Border collie Overview-Owner Should Know

Border collie Overview

Border collie

Border Collie Information

NameBorder Collie
Other NameSheepdog, Scotch sheepdog
OriginWales, United Kingdom
Build TypeMedium
Life Cycle14-16 years
CharacterResponsive, Energetic, Intelligent, Attentive,
HeightMale: 19-22 inches
Female: 18-20 inches
WeightMale: 26-60 pounds
Female: 22-50 pounds
ColorBlack, Brindle, Red, Gold, Blue, Merle
Average price600 US$


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Border collie excel in speed and stamina to herd a day long tirelessly. Extremely energetic, keen to romp in yard, happy when on task, they herd almost everything to bring them in any order. Sensible to hold responsibility of its flock, they stay loyal and trustworthy to owner. The dog ranks first in intelligence, bonded with family, affectionate to children and other animals, they get along well with other dogs as well but after early socialization. Guardian instinct and curious interactions with strangers makes it smart watchdog. Being Self-sufficient breed it reacts to any situation with no command and tend to be easy and responsive to training.

Energetic, well developed and sturdy build Border Collie enjoys the freedom of alertness and stamina. The power pack dog is a smart athlete, docile, acrobatic, a position holder in dog sports competitions, has a trait of success in all around applications. This breed is recognized as quick learner, as Border Collie has exceptional record of learning 1022 words to react upon to human citation. Workability is extraordinary, able to control staking of sheep while intense stance, free, frequent manoeuvres, watchful to stock for any outsider threat. The dog is medium sized, strong boned with rectangle projection while longer in length than in height. The gait is energetic, free, flawless and ground covering, augmented by alert expressions. Its coat may be rough or smooth, medium in length and dense, available in two or three color combinations with merle, sable, or solid textures.

The Border Collie is a first class working and herding dog originated in English-Scottish borders and dates more than 100 years back. The breed assisted formers of native valley in guarding and herding livestock, cattle farms. Border Collies gained attention of Queen Victoria in the second half of 19th century. The name is referenced of its origin, the Border Collie was firstly standardized in 1906. This breed impressed the local shepherds of USA with their quick and quiet ability of herding large flocks. This dog achieved top positions in competitive obedience and trials. Border Collie was recognized a show dog, herding dog by AKC in 1998. These collies are famous for their obedience commitment and intelligence.


Eager to please and comfort the master, Border Collies love to work rather sleeping idle and need permission to go outdoors. The packed energy demands extensive activities and exercises to satisfy physical and mental stimulations, something creative and adventurous is source of interest for them. They tend usually rough when left without work. They are reserved rather curious and protective, form a dedicated guardian and fantastic watchdog. Inquiring gaze is somewhat warning for animals to get into some formations.

The breed is weather borne; quite well going in severe weathers, temperate or cool climate at outdoors is affordable yet thrives in family. They sparks in rural areas, sociable for city life but apartment living is not suited. Puppies tend to fearful, timid or shy, do not let the dog to develop such behaviors in early age, intelligent and independent traits contribute to socialization training, being eager for new tasks the Border Collies respond very well to training.

Due close work area with animals, this dog has strong affinity to flocks. They tend slightly aggressive to strange dogs, violent to them when posing threat to its stock. Strange cat may also be at a risk, they only tend to neutralize the threat to its flock rather hunt to dispatch. Puppyhood is ideal for introduction of all pets to Border Collie to retain harmony and peace in the house.

Owner Should Know

  1. The Border Collies are intelligent; they may decide actions before the master yet obedient to follow the commands.
  2. Exercise activities are vital for them, leaving idle would build behavioral disturbance amongst them.
  3. They tend disciplined to see all moving objects in some order, they tend to herd every moving things.
  4. Dispersed play by children will cause them react to herd, they may nip or bark, otherwise they are not barking dogs.
  5. Socialize in early age, introduce with all other pets and society.
  6. Seek for reputed and trustworthy breeders or suppliers to get healthy puppy, ensure puppies are clinically checked and are disease free.

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