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Bascottie History

The Bascottie is a medium-sized, muscular, and agile sporting type of working cattle dog. The best known variety is the Border Collie. Originating in the 1800s, the Border Collie was bred for herding sheep, but since the 1950s it has been common to cross them with the Australian Kelpie, Australian Cattle Dog and Dingo, resulting in a range of other varieties. The most active and alert of all working dogs, the Border Collie is intelligent, athletic and eager to work. However, it is very sensitive to the tone of the human voice, so should never be physically punished. Due to its intelligence and eagerness to please, the Border Collie requires early socialisation and obedience training.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Bascottie Physical Characteristics

The Bascottie is a medium-to-large-sized breed of dogs. They originally hail from the Italian Alps, and are known for being strong, agile, and well-muscled. Their coats are short, thick and slightly rough to the touch, with their hair being either white, grey, or black. Their ears are triangular in shape, and lie flat against their head. The eyes of this breed are typically dark brown in color, and the nose is very wide. The teeth of the Bascottie are strong and pointy, which helps them chew up their food.

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Coat Colors

Sparse, Normal, Dense

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 18 – 45 lbs

Female Weight Range: 18 – 45 lbs

Bascottie Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Bascottie Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Bleeding Disorder, Ear Infections, Entropion, Ectropion, Glaucoma, Bloat

Bascottie Temperament and Behaviour

The Bascottie is a loyal, loving, and playful dog breed. They are great with children and make excellent family pets. They are gentle, friendly, and affectionate dogs that enjoy being around people. They are active dogs that need plenty of exercise and love to play. They are intelligent dogs that are easy to train and are eager to please their owners.

Bascottie Activity Requirements

The Bascottie is a rare, unusual-looking dog that was first bred in France. They are a herding terrier that was initially developed to hunt badgers. They are now a popular companion and watchdog. The Bascottie is a very active, high-energy herding dog. They thrive on running, chasing, and digging. While they are not as high strung as some other dogs, they do require regular exercise. If you are looking for a lively companion, the Bascottie may be right for you. They should be walked or played with daily. They also love to dig. Be sure to provide plenty of toys so they can satisfy their urge to burrow.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bascottie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bascottie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Bascottie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bascottie is part of the Unclassified group.

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