Border Collie

At a glance
border collieBorder Collies are medium sized, high-energy dogs. Traditionally, they are commonly used for work on farms. Healthy Collies require regular daily exercise, are popular participants in dog sports, and work closely and cooperatively with their human handlers, trainers and owners.

Summary

  • Names – The Border, Farm Collies, Working Collies
  • Group – AKC: Herding Group; KC: Pastoral
  • Size – medium
  • Life expectancy – 9 – 15 years, average of 13 years
  • Cost of ownership – low
  • Ease of ownership – medium
  • Aggressive tendency – low
  • Amount of Exercise – high
  • Amount of Grooming – low
  • Ease of Training – high
  • Obedience level – high
  • Suitable for Children – low
  • Amount of Care Required – low
  • Susceptibility to Health Problems – low

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