One of the most Intelligent dog in the world!
Country of Origin: England
Dog Group: Pastoral
Origin of Name: The Border Collie gets its name from the place where it was developed i.e. the border of England and Scotland. These herding dogs have been associated in this region and Collie is a sheepdog in Scottish.
SheddingA bit low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Very high
Life Span-13 to 14 years
Getting a puppy home-Expensive
About Border Collie:
Border Collies, ranked as One of The Most Intelligent dog breeds is a part of herding dog breed. Developed in the Scottish Border region, this breed has been specifically bred for its intelligence and obedience. Blessed with high energy, stamina and work drive, Border collies are still being used as herding dogs on sheep farms and ranches around the world.
One of the most unique aspects of a Border Collie is their superior intelligence. Border Collies are also known to be highly sensitive to their handler’s cue - whether its a whistle or a raised eyebrow or even a hand signal. Another unique aspect of a Border Collie is their unique stare, also called “the eye”.
Visits to Groomer-Medium
Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke
Tolerance to cold- loves snow
Coat Type-Dense and straight
Border Collies are said to be an extremely healthy and sturdy a breed. Some of the common ailments that may affect a Border Collie are:
Collie Eye Anomaly
Border Collies are very intelligent and have a driven and focused temperament. With the ability to be trained to a high degree, Border Collies are born athletes, known for their speed and stamina, and have been a part of competitive sports and trainings, such as agility, sheepdog trials, obedience and even Frisbee. The only downside of having a Border Collie is its energetic and workaholic attitude.
Training & Intelligence
As previously mentioned, a Border Collie is an exceptionally intelligent dog and is a good breed for families who are as active as this breed is and who is eager to be involved in dog sports and trainings. With the right training, Border Collies excel in any activity that the dog may be involved in whether its sheepdog trials, agility, obedience, flyball, tracking, frisbee, advanced obedience, freestyle obedience, dancing .
Litter Size-6 to 9 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
Border Collies are extremely healthy and sturdy a breed and can be mated after it reaches a mature age of 1.5 years - 2 years. Before mating, it will be advisable to see the medical history of the mate to rule out any medical conditions that may be transferred genetically.