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Border Collie

Border Collie Height : 18 - 21 inches

Border Collie Weight : 30 - 44 lbs.

Border Collie Colors : Various colors; white should never predominate

Country of Origin: Scotland or England.

Coat: White should not be predominant, however all colors are acceptable.The most common color combination is black with white markings. The undercoat is thick, medium-length, and shiny.

Character: Intelligent, determined and brave, this dog forms a close bond with its family and is also eager to work.

Temperament: This dog gets along quite well with other pets and children, provided it has plenty of activity to keep it occupied.

Care: Weekly brushing of the coat should keep it in good condition.

Training: The Border Collie's tremendous intelligence and desire to please means training is rarely a challenge.

Activity: If not given work to do, the Border Collie will become badly behaved. It needs ample exercise, and its origin as a sheepdog and cattle-herder means that it is only happy when given specific tasks on a regular basis.

Description : Considered the world's most able sheepdog, Border Collies are very intelligent, imminently trainable and hard-working. Patient and agile, with great endurance, they love activity like games and are anxious to please. Border Collies are even tempered, but they do need constant physical and mental activity to be well-balanced. They excel in obedience competitions. Their herding instinct is so strong, if not kept busy they might try herding the children of the home.


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