Border Collie

General Characteristics:

Border collies are affectionate and active dogs. The breed is  intelligent and learns quickly. Border Collies are protective of their family and territory and make excellent watchdogs. They can sometimes be snappy with strangers, nipping at the heels the same way they would nip at sheep if herding. Border collies are extremely energetic dogs and must have the opportunity to get lots of exercise. They love to run. They should be socialized well from the time they are young and should have obedience training. Border collies are considered average shedders but require brushing on a weekly basis. 

Avg. Weight Male:
13 - 25 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
13 - 25 kg
Average Lifespan:
10 - 13 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Hip Dysplasia Eye Problems

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