This obedient dog needs a good challenging task or it may become destructive. It is loyal and protective.
In Great Britain in the 1800s, the Border Collie developed out of a variety of sheepherding dogs as a special breed that did not nip or bark while herding. Border Collies are very intelligent and energetic, eager to learn and work for their owners. All this mental and physical energy must be put toward a challenging task each day or they will become bored or destructive. Border Collies fit best in a home with a dedicated owner that can provide them sufficient attention and tasks to perform. They make great herding dogs, and this herding instinct may be observed occasionally in the household with family members. These Collies are somewhat reserved and protective toward strangers. Grooming the Border Collie requires brushing about twice per week.
Breed Details & Traits
Height: Male: 20-23'; Female: 18-21"
Weight: 30-45 lb
Lifespan: 10-14 years
Energetic, Herding group, Intelligent,
Common Health Concerns for Border Collie:
- CEA-Collie Eye Anomaly
- Hip Dysplasia
- PCD-Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
- PRA-Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Less Common Concerns for Border Collie:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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