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

United Kingdom
FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
Size category
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
Border Collie adult running

Preparing for your puppy's arrival

Considering a new puppy? Learn how to care for your new Border Collie with our puppy guide. Check out our checklist to make sure you have all the essentials. Give your puppy a healthy start to life.

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