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Bordernese History

The Border collie is a working sheepdog developed in the borders of Scotland and England. The border collie is a medium-sized herding and livestock guardian dog that had a long and varied history of use in its native Britain. The origin of the “Border Collie” name is unknown, but it is possible that the name comes from “border country”. It is also, however, possible that it comes from the dialect word “brod”, which means “rough”. The border collie is believed to have descended from the now-extinct Old English Sheepdog.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Bordernese Physical Characteristics

The Border Collie is a medium-large, highly intelligent, energetic, and charming breed of herding dog. They are among the more popular breeds of dogs in the United States and are best known in the modern era for their skills as sheepherders. They stand between 20 and 24 inches tall at the withers and weigh between 45 and 60 pounds. They have a thick, double-layered coat that is either blue merle or red merle in color. They have wide-set eyes, a black nose, and a white blaze on the face, as well as long, semi-erect ears. Their tail is carried low and is either straight or slightly curved. Their legs are strong and muscular. They are intelligent, outgoing, and good-natured.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 23 – 28 inches

Female Height Range: 23 – 28 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 40 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 40 – 80 lbs

Bordernese Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Bordernese Health Concerns

Elbow Dysplasia, Deafness, Hip Dysplasia, Meningitis, Collie Eye Anomaly, Histiocytosis, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Epilepsy, Pannus, Lens Luxation, Cerebellar Abiotrophy, Familial Nephropathy, Color Dilution Alopecia

Bordernese Temperament and Behaviour

The Bordernese is a highly intelligent and devoted companion. They are easy to train and typically excel in obedience and agility. They are energetic and athletic, but also love to spend time relaxing with the family. They are protective and loyal to their family, but tend to be wary of new people and situations.

Bordernese Activity Requirements

Borderses are small, sturdy herding dogs that were originally bred to round up sheep. They are intelligent, loyal, and protective. While Borders are not the most active of breeds, they do require regular exercise in order to stay healthy and happy. However, they are not as high-energy as some other herding breeds, so a short, daily walk will be more than enough to keep your Border happy. Borders are happiest when they are allowed to spend most of their time outside. They are best suited for homes with yards where they can have access to the outdoors.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bordernese is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bordernese is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Bordernese is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bordernese is part of the Unclassified group.

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