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Border Collie

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Border Collie

A Border Collie in an Agility Competition
A Border Collie in an Agility Competition
Photographer: Ron Armstrong

UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin UK
Date of Origin 1700s
Height 46 - 54 cm (18 - 21 inches)
Weight 14 - 22 Kgs (30 - 49 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Border Collies are well balanced, tenacious, hardworking sheepdogs. Their dense, shiny coat can be a variety of colours.


Border Collies are keen, alert and intelligent.


If you are considering a Border Collie as a pet, consider the following points:
They are not suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They thrive in cold climates
They are happy to live and sleep outdoors
They are easy to obedience train
They need a lot of physical exercise

Interesting Facts

Border Collies are also known as:

Border Collies are the most popular working sheepdog in Great Britain and Ireland, and they are often used in agility competitions.

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