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Bordrcol.jpg (8104 bytes) The Border Collie is a very intelligent and responsive dog. It excels at obedience, agility and Frisbee (TM). They thrive on praise, are sensitive and very trainable.
Breed: Border Collie
Country of Origin: 19th century England and Scotland
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding
Life Span: 10-14 years
Appearance: Sturdy, athletic
Color: Black or gray with white, blue merle
Coat Type: Shedding
Grooming: Brush weekly
Height: 17-21 inches
Weight: 38-52 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Very high
Good With Children: May be snappy and try to herd
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Alert, affectionate
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Firm, patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: May chase, stubborn, may try to herd everyone
Physical: Hip dysplasia, eye and hearing problems
Recommendations: Daily exercise