They are renowned as one of the smartest and most energetic dog breeds in the world. His intelligence, athleticism, and working ability, combined with his dedication to his job, make them a dog who excels at a variety of tasks, including herding, obedience, and agility events. Loyal and affectionate, it loves to interact with his family and throws all his energy into the task assigned to him; however, he is more than happy to cuddle and nap at home as soon as the job is completed.
He makes an excellent family dog, although his intelligence requires a significant amount of mental stimulation and his energy levels need sufficient physical activity to keep this breed happy and healthy.
Border Collies can reach 56 cm in height and 20 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is 10 -14 years.
The Border Collie is an athletic, medium-sized dog (15-20kg) with long hair. They can have a rough or smooth coat, and although black and white is the most common colour, the breed actually has a wide variety of colours and patterns. Originally bred for controll sheeps in Scotland, these dogs are intelligent, hard working, quick and agile, with seemingly endless supplies of energy. They need dedicated owners and a lot of exercise, and thrive when they are given a job to do, or competitive obedience and agility. Being extremely eager to please they form a strong and loving bond with their owner, but can sometimes be suspicious or reserved with strangers. This breed needs a high energy diet to keep up with their activity levels, and average food costs are around $25-30/month. On average, they have a life expectancy of 12 years, and certain health problems the breed are prone to include epilepsy, collie eye anomaly and deafness.
Fun fact…Queen Victoria was a big fan of the Border Collie