Simply stated, the Border Collie is one smart dog! Often called the
Einstein of the canine world, this breed is VERY intelligent and highly
trainable. Their original purpose was to herd sheep, a task they still
perform to this day. The average height of a Border Collie is 18 to 23
inches, average weight is 30 to 50 pounds and their life expectancy is
approximately 10 to 14 years.
This medium sized, muscular breed is longer than they are tall. They come in several
colors including black and white, tri-color, brown and white, orange and white and red
or blue merle.
This keen, alert, sensitive, and intelligent dog needs an
ACTIVE OWNER! Considered to be one of the most active
breeds in the canine world the Border Collie must have
DAILY exercise! It is also important to note that this breed
needs a great deal of mental stimulation as well. Bored
Border Collies often become depressed, frustrated and
often, hyper. If you do not have the time to exercise your
Border Collie at least one to two hours per day it is
probably best that you consider a different breed.
Border Collies are great for people who love to exercise and live an active lifestyle. If
you want a dog that will do exceptionally well in obedience and agility competitions, this
breed is definitely for you!
For more information about this spunky, smart, loyal and alert
breed, please visit: About Border Collies To become the proud
parent of an energetic Border Collie, Please visit: Adopt a Pet!