The Bordernese is a cross between the Border Collie and the Bernese Mountain Dog. This is a medium to large hybrid breed that combines the coloring and body type of a Bernese, with the coloring and fur type of the Border Collie. A combined intelligence and gentle spirit come together to create a dog that is an excellent companion for any family that may have young children or other pets. While the Border Collie tends to be an active breed, the Bernese is not; so the two balance each other out nicely to create the Bordernese, who does well in any size of home as long as there is some way for him to get exercise. Due to the fact that the Bordernese has a thick, dark coat, cooler weather is preferred to keep him from overheating. This hybrid breed is known for being gentle, loyal, intelligent, easy going, and friendly.
Because the Bordernese is a hybrid breed that has not been around long enough for a well-detailed origin, we don’t know much about their creation. On the other hand, we do know quite a few details about their parent breeds, the Border Collie and the Bernese Mountain Dog. The Border Collie is without a doubt one of the world’s smartest dog breeds. They were bred with the intention of being independent herders who were extremely intelligent and agile. Their origin begins as a classic working farm dog somewhere between the borders of Scotland and England. Their popularity grew steadily and eventually, the breed caught the attention of the royal family; Queen Victoria especially. The Border Collie was admitted to the American Kennel Club in 1995 and has continued to be valued for his intelligence, work ethic, and grace ever since. The Bernese Mountain Dog is quite the opposite of the Border Collie. While still strong and beautiful, this breed is more mellow and easy-going. The Bernese was created around the 20th century n the Alpine Mountains of Switzerland, where he was used as an all-around farm dog. They used their strength to pull milk carts, act as guard dogs with their deep bark, and drove cattle to the pasture as well. The American Kennel Club recognized the Bernese as a breed in 1937 and he is now used today as a companion and show dog. When the traits of these two parent breeds are combined, the end result is the Bordernese; an intelligent, mellow, loving, loyal, and friendly dog that is not high maintenance and very easy to train.
Since the Bordernese is a mix between the Border Collie and the Bernese Mountain dog, there is a wide variety of color combinations and body types that can occur; even within the same litter. The typical appearance for this breed is to be of either medium to large size, with long and thick fur that maintains the tri-color pattern of the Bernese (white, black, tan). Either big and sturdy like the Bernese, or small and quick like the Border Collie, the Bordernese can vary in size. Despite this, (because both parents share a similar fur type) the Bordernese will always have long, thick fur. Floppy ears and dark brown eyes set over a strong muzzle complete the features of this hybrid breed; creating a happy, alert appearance that will steal hearts any day of the week. There is no doubt that whether your Bordernese is small like the Border Collie or well-built like the Bernese, you will have a beautiful dog that is a great mix of both athletic and working companion animals.