Colour: Variety of colours permissible. White should never predominate
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
The Border Collie is a keen, sensitive and responsive breed.
Quick, alert and reactive, Border Collies are well known around the world. They have strong desire to chase from an early age, which needs to be channelled into acceptable outlets such as games with toys. They form close bonds with owners and have abundant energy and stamina.
Originally bred to herd sheep.
The Border Collie has plenty of stamina, and likes to chase.
Very high. Needs exercise and plenty of games.
Owners: devoted, affectionate
Children: good, may chase/nip in play
Other Pets: good, may chase
Strangers: good if well socialized
Unfamiliar Dogs: good if well socialized
Energetic, loving families who have enough time to find this dog a job to do, and enough energy to exercise, train and channel this dog's strong chase drives into games and play.
May display chase problems, and aggression to strangers if not well socialized. Some dogs may have noise phobias.
The dog's coat will bring in mud and dirt from outside.
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