Border Collie
Temperament, Lifespan, Grooming, Training, Personality, Behaviour and Health 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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