The Border Collie dog breed was developed to gather and control sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England. He is known for his intense stare, or “eye,” with which he controls his flock. He’s a dog with unlimited energy, stamina, and working drive, all of which make him a premier herding dog; he’s still used today to herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. The highly trainable and intelligent Border Collie also excels in various canine sports, including obedience, flyball, agility, tracking, and flying disc competitions.

Watch and learn about Border Collie dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Border Collie Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Border Collie Dog Herding Dogs 1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder 30 to 45 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Border Collie is rated 2 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Border Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Border Collie is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Border Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Border Collie is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Border Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Border Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Border Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Border Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Border Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Border Collie is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Border Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Border Collie is rated 2 out of 5 in General Health. This means Border Collie has scored low and is not suitable in General Health parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Size. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Border Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Border Collie is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Border Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Border Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Border Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Border Collie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Herding Dogs

Height

1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

30 to 45 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years