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

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United Kingdom
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FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Hard-working / Enthusiastic / Alert / Obedient / Intelligent / Confident

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