Border Collie

The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience.

Life span: 10 – 17 years

Temperament: Tenacious, Keen, Energetic, Responsive, Alert, Intelligent

Weight: Male: 14–20 kg, Female: 12–19 kg

Height: Male: 48–56 cm, Female: 46–53 cm

Colours: Blue Merle, White, Black, Blue, Lilac, Brindle, Red Merle, Chocolate, Liver, Sable Merle, Sable, Gold, Red

Origin: Scotland, United Kingdom, Ireland, England, Wales

Hypoallergenic: No

Health concerns: seizures, progressive retinal atrophy, osteochondritis dissecans, lens luxation, hypothyroidism, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and Collie eye anomaly (CEA), and major ailments like canine hip dysplasia (CHD)

Did you know: Border collies can move swiftly in a catlike, crouched position, thanks to a space between the tops of the shoulder blades, which lets the dogs slither by while staying low to the ground. This technique lets them herd animals with extreme precision