| Border Collie
Height: 17-24 inches
Weight: 30-45 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
The Border collie's reputation as the world's best sheepherding dog comes
from its supreme intelligence, herding instinct, and demonstrated superiority
in obedience and tracking trials.
These dogs must have constant stimulation or they may develop behavioral
problems, such as household destruction or biting.
Border collies are outgoing and friendly and get along with children and
The Border collie's coat can be short and smooth, or medium-long and rough.
Most commonly, its marking is black with traditional white blaze, collar,
stockings, and tail tip, and occasionally tan points, although a variety
of colors and markings is possible.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Border collies need to be brushed weekly. They also need to be kept busy
to avoid behavioral problems.
Sign this dog up for obedience, tracking, agility, or Flyball activities--or
all of them!
The Border collie has been used for sheepherding throughout Great Britain
and Ireland for over 200 years.
The Border collie is unsuitable for apartment living and needs an experienced
Breed-related health concerns: osteochondritis dissecans, progressive