Border Collie Information

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Border Collie

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The Border Collie At a Glance
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Country of Origin
Great Britain 
Life Expectancy
12 - 16 yrs 
Height Range
18 - 21 in 
Weight Range
30 - 45 lbs 
Red, blue merle, tricolor, black, or brown, all with or without white. Two coat varieties: long and smooth (shorher) 
Excellent; known for their obedience and performance trainability 
With Children
Good with older children. May try to herd active younger children. 
With Animals
Good, although they may try to herd smaller animals 
Tolerates cold well 
Either, but needs lots of outdoor activity and stimulation 
Exercise Reqd
Very high. Needs a lot of ineraction and work to do. Can be destructive if bored. 
Grooming Reqd
Daily brushing 
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Border Collie Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Border Collie breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (genetic test)
Collie Eye Anomaly (genetic test)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)

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