The Border Collie is a medium-sized breed of dog. Their height can vary between 20 inches and 28 inches at the shoulder. Their weight can vary between 60 pounds and 120 pounds. Their coat is usually reddish with a heavy amount of white. They have a double coat with the outer coat being soft and thick and the inner coat being shorter and thicker. Their ears are small and curly. The Border Collie has a life span of 12 to 15 years. They are a working dog and a stock dog.
History: The Border Collie is the result of cross-breeding between a Collie and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They are found in the Scottish region of the Highlands. They were created to clear forests and to retrieve games. It is thought that their name comes from the breed’s working history.
Temperament: The Border Collie is a cheerful, intelligent, independent dog that is friendly and loyal to its owners. They are one of the easiest breeds to train, however, they do require a fair amount of exercise every day. Due to their age, they tend to be friendly, sociable, and cheerful around other dogs. It is necessary for them to be with their owners for a long period of time to learn to be good at being around other dogs. They are quite obedient, however, they tend to be independent. They do require a fair amount of exercise every day to keep them healthy and to keep them happy. They are quite active around other animals, including horses. They need enough room to run, but they can be better around other dogs.
Physical Features: The Border Collie is a sturdy dog with a strong frame. Their head is large and blunt, with a black nose. Their muzzle is wide and deep. They have a broad triangular mouth with medium-sized teeth. Their legs are well-built with a square appearance. Their feet are webbed, and their tail is medium in size. They have a medium-length coat that is found in a shortcut. Their coat is black with white markings. Their ears are black with a tip of blond that turns black. Their coats are tough, and they shed.
Personality: Border Collies are confident, lively, loyal, obedient, and affectionate. They are a happy breed, but can get bored if left alone too much. They are easy to train, but need a fair amount of exercise every day to stay happy and healthy. Due to their friendly nature, they tend to get along well with children. The Border Collie can be aggressive with other dogs and horses, but they are more playful with other pets. They are easy to house train, but do require regular brushing.