Dog Breeds - Border Collie

The Border Collie is a dog breed that was developed for use on farms to help in the herding of livestock in the Scotland England border region in the 19th century. Presently they are favorite farm worker, companion animal and multitalented show dog. They are very dynamic, acrobatic and sporty and thus compete successfully in dog sports, and are also successful in sheepdog trials. This breed is considered to be the most intelligent of all breeds.  

Breed Group:   Herding
Weight:             30-45 lbs
Height: Male: 20-23; Female: 18-21 inches
Color(s):           black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan
Border Collie Health and Diseases
The typical lifespan of Border collie is 10 to 17 years, with an average of 12 years. This breed is prone to the following diseases:
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • Deafness
  • Collie Eye Anomaly
  • Allergies
  • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis