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Border Collie

Family: livestock, herding
Area of origin: Great Britain
Original function: sheep herding
Average size of male: Ht: 20-23, Wt: 30-45
Average size of female: Ht: 18-21, Wt: 30-45
Other names: none

Border Collie Dog Temperament

The Border Collie is a bundle of mental and physical energy awaiting its chance to be unleashed on the world. Among the most intelligent and obedient of breeds. Given sufficient exercise, he is a dependable and loyal companion. He is intent on whatever he does and tends to stare, which can be unnerving to other animals. He also likes to chase other animals. He is reserved, even protective, toward strangers.

Border Collie Dog Care

Few dogs are as work-oriented as the Border Collie. This is a dog that needs a job. He needs a lot of physical and mental activity every day to satisfy his quest for work. He enjoys being with his family. Its coat needs brushing or combing twice weekly.

Border Collie Dog Health

Major concerns: CHD
Minor concerns: PRA, lens luxation, CEA, PDA, OCD, PPM
Occasionally seen: cerebellar abiotrophy, ceroid lipofuscinosis, deafness
Suggested tests: hip, eye
Life span: 10-14 years

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