/   / 
Border Collie Info

Border Collie Breed Information

Learn all about Border Collies at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Border Collie, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Border Collie breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
Border Collie Picture
Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 18-22" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-8 pups
Group: Herding Weight: 27-45 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Medium

Breed Overview

The Border Collie is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 27 lbs that can reach 45 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Border Collie breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Border Collie should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Border Collie Breed Characteristics

Group Herding Drooler no
Size Medium Guard Dog no
Origin Scotland Easy to Train yes
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Border Collie Temperament

energetic, loves to work, highly intelligent, sensitive and responsive, requires activities to keep it healthy and occupied, will not be happy sitting around a house all day

Health Problems

progressive retinal atrophy, ceriod lipofuscinosis, joint problems

Border Collie Coat

Border Collie Dog Colors

Most often black with white blaze on the face, neck, feet, legs, and tail tip, with or without tan points; may be any bi-color, tri-color, merle, or solid color except white

Recognized By


How Others Rated the Border Collie

Rated by 0 users     Rate This Breed

Don't trust us! It's easy for one person to sit here and say what all Border Collie dogs are like, but the truth is all dogs are differrent. Power in numbers! Read about what real Border Collie owners have to say about their dog and the experience they had below. Do you have your own experience to share? This doesn't work without you, click here to contribute!

Something look incorrect or incomplete? Please Contact Us so we can fix it!