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Border Collie Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Border Collie
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 Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
20 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Black, White, Brown, Red
Average Litter Size:
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

Border Collie Location

Map of Border Collie Locations
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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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Border Collie Comments

"border collies are the best dogs in the universe!"
"i love these dogs there the best"
"If you want a great and playful loveing dog i perfer you get a Border Collie."
"If you want a dog to be kind loveing and gentle i per you to get a Border Collie they are the best around children."
"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!"
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

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5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]

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