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Country of Origin:

England

 

Size:

Border Collie Dogs:

Shoulder Height: 53-55cm (20.75 - 21.5 Inches)

Bitches slightly smaller

 

Coat:

The Border Collie has a soft, thick undercoat. covered by a sleeker layer on top. Regular brushing will keep the coat in good condition. Most usual colour is black and white. Other colours are red and white, tri-colour, black and grey and all black. White should not be the predominant colour.

 

Ease of Training:

Borders Collies are easy to train and quickly learn new commands.

 

Temperament:

Border Collies are very intelligent  energetic dogs. They are eager to work, quick learners, lively and alert. They also have a permanent will to please. Border collies are very good at obedience and agility . Requiring a lot of mental stimulation, Border Collies are happy when they have a job to do.

 

Exercise:

The Border Collie requires physical and mental activity. When exercised enough, Border Collies should get on well with other pets and children. If however they are not exercised enough, they may become badly behaved and even aggressive.

 

Health Problems:

 

Can be prone to hip dysplasia, PRA and Collie Eye Anomaly.

Life Expectancy:

12-15 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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