Border Collie Facts
|Common Name||Border Collie|
|Average Size||50cm (20in)|
|Average Weight||20kg (45lbs)|
|Average Lifespan||20 years|
|Colour||Black, White, Brown, Red|
|Average Litter Size||6|
|Temperament||Intelligent, devoted and affectionate|
|Training||Should be trained from an early age in obedience|
Border Collie Location
Map of Europe
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.