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Border Collie Puppies
Description: The Border Collie is a highly intelligent, hard-working dog that responds quickly and eagerly to training. They are the world's premiere sheepdog unsurpassed in terms of patience, agility and stamina. Border Collies thrive on games and are willing to please. The Border Collie is even tempered, but they need constant physical and mental activity for a well balanced dog. They are medium-sized dogs that come in many different colors including black, brown, red, and blue with tan spots and white in many places. They are well set, lightly muscled all over and squarely built. Their ears are slightly erect and their eyes can be brown, blue, or blue in merles. The Border Collie excels in obedience competitions they are very agile, and have a well proportioned body of lean muscle. Their tails are naturally long and set low. Borders can spend hours stalking sheep, cattle, goats, ducks, chickens, large ants or anything that congregates into a herd or flock. If they have insufficient activity they will find work to do, which could be herding your children. This is the ideal dog for anyone who has their heart set on winning obedience, agility, or sheepherding competitions.
Type: Herding Dog
20 - 23 inches; Females: 18 - 21 inches.
Colors: Two varieties
- rough and smooth. Rough is flat or slightly wavy and medium length. Smooth
is short. Both are thick and straight.
Collies are intelligent, active, loyal, affectionate
and responsive. They are hard working and very energetic. If you are considering
buying this dog be sure the Collie has an outlet for his intense energy. They
are reserved and protective towards strangers, but loving towards family. They
can be disastrously destructive if left alone or not given something to do.
Watch-dog: High. Border
Collies are alert and tend to bark.
Care and Exercise:
Border Collies need weekly brushing to remove dead hairs. Bathe when
necessary. Check ears and coat regularly for ticks. The Border Collies needs
extensive exercise and mental stimulation. They need a job or activity to do
every day. An idle Border Collie will become badly behaved and possibly aggressive,
creating disastrous effects on the house.
Activity: Very High, bores
easily if left alone. Needs a job to accomplish. They are often referred to
as "working collies".
Health Issues: PRA (Progressive retinal atrophy), hip dysplasia. Other health concerns include Osteochondritis dessicans (OCS), Ceriod Lipofuscinosis, lens luxation, seizures and heart defects. Collie owners have long been concerned about the popularity of looks emphasized over workability, and therefore have worked to make sure the breed remains focused on health, not appearance.
Life Span: 9 - 15 years.
Border Collies are long-lived. They can last well into their teens.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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