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.
|Coat:||Requires weekly brushing|
|Exercise:||2+ hours a day|
|Life span:||12+ years|
|Temperament:||Intelligent, energetic, alert|
This alert, agile breed is incredibly quick, both mentally and physically. Developed to be excellent shepherd dogs, Border Collies relish the chance to learn and let off steam.
Originally bred for herding sheep Border Collies need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to avoid problem behaviour.
Originally from the border region between Scotland and England, this breed has a thick double coat to protect them in all weathers.
As they were traditionally prized for their working ability, adult Border Collies can reach a range of weights and sizes and so their nutrition requirements vary.
Considering welcoming a Border Collie into your home? Before you buy or adopt one, here are a few important things to remember.
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One of the top 5 claims that we see for Border Collies is behavioural conditions, and unlike some other insurers our policies are designed to cover behavioural conditions if this is a treatment recommended by your vet. When choosing insurance for your Border Collie make sure you check what breadth of cover is being offered as not all dog insurance is the same.