Border Collie Facts



Knowing some Border Collie Facts is an important part of a owning this breed.

Having some knowledge about them can greatly help you prepare for what they might be like when you obtain one. Here are some Border Collie Information for someone who wants some facts about this breed.

  • Border Collies can live anywhere between 12-15 years.
  • Border collies are one of the smartest breeds in the world.
  • They have a lot of energy and require constant attention.
  • They male dogs weigh anywhere between 30 to 45 pounds and females weight 27 to 42 pounds.
  • The height of a male Border Collie is between 19 to 22 inches and the height of a female is between 18-21 inches.
  • Border collies can give birth to a litter of 4 to 8 puppies.
  • If these dogs are bored, they will look for other outlets to entertain themselves. For example they could hide important objects like keys, destroy things, or even eat poop.
  • Border collies do not shed as much as a Golden Retriever. They are considered medium to light shedders.
  • They are bred for work, so it is highly important that you take them out for Regular Exercise at least twice a day from 30 minutes to an hour. These dogs need to be tired when they get home or else you'll find them wanting to play shortly after.
  • They are easily trained dogs and will quietly learn what is inappropriate behavior.
  • They love to participate in new sports and tend to enjoy practicing the sport over and over till the owner is satisfied.
  • They are natural herders. A Border Collies will naturally try and bite the cows' ankles in order to get them moving even though the dog may have never been trained to herd before.
  • Border collies tend to be very allergic to fleas and sometimes commercial medicine is recommended over the natural so that there is no chance of them suffering from fleas.
  • This breed is known to get Hip Dysplasia, deafness, and eye anomaly.
  • The main cause of death is due to cancer, old age, and cerebral vascular complications.
  • If your collie has eaten a poisonous or venomous substance or object and survives the likeliness of him eating it again is extremely low. They quickly identify what has caused them harm in the past.
  • Border Collies will constantly test their owner's authority, so it is extremely important that you do not let them control you.
  • Border collies can range from black and white, tri colors, or one solid color. Colors can vary from red, white, chocolate, tan, black, gold, blue, lilac, red merle, blue merle, and brindle.
  • Old Hemp had roughly 200 children before dying at the age of 8. Old Hemp was a Tri Color Border Collie.

I hope these border collie facts have helped you search for new information that you were not aware of and to even possibly ask your vet more questions when you see him or her next.


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