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.