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Border Collie

Border Collies are renowned throughout the world for their skills with the flock.

About the Border Collie

Characterised by grace, elegance and perfect balance, combined substance and endurance, Border Collies are intelligent, loyal dogs.

These high-energy working dogs make affectionate companions. Their exercise and training requirements mean that Border Collies are best suited to owners or families with experience owning a working breed.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Hard-working / Enthusiastic / Alert / Obedient / Intelligent / Confident

Key facts

  • Enjoys training
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs an experienced owner

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