require a lot of time and commitment. They need to be exercised every day to keep their active minds busy. They show a lot of love and affection towards people they know. They tend to have a thick coat that needs to be brushed quite frequently to keep them looking shiny and avoid constant shedding.
4 months ago
Huxley
2.5
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Catch treats
Explore the woods
Dog Parks
Shake
Brushing
Fetch
Play
Tug-of-war
Swim
Hike
Learn a new trick
Road trip
Go Camping
Frisbee
Run
Walk
Boat ride
Bike ride
Go to Beach
Our dog is a perfect cross between a border collie and an Australian shepherd, weighing approximately 60 pounds. He is taller than both the traditional border collie and the Aussie. His top coat is black and white with sable flecks throughout his face and legs. His undercoat is completely sable and white. He is very sound sensitive and quick to react to fireworks, backfiring, or any loud noise. Puppy training required a lot of patience, but he learned quickly and continues to learn as an adult. Does require hands-on activities with an owner at all times outside. Lives with two cats and doesn't chase. By no means a lapdog, but he is very loyal and emotionally expressive.
5 months, 1 week ago
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