AKC PuppyFinder: Border Collie Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Remarkably smart workaholics; not adverse to a good cuddle when the job is done
- Energy Level: Very Active; Off-the-charts energy and intelligence need outlets
- Good with Children: Better with Older Children
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Weekly
- Trainability: Eager To Please
- Height: 19-22 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female)
- Weight: 30-55 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
- Breed Description
The Border Collie is the star of the herding group. He's a hard worker, with keen instincts and intelligence. Your Border Collie puppy will thrive on lots of exercise and a job to do, even if that job is catching a Frisbee or running an agility course. To see him at work or play is a thing of beauty; he's graceful, agile and responsive. He's affectionate with his family and always ready for the next activity.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1995
Breed History & Job Description: Long-ago breeders of the British Isles crossed their native stock with dogs brought by invading Romans and Vikings to create many still-familiar breeds. The Border Collie, from the borderland between England and Scotland, is one of their masterpieces. Borders have been called the world’s greatest herders, and anyone who’s seen them work—with their sweeping outruns, their stealthy crouching and creeping, and their explosive bursts of focused energy—would have to agree. When shepherds dream of the perfect dog, you can bet it’s a Border.
Border Collies are generally a healthy and robust breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Border Collies are healthy dogs.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Ophthalmologist Evaluation
- Breed Club