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Border Collie : Breed Summary

 - ID: 96

Border Collie

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General Appearance: A graceful and agile medium-sized dog; energetic, alert and eager; highly intelligent. Body is slightly longer than high.

Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height-males, approximately 19 to 22 inches at the withers; females 18 to 21 inches. Weight 30 - 45 pounds.

Background: The Border Collie lives to work. His ideas of work include activities such as herding, agility and obedience training, search and rescue, bomb detection, guide dog for the deaf and blind, and even movie and television acting. These dogs are intelligent, versatile and eager to please. A happy Border Collie is a Border Collie in motion. If you can't engage your Border Collie in meaningful activities as an outlet for his energy, your may need to choose a different breed. However, if you seek a workaholic dog with a classic Type-A personality, the Border Collie will put your life in order. Count on your Border Collie to herd your family together, even other pets. Loyal, only a bored Border Collie will roam, hoping to find work somewhere else.