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Border Collie


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A liver-coloured Border Collie with heterochromatic eyes
A rescued 12-week old male Border Collie pup.
A Border Collie panting
Border Collie
Border Collies are an intelligent, biddable breed with an instinctive desire to work closely and intensely with a human handler. They are very well behaved and can be very excitable dogs.

Although the primary role of the Border Collie is that of the working stock dog, dogs of this breed are becoming increasingly popular as pets. True to their working heritage, Border Collies make very demanding, energetic pets that are better off in households that can provide them with plenty of exercise and a job to do.

Border Collies are now also being used in showing, especially agility, where their speed and agility comes to good use. However, in an appropriate home, with a dedicated, active owner, a Border Collie can be an excellent companion. Participating in dog sports is popular with Border Collie owners.

The Border Collies range of skills and high intelligence also make it an excellent detection dog which is commonly used by police, customs and other government agencies.


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sandy

"I have one and her name Casie. Casie is black and white she is one year old. Gues what, as I am writing this she is right next to me!"

mk

"i have a border collie"

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"I am like inlove with border collies so this website was amazing and very helpful"

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Border Collie Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Border Collie
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
Great Britain
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
50cm (20in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
20kg (45lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
20 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Herd
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Black, White, Brown, Red
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
6
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Intelligent, devoted and affectionate
Training:
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Should be trained from an early age in obedience

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