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Breed:

Border Collie

Group (AKC):

Miscellaneous

Country of OriginEngland and Scotland, 19th century
Type of coatmedium length, shedding
Groomingregular brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming
Average height17-21 inches
Average weight38-52 pounds
Activity levelvery high
Watchdogno
Protectionno
Intelligencevery high
Trainabilityhigh, excels at obedience and agility work
Compatibility with childrennot recommended, may snap and bite if teased, may try to herd children
Characteractive, alert, affectionate, intelligent
Ideal home environmenthouse with a well-fenced yard
Ideal ownerfirm, patient leader who has time to work and train dog
Suggestions:early socialization and obedience training, daily exercise
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