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Border Collie

Size: Medium

Weight: 30 - 45 lbs.

Height: 17" - 24"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: CHD

Origin: Great Britain

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Herding, Police Dog, Service Dog

Exercise Needs

The Border Collie needs plenty of physical and mental activity. This dog is not recommended for apartment life.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is necessary for your Border Collie.


The Border Collie is energetic, intelligent, outgoing and friendly.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children.


Bred to win the sheepdog trials of 1873, the Border Collie's breed standards were set in 1903.