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Ski-Border History

The Ski-Border is a Border Collie and sporting or working type of herding dog. The Ski-Border is often regarded as a mix between a Border Collie and a German Shepherd, and is sometimes known as a “Skeet Hound”, “Ski-Shepherd”, “Shepherd-Collie”, or “GrCh”. The ski-Border is a medium-sized, athletic, intelligent and loyal breed of working dog. The ski-Border was originated in the late 1970′s by breeding a border collie with a German Shepherd. Over the years they bred more shepherds and more collies to produced the ski-bordie of today. The ski-bordie is an intelligent, energetic, and agile working and sporting type breed of dog. The ski-bordie is a loyal, devoted, family oriented, and reliable hunter and guardian.

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Ski-Border Physical Characteristics

The Ski-Border is a medium to large sized, energetic, intelligent, athletic, and hard-working breed of working dogs. They have a dense double coat that is short, flat, and harsh to the touch. The hair is coarse and straight, and comes in a variety of colors and shades. They have long, slightly arched ears, a flat nose, medium sized almond-shaped eyes, and a straight, hard, muscular neck. They have wide, strong, and round paws with long, leathery pads. They have a bushy tail that is carried over the back when the dog is moving. The skin on their cheeks is very sensitive to touch.

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Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Gray, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 19 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 19 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 20 – 25 lbs

Female Weight Range: 18 – 22 lbs

Ski-Border Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Ski-Border Health Concerns

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Neurological Conditions, Eye Conditions, Cataracts

Ski-Border Temperament and Behaviour

The Ski-Border is a medium-sized, high-energy, and athletic breed. They are extremely smart and eager to learn, making them a great candidate for obedience and agility training. They are devoted and loyal to their family, and are also friendly and gentle with strangers. They are confident, but not overly aggressive.

Ski-Border Activity Requirements

The Ski-Border is a small, athletic herding dog that was developed in Russia. They are still used for herding today, but have also been growing in popularity as companion dogs. Ski-Borders are not very active indoors, but they need a daily walk to be healthy and happy. They also love to play and do well with other dogs and with children. They are a high-energy, happy, and loyal breed that loves to be with their people. The Ski-Border does require a little more exercise and space than some other small breeds. They will also need regular grooming. All in all, they are a great family pet, but they do require some effort.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ski-Border is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ski-Border is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Ski-Border is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ski-Border is part of the Unclassified group.

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