Border Collie

Border Collie

Info

Border Collie

Class: Sheepdog

Height: 46-55 cm

Weight: 14 25 kg

Life expectancy: 10 to 15 years

Grooming: Regular brushing is enough ¾

Exercise need: 5/5

Level experience required by the owner: 5/5

Le Border Collie Hôpital Vétérinaire Ste-Rose de Laval

Origin:

This excellent working dog comes from the Border region in the south of Scotland. It would be the Celts who allegedly created it to direct the sheep herds. This herd dog instinct is still very strong today.

Behavior

Ranked as THE smartest dog in the world and known to be tireless, it goes without saying that it needs an owner who will make him spend as much physical and mental energy as possible, to avoid destructive behavior. Rapid, agile and fast learner, he will be happy to participate in your tasks, will perform well in agility and adore will playing frisbee with you. It is rather reserved with strangers and prefers to be the only companion at home.

Color

Representatives of the race we usually see are black and white. However, know that the merle color, sand color, bicolor, tricolor and solid color (except completely white) is accepted.

Disease

The Border collie has a weakness in the eyes especially in the retina.

Last Articles

Last Articles

Latest news and statements regarding pet care, guidelines, training and grooming.

Let’s talk Rabies

Let's talk Rabies Let's talk Rabies We are often asked what is the importance of vaccination against rabies, or if vaccination is required or necessary. This week, the Veterinary Hospital Ste-Rose will answer these questions and demystify this deadly disease often underestimated and trivialized in Quebec . Rabies is an infectious disease of viral origin, [...]

Find a good breeder

Find a good breeder Your decision is made, you want to adopt an animal. You've thought about it and you have the budget and the time to take care of it. You also have an idea of what species and breed you seek and what kind of companion you desire. But where to find it? [...]

Brachicephalic Syndrome

Brachicephalic Syndrome Congenital and hereditary condition adquire by dogs that have a wider head and a flattened muzzle, brachicephalic breeds. The breeds most at risk are the Bulldog, Pug, Pekinese, Boxer, Boston Terrier, Shar Pei, and certain Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso. One anomaly seen in this syndrome is stenosis of the nostrils where the [...]

Back To Top