Border Collie Facts
The name of the domestic breed
The area where the animal first came from
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
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The average time the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Black, White, Brown, Red|
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The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
|Intelligent, devoted and affectionate|
The level of house-training needed for the animal
|Should be trained from an early age in obedience|
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Border CollieBorder 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.
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]
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