Border Collie Information

Border Collie breedIf you want a smart, hardworking dog who is also an affectionate friend, consider a Border Collie. Currently the 39th most popular dog in the United States, the Border Collie is a well known breed, with a love of staying busy and the tendency to “herd” those around him, due to his natural instincts. This pup is incredibly smart and very active, so you should have adequate space and time to play with them.

Even though these dogs are independent and high energy, they like to be around people and are known to snuggle up on your lap. They come in a variety of colors – black, blue, red, white and every color in between.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 6in - 1ft 11in     Weight: 30-45lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 14 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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