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Border Collie

Border Collie Dog
Delta, a 4 year old black and white bitch. Photo with thanks Joanne Collins of Bordadale Border Collies.

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Group Pastoral Dogs

Origin / History



Colours Can be particolour or tricolour. Usually its black and white, but sometimes blue merle, or brown, white and red.

Temperament Highly intelligent,

Height and Weight 45 - 53 cm in height and 14 - 22 Kg in weight. Males are generally slightly larger than the females.

Common Health Problems Considered a fairly healthy breed, however it is known to suffer from some eye disorders including progressive retinal atrophy and collie eye anomaly. May also suffer from joint problems. It's recommend that buyers of puppies should make sure breeding stock is hip scored and that the pups have had hearing tests.

Living Conditions A very active breed which is most suited to life in the country with a large garden. Not really suited to town life and certainly not suited to an apartment.

Exercise Requirements A very active breed which needs lots of exercise and mental stimulation. A couple of long daily walks, including time free running off the lead. Will also enjoy obedience and agility training sessions. Activities life this will keep him mental stimulated and a happy and healthy dog.

Training Requirements An excellent breed of dog when it comes to training. A highly intelligent dog that does very well at obedience and agility, which it can learn to a high level.

Life Expectancy 12 - 14 years.

Grooming There are two different coat types, smooth and long coat which have different grooming requirements. the smooth coats need just a good brush once a week to remove dead hairs and skin. the long coats needs daily brushing to prevent tangles and matting.

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CompleteDogsGuide Comment About as active a breed as you can find so only suited to active people who can provide all the exercise and mental stimulation this dog needs. Which coat type you get, smooth or long coat, depends on how much time you have for grooming.

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Border Collie Photos
Red Merle Border Collie
Midas, a red merle dog.
Border Collie Head
Border Collie Head/Face
Border Collie Puppies
Puppies at 6 weeks.

Photos with thanks to Joanne Collins of Bordadale Border Collies.



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