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Border Collie Dog Breed, Price, Lifespan, Temperament and Size

Border Collie Breed Overview

One of the most searched dog breeds on the internet, Border Collie belongs to the Large size dog. Also known as Scotch Sheep Dog, this breed was discovered first in the England, Scotland, Wales. The average lifespan of this dog breed is 12-15 years and is associated with the Herding DogsGroup.

Border Collie Breed Price

Border Collie from regular breeders cost you from $600 to $800 per puppy.

Border Collie Breed Size

The Border Collie varies in size: males are normally about 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), in height and around 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg),  in weight, while females are normally around 17–20 inches (43–50 cm) in height and : 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg) in weight.

Border Collie Breed Temperament

Border Collies are highly intelligent and highly trainable and are superstars at canine activities such as herding, obedience, and agility. Due to their tendency to herd animals and people, they do best with older, well-behaved children. They love their families but may be somewhat reserved with strangers

Border Collie Breed Lifespan

The average lifespan for an Border Collie is 12 to 15 years. That’s because these are medium-sized dogs with a good mix of genes in their blood. 

Interesting Facts about Border Collie Dog

  •  The Border Collie is highly sensitive, often responsive to the subtlest command and seemingly able to predict his owner’s desires in advance.
  • A workaholic who thrives on mental and physical stimulation, the Border Collie must have a positive way to direct his energy. Otherwise he’ll invent his own games — and he can become a problem to live with.
  • The Border Collie will herd anything that moves, including children, cars, people on bikes, cats, and squirrels. He can become a real problem if he’s allowed to roam in a neighborhood; a securely fenced yard is essential.
  • The noisy play of young children can stimulate the Border Collie’s herding instinct and cause him to nip, nudge, and bark.
  • To prevent shyness, the Border Collie must be well socialized.
  • The Border Collie doesn’t usually roam, but his curiosity and intelligence can lead him to become an escape artist.

FAQ’s on Border Collie

Are Border Collie Dangerous Dogs? Are Border Collie naturally aggressive?

Border Collies are not overly aggressive by nature. They are friendly dogs that sometimes become aggressive when they sense a threat to themselves or their pack. As a result, you should build a safe living environment for your Border Collie for the best possible canine-human relationship.

Are Border Collie smart?

Yes, Border Collie are a highly intelligent dog breed.

Are Border Collie trainable?

They are highly trainable, have the ability to learn complicated tasks, and perform excellently as search and rescue dogs.

Can Border Collie be kept with other dogs?

A well-socialised Collie should get along fine with other dogs. While they prefer human company, as long as they have had lots of positive experiences with other dogs from a young age you might find your Collie is sociable with others.

Do Border Collie kill people?

This is a myth. Even when raised improperly, Border Collie will not kill a person. When they attack, it is due to them being raised and socialized improperly by the owner. The reason that they can hurt people more than most other dog breeds is the fact that they have strong jaws and have a bad reputation due to which victims are in shock.

Do Border Collie have locking jaws?

No, they do not have locking jaws.

Are Border Collie safe to keep with kids?

A well-socialised Collie is likely to get on well with children, however as they have such a strong herding instinct they may be tempted to ‘herd’ children! We wouldn’t recommend a Collie if you have smaller children as their herding sometimes involves bumping into them which could knock them over.

Are Border Collie unpredictable dogs?

The breed is ruled by instinct and most Border Collies have a deep rooted drive to be active, challenged and stimulated. They need to work. If this need is unfulfilled the dog can become frustrated, irritable, unpredictable in behaviour.

How long does a Border Collie live?

A Border Collie can live anywhere from 12 to 15 years.

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