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  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Group: Collie
  • Height: 18-23"
  • Weight: 30-45 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Medium Length, Wavy
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Border Collies puppies are the world’s best herding dogs, and are used by ranchers, farmers, and shepherds everywhere. Border Collies are athletic, possess exceptional endurance, and thrive with livestock work. They are intelligent, alert, and devoted to owners.

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Known as the best herding dog in the world, Border Collies are happiest living on a farm, ranch, or large property where they can run, work, and keep a careful eye on the animals and people in their care.

Highly intelligent, determined, athletic, and full of energy, Border Collies excel at dog sports, obedience, search and rescue, farm work, and anything else you give them!

When given proper physical and mental stimulation, they make excellent companions.

Purchase your Border Collie puppy today and welcome a loyal, intelligent friend into your family!

High-Energy: Border Collies love to move! They will not be a calm, laid-back dog. Make sure you have space and activities for a Border Collie before adopting one. A Border Collie will not be happy in an apartment unless you are an extremely active person!

Intelligent: One of the smartest dog breeds, they thrive on mental (and physical) stimulation. Border Collies without jobs to do can become compulsive and destructive.

Intense Focus: Border Collies are known for their intense concentration. Their hypnotic stare inspires sheep to move, and it may even inspire you to give them something they want!

Loyal: Although Border Collies are independent, they are loyal and bond deeply with their owners. They will be warm and friendly in a family setting, and, like many herding breeds, they’re wary of strangers.

All-Star Student: Border Collies are athletic, smart, and easy to train. They excel at agility, obedience, frisbee, flyball, and, of course, sheepherding. They also make great search and rescue dogs. Their intelligence, determination, and desire to please make them good at anything they set out to do.

In 43 AD, the Romans invaded Britain and brought their sheep — and their sheepdogs with them. When the Vikings invaded Britain in 793, they crossbred their dogs with the Romans’ dogs, creating the predecessor to our modern-day Border Collie.

This sheepdog was quick, agile, full of stamina, and ideal for herding sheep in the rocky, mountainous border between England and Scotland.

Different regions and farmers bred their own versions of “collies” (a word of Scottish dialect used to describe sheepdogs). There were various sheepdog breeds, including Welsh Sheepdogs, Northern Sheepdogs, Highland Collies, and Scotch Collies.

In 1860, these Scottish sheepdogs were shown at a dog show, and a short time later, a sheepdog caught the eye of Queen Victoria. She quickly became a fan of the breed.

In 1876, sheepdog trials began. Credit is given to R. J. Lloyd Price for starting the trials.

In 1906, breed standards for our modern-day Border Collie were established.
The AKC accepted Border Collies in 1995. The breed is now split into show lines and working lines.

Border Collies from working lines are considered the best herding dogs in the world and are still used by farmers, shepherds, and ranchers everywhere.

Adult Border Collies are 18-22 inches at the shoulder and weigh 30-45 pounds.

Border Collies usually live 12-16 years.

Border Collies have a sturdy, muscular build with pointed, eager ears. 

Black and white is the most familiar color combination; however, Border Collies can have various markings and colors, including brown, white, blue, merle, red, brindle, and sable.

They are known for their intelligent, alert eyes and intense stare that moves sheep.

There are two types of Border Collie coats: rough coat (long and feathered) and smooth coat (short and smooth). 

Both the rough and smooth coats are double coats which means they are dense, weather-resistant coats. This also means they will shed heavily twice a year and moderately the rest of the year. 

Brush your Border Collie’s coat regularly to keep it free of tangles, mats, and dirt. 

Other grooming includes regular bathing, nail trimming, and teeth brushing.

Border Collies are a hearty and healthy breed; however, here are some conditions to be aware of:

    • Hip dysplasia – Hip dysplasia is common in medium and large breed dogs. This is a malformation of the hip socket. Genetics, weight, and excessive exercise can play a part in hip dysplasia.
    • Collie Eye Anomaly – this is an inherited condition that can sometimes lead to blindness.
    • Epilepsy – this condition causes seizures. Epilepsy can be managed with medication.
    • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CL) and trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS) – these are fatal genetic disorders that occur in Border Collies. DNA testing can reveal if the parents are carriers.

You can protect your dog from one of the most common health problems: obesity. One of the best ways to extend your dog’s life is by feeding them the correct amount of food and giving them adequate exercise.

Like all dog breeds, they are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, resulting in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from running too much on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells.  Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the hair that animals shed. 

Because of their thick, double coats, Border Collies are not an allergen-friendly dog. 

You can keep allergens lower by brushing and bathing them regularly. 

If you or someone in your home has animal allergies, please consult your healthcare provider before adopting a puppy.