Border Collie Britt

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26-44 lbs
18-22"
Europe
Border Collie
Brittany Spaniel
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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.

Purpose
Guard dog, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Border Collie, Brittany

Border Collie Britt Health

Average Size
Height: 18-22 inches Weight: 26-44 lbs
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
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Brown
White
Red
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
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
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
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
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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