The intuitive and intelligent Border Collie is a world-class herding dog.

Vital Stats

Height: 18 to 22 inches at shoulder
Weight: 30 to 45 pounds
Coat: coarse; can be short or medium-long
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
The Border Collie was developed to gather and control sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England. He is known for his intense stare, or “eye,” with which he controls his flock.

He’s a dog with unlimited energy, stamina, and working drive, all of which make him a premier herding dog; he’s still used today to herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. The highly trainable and intelligent Border Collie also excels in various canine sports, including obedience, flyball, agility, tracking, and flying disc competitions. Full Border Collie profile on DogTime.com

Ease of training:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)