Border Collie Mix

Border Collie Mix

The Border Collie is descended from a type found in the British Isles, landrace collies, and got his name from its place of origin, the Anglo-Scottish border. The word Collie/Colley means 'Useful' in Celtic. The history of the Border Collie mix depends on the dog parent of the cross.

The build of the Border Collie mix depends on the parent, most probably this designer dog is medium-sized, agile, hard-working and fast, just like the Border Collie! The structure and colors of the coat varies. It can either be smooth and medium to long, wavy or straight, and may differ from the dog parent.

Personality

The temperament of the Border Collie mix depend on one dog parent of the cross or either both dog parent. The dog parent Border Collie is always looking to keep itself busy and has a very high energy level. It's among the most intelligent dogs and needs physical exercise and mental stimulation by doing tasks or games.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Mix
Family:Herders
Function:Working
Origin:Europe
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Group:Herding
Life Span:12-15 Years
Nicknames:No nicknames known
Hypoallergenic:No

Border Collie Mix Build Information

The build of the Border Collie mix depends on the parent, most probably this designer dog is medium-sized, agile, hard-working and fast, just like the Border Collie! The structure and colors of the coat varies. It can either be smooth and medium to long, wavy or straight, and may differ from the dog parent.

Size:Medium
Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):18-20 in.
Weight:26 - 40 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

The temperament of the Border Collie mix depend on one dog parent of the cross or either both dog parent. The dog parent Border Collie is always looking to keep itself busy and has a very high energy level. It's among the most intelligent dogs and needs physical exercise and mental stimulation by doing tasks or games.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Moderate
Barking:Noisy
Dominating or Submissive?:Dominating
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Friendly
Guardian Skills:Moderate
Independant:Moderate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

The dog parent, Border Collie, tends to shed and needs regularly brushing.

Colors:Black, Red & White, Tri-Color, White, Yellow
Shedding:Moderate
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Feathered

Border Collie Mix Common Health Conditions

Hip dysplasia, arthritis, Collie Eye Anomaly, Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CL), trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS) Epilepsy, and Seizures.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Currently, a Border Collie hold the Guinness World Record for Fastest Car Window Opened (non-electric) by a dog! Know as herding dogs, the Border Collie has many talents! The Border Collie from Hungary, called Striker, holds the impressive record of opening the window in 11,34 seconds. What are the talents of your Border Collie mix? Let us know. Some examples of Border Collie mixes are the Border-Aussie (Australian Shepherd / Border Collie mix) and the Borador (Labrador Retriever / Border Collie), one of the larger designer dog crosses

Training:Easy
Hunting Companion:No
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Sighting Capabilities:No
Ideal for Tracking:No
Retrieving Skills:No
Pointing Breed:No
Herding Skills:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Security Guard Capable:Yes
Police Performer:Yes
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:No
Able to Perform Dog Carting:No
Agile/Zippy:Yes
Fun with Lure Coursing:No
Obedient:Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work:No
Trainable for Tricks:Yes