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Portland, 2847


Milangimbi Kennels Border Collie Breeder Milangimbi kennels started with pedigree Border Collies in 1977. Showing and Obedience in the 70s and 80s gaining many titles in

Geelong, 3220

Border Collie - Is a Border Collie Puppy the Right Pet For You?


The Border Collie is a smart dog that has a ton of energy. They are considered the best sheep herding dog. They enjoy working and take pleasure in pleasing their masters. Border Collies are great with children and love meeting new people.


Border Collie Characteristics

Breed: Border Collie

Energy Level: High

Exercise Requirements: 90-120 Minutes a day

Height: 18-22 inches

Hypoallergenic: No

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Maintenance: Medium

Recommended for: Active people

Social/Attention Needs: High

Temperament: Intelligent, gentle, friendly, sensitive, affectionate

Tendency to Bark: High

Tendency to Dig: Low

Tendency to Drool: Low

Tendency to Snore: Low

Weight: 30-55 pounds


Border Collie Body Characteristics

Male Border Collies stand between 19-22 inches tall. Females will stand between 18-21 inches tall. They should weigh between 30-55 pounds.

Some Border Collies have fur that is about 3 inches long and is coarse. Others have 1-inch-long fur that is sleek. The colours can vary. The most common combinations are black and white, black and grey, red and white, and tri-coloured. The tail is often lush and long.



Border Collies are intelligent, energetic and hardworking. They love people and need to be kept busy. If they become bored, they can develop behavioural issues.

The Border Collie is eager to please and wants to be given tasks to complete. They are great with children and enjoy running around and playing. However, they do have the compulsion to herd and if they do not have sheep, they will try to herd other animals and humans alike.

If they are not socialised at a young age, they can become timid and fearful. Therefore, they need early training and socialisation. A Border Collie will become more confident as they are introduced to more people and different situations.


Maintenance for a Border Collie

Border Collies need room to run. They are suited for homes with large yards that are fenced off. Or sprawling country farms. They do have an overwhelming inclination to herd, so they need to be protected. They will chase animals and cars.

No matter where a Border Collie lives, they need mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis. Without it, they can get bored and be a handful to take care of. If you cannot provide a home where they can get physical and mental workouts daily, you should consider a different breed of dog.

It is often recommended that a Border Collie should receive 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day. This should be divided into two meals. The actual amount of food your dog needs will depend on its age, size and activity level.


Border Collie Appearance

Border Collies can have long fur. However, they do not tend to shed a lot. Their fur is often thick and should be brushed at least once a week. Since their fur can get long, it tends to mat. With regular brushing, you should not have to deal with excessive shedding. They do shed more in the spring and autumn.

They usually have healthy teeth. To keep their teeth in good shape they should be brushed at least twice a week. Brushing their teeth will help remove plaque, tartar and bacteria. Regular brushings will help prevent infections and tooth loss.

A Border Collie does not need a regular bath. They should only be bathed when they are extremely dirty or smell bad. This should be about every 3-4 months. Regular brushing will help keep the natural oils distributed. The oil keeps their coat waterproof.

Clean your Border Collie’s ears weekly to remove wax and dirt buildup.



Border collies are energetic dogs that need to live in an active household. They are not often a good fit for a first-time dog owner, since they require a lot of attention. They do not like to be left alone. If they are left alone, they will let you know they are not happy by being destructive.



Border collies need to be socialised at an early age. They need to be exposed to a lot of people and situations at an early age.

Obedience training should be started early and can be continued throughout their life. Border Collies are extremely intelligent and are easy to train. They enjoy learning and are often able to learn advanced commands. They are eager to please and want their owners to be happy.


Border Collie Health Problems  

Border Collies are often healthier than other breeds. However, they are prone to specific health conditions. These conditions include:


·         Allergies

A lot of dogs experience allergies. Border Collies are no exception. They can have food allergies, contact allergies, and inhalant allergies. Treatment of allergies will vary depending on the cause


·         Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition that can be inherited. But it can also be found in dogs that have no family history of epilepsy. Epilepsy can produce seizures or unusual behaviour. When a Border Collie experiences a seizure, it may not always look like a normal seizure. Instead, they may stagger, run around frantically, fall down, have rigid limbs, or lose consciousness.


·         Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is common in Border Collies. This condition is inherited. The condition is due to the thigh bone not fitting snugly into the hip joint. Some Border Collies may show symptoms, while others may not. The condition can be painful and cause lameness in one or both rear legs. A dog that suffers from hip dysplasia should not be bred. Before breeding, have your Border Collie tested for hip dysplasia.


·         Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

PRA is a disease of the eye. It often starts as night blindness and progresses into complete blindness.


·         Collie Eye Anomaly

Collie Eye Anomaly is an inherited condition that will often show itself by the age of 2. The condition causes the eyes to change and can lead to blindness. At this point in time, there is no known treatment.


·         Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)

OCD can be a painful condition. It is due to improper growth of cartilage. It often occurs in the elbows and shoulders.


Breeding Border Collies

A female Border Collie should not be bred until the age of 18 months. And she should not be bred after the age of 9. She should not have more than 4 to 5 litters in her lifetime. Puppies should be at least 7 weeks old before they are put up for adoption.


If there is an issue with a litter of puppies, the mating between that male and female should not be repeated.


Border Collie Puppies

Border Collie puppies are energetic and playful. They are smart and should begin training right away. You will need to be patient since they have an extreme amount of energy and a short attention span when young.

Do not use physical punishment. Instead, use positive reinforcement. If their treat is withheld when they do something wrong, they will quickly learn what they need to do.

When talking to your Border Collie, talk to them as a small child. Do not hit them. This can make them aggressive or fearful. This can make the Border Collie act out.


History of the Border Collie Breed

The Collie has been around for a long time. They were one of the first breeds used in Britain to herd and guard sheep. They are believed to have descended from the guard dogs that came with the Romans during the invasion of Britain in A.D. 43. Collies quickly became one of the most important possessions a shepherd could own.


The type of Collie varied among the regions. The breed used differed depending on the type of work and terrain of the region. The herding dogs became linked to their specific regions. These Collies became known as Scotch Collies, Highland Collies, Welsh Sheepdogs, and Northern Sheepdogs.


The Scotch Sheepdog was shown during England’s second dog show, in 1860. A short time later, Queen Victoria noticed the dogs and quickly became a fan of the breed. Today, Border Collies are well-known for being the best sheep herding dogs.


On October 1, 1995, the Border Collie was accepted by the American Kennel Club amid controversy. Owners of working dogs did not, and still do not, want the breed to become pets and only be bred for their looks. They believe the herding ability of the Border Collie should be the main focus.

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