Border Collie

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Border Collie

ORIGIN

The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience. Mention of the “Collie” or “Colley” type first appeared toward the end of the 19th century, although the word “collie” is older than this and has its origin in the Scots language. It is also thought that the word ‘collie’ comes from the old Celtic word for useful.

TEMPERAMENT

Border Collies require considerable daily physical exercise and mental stimulation. Due to their working heritage, Border Collies are very demanding, playful, and energetic. They are better off in households that can provide them with plenty of play and exercise, either with humans or other dogs.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Considerable. Due to their demanding personalities and need for mental stimulation and exercise, many Border Collies develop neurotic behaviors in households that are not able to provide for their needs.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Between 48–56 cm (M) and 46–53 cm (F) / between 14–20 kg (M) and 12–19 kg (F).

COAT

Smooth or rough double coat.

COLOR

Solid-colored, bicolored or tricolored on blue merle, red merle, chocolate merle, liver, lilac merle harlequin, chocolate, lilac, blue, sable merle, sable, shaded sable, chocolate sable, black, white, red, or brindle.

GROOMING

Average.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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