Border Collie
Dog Breed Information, Facts & Advice

This highly intelligent, graceful dog is born with an instinct to work and responds extremely well to training, which is why they are often used as a mountain-rescue or sniffer dog. Border Collies make loyal, faithful pets that thrive on company and stimulation. Here’s what you need to know about owning a Border Collie.

Size: Medium in size, can grow up to 56cm in height and weigh between 12 to 20kg
Coat: This breed’s weatherproof double coat makes it suitable for them to be out in any conditions. They need to be groomed at least once a week.
Exercise: 2+ hours a day for adult dogs. Border Collies can get easily bored and possibly destructive if they’re not exercised enough.
Life span: 12+ years
Breed group: Pastoral dogs such as the Border Collie were originally bred to herd sheep and cattle, and to help move stock to the market. As such they have a strong natural instinct to herd.
Size up to
Coat double
Exercise 2+ hrs Life span 12+years

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