Border Collie Britt

26-44 lbs
Border Collie
Brittany (Spaniel)

Independent, with high stamina, and responsive, the Border Collie Britt is a hybrid breed that originated from the Border Collie and the Brittany. Its exact history is not well-documented and there is not much known about the hybrid breed. The Border Collie Britt is a relatively healthy breed with energy to burn. It is a medium-sized breed with high energy levels. This exuberant canine prefers to be engaged in intense play at all times. Being social is just one of the positive traits this breed contains. Its purpose is to guard against intruders as well as provide companionship to families. Maintenance for this breed is of simple upkeep. Daily brushing and daily exercise will result in one happy Border Collie Britt.

Guard dog, Companion
Date of Origin
Border Collie, Brittany

Border Collie Britt Health

Average Size
Male Border Collie Britt size stats
Height: 18-22 inches Weight: 26-44 lbs
Female Border Collie Britt size stats
Height: 18-22 inches Weight: 26-44 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Optical Examination

Border Collie Britt Breed History

The Border Collie Britt's history is vague and not well-documented. It is suspected that the Border Collie Britt was originally bred to eliminate some medical conditions and provide a healthier hybrid. The breed was developed from the Border Collie and the Brittany. Dogs similar to the Border Collie have existed in the British Isles for centuries. These dogs were considered lightweight, active, and self-sufficient canines who were successful at herding. The Border Collie was developed in order to be more intelligent and to maintain its high working stamina. In 1906, the first standard was published and released for the Border Collie. The modern-day Border Collie can be traced back to Wiston Cap, a popular stud dog from the 1960s. In 1995, the American Kennel Club added the Border Collie to its roster. Meanwhile, the Brittany dates back to the 17th century. In the mid-1800s, the first tailless Brittany was bred in Pontou, a small town in the province of Brittany. In the 1900s, the Brittany was further developed in France with vacationing dogs. When the Brittany was cross-bred with another breed, it increased its talent for sport. The Brittany is considered a faster breed in terms of when it is on the run. In 1931, the Brittany was imported to the United States. In 1934, the Brittany was officially recognized by the AKC. It is only natural that the Border Collie and the Brittany were cross-bred as they are both considered high-strung and full of energy. Both breeds are effective at agility and being in the field.

Border Collie Britt Breed Appearance

The Border Collie Britt's traits may vary depending on which parent breed it takes on. It resembles both the Border Collie and the Brittany in different aspects. Its coat varies between brown, black, and red with white. The breed is more likely to take on a harsh, rough, short, and dense coat that is water repellent. This eager canine has oval eyes with different eye colors which can range from blue to brown. Ears may be erect or dropped, depending on the dog. The tail can be a regular sized tail or contain no tail. Its build is athletic and graceful. Its nose color can vary between red and black. 

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Border Collie Britt eyes
brown Border Collie Britt eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Border Collie Britt nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Border Collie Britt coat
white Border Collie Britt coat
red Border Collie Britt coat
black Border Collie Britt coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Border Collie Britt wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Border Collie Britt Breed Maintenance

Your Border Collie Britt is not considered a hypoallergenic dog and will shed moderately as many other dogs do. Drooling is not concern with this breed. There are no significant odors associated with the Border Collie Britt. Keeping the coat looking gorgeous can be done with a daily brushing. Mats and tangles can be avoided using either the pin or the slicker brush. As this hybrid is very active, check the fur for burrs and pieces of leaves or wood that can become entangled. The footpads should be looked at daily, just to be sure they are healthy - dryness or cracking can occur. The teeth of the Border Collie Britt need to be brushed daily and the nails should be clipped bi-weekly. If your hybrid loves the water, make sure his ears are dry after every swim.

Brushes for Border Collie Britt
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Border Collie Britt requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Border Collie Britt Temperament

The Border Collie Britt is a highly energized breed and is always eager to please its family. It loves to be surrounded by people, enjoys being the center of attention and is friendly, welcoming, and loving. This affectionate dog will run to you at every recall as if it has not seen you in ages. This breed is very accepting of strangers. While the Border Collie is usually guarded against strangers, the Brittany in this breed will greet strangers with open arms. The Border Collie Britt is very receptive to children, other dogs, and other animals. It is recommended to provide your dog with early training and socialization though, to ensure there are no negative experiences. This breed is relatively easy to train, is always eager to learn new techniques and benefits from positive reinforcement. If you provide treats, your dog will remain a happy camper.

Border Collie Britt Activity Requirements

The Border Collie Britt has very high energy levels due to both the Brittany and the Border Collie genes. It is important to be able to provide this breed with the necessary exercise needed to stay in shape and maintain its weight. 80 minutes per day is suggested at a minimum; this exuberant canine will be an excellent jogging partner, an eager hiker, and an enthusiastic agility participant. Ideally, a large fenced yard is best so that this hybrid can have plenty of outdoor time. Supervision is always best though, dogs left unattended can unwittingly get into trouble of some sort. The Border Collie Britt loves all types of weather, though a temperate climate is best.

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

Border Collie Britt Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Border Collie Britt Owner Experiences

3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Playing in the snow
It's my 3rd dog in life. Definitely my favourite one (if that's when ok to say). He's smart, he listens and learns easily. He's obedient and playful. He's friendly to everyone, he lives with a cat and she sleeps in his bed. He doesn't ever destroy anything. I don't have to worry what I left and where when I leave the house.
2 years, 11 months ago
2 Years
5 People
She was the runt of the litter almost all black, ended up being short haired. Had her from 12 weeks. She grew up with 3 children, 2 of them were babies. She has a great demeanor, likes other dogs, does well with most people. She can get spooked by people randomly, I havent figured out the trigger yet. She eats everything you give her, so I give hemr a cup and a cup. morning and dinner. Shes the fastest dog I have ever had. She goes 35-40 mph. I literally have to hit a ball because I cant throw it far enough. Even those whip it things dont give me enough distance. She can jump almost 6 feet in the air. She is also a pretty good listener, moments of brilliance but moments of pure stubborness aka piss off moments. Shes a cuddler and wants to be with you no matter what. I am trying to train her as a shop dog, she has done alright but not great so far.
2 years ago
7 Years
3 People
Outdoor bars
Dandee is the best dog I’ve ever had. The mix of border collie and Brittany creates the perfect dog and everyone who meets her agrees. She’s also part human. She sits in a chair at the table with us for dinner most nights and knows what’s her food and what’s ours. She loves people of all ages. She is a trained emotional therapy dog and can sense everyone’s feelings. She will run for miles and swim for hours but will also spoon with me all night and not get up in the morning until I do. Seriously best dog ever.
1 year ago
2 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Everest "Evie" is a rescue dog I adopted from a local rescue about 6 months ago. Her sweet personality called to me the moment I met her and she got along with my current pup, a shepherd/shiba mix immediately. Her friendly personality makes it easy to bring her anyway I go. She does get bored easily, so - unfortunately - I've found it's safest to crate her when I'm not home for long periods of time with some of her interactive toys. Everest's high energy level does mean that, when she's excited, she tends to listen a little less. We're still working up to being off leash because "come" is her least favorite command. That being said, I wouldn't trade this girl for the world. She is an amazing dog! Her friendly personality means she wins over everyone she meets and she loves to snuggle with me after she's tired out. I hit the jackpot with such an amazing dog. I'd recommend her breed for first time dog owners, because of her general friendliness and active need to please, which leads to wonderful trainability, but would like to point out that they'll want to make sure that they have an active enough life style to accommodate her energy level. Leaving her out of the crate for 20 minutes without tiring her out properly lead to a shredded jacket, even though her brother was right there to play with.
6 months ago
3 Months
2 People
Lots of energy loving taking walks
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Book me a walkiee?
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