The Complete Guide to Border Collies: Training, teaching, feeding, raising, and loving your new Border Collie puppy by David Anderson
7 Special Tips For Taking Care of a Border Collie
Border Collies are an energetic breed known for their herding skills and success in dog sports that test agility. However, due to their natural energy, they need special care. Border Collies can be loyal and fun companions who keep their owners on their toes. But you need to be aware of their need for exercise and activity in their daily life. To take care of your border collie, make sure it gets at least 1 hour of exercise every day, since the breed is very high energy. Take it for at least 1 walk a day, and let it run around freely in your fenced-in yard or at the dog park. You should also brush your border collie's long coat once a week to keep it clean and tangle-free.
Before you make the decision to get a Border Collie, you should consider all of the following points carefully. After reading through this admonition and educating yourself on the breed from other sources, if you still feel like you can handle this breed and enjoy living the "Border Collie" lifestyle, we encourage you to seek out a rescue dog. The following are some very important questions that you should ask yourself before you decide to get a Border Collie, along with their corresponding answers. Though these are wonderful dogs, they certainly are not for everyone. What is a Border Collie? Border Collies are the fanatical black and white dogs that have been bred to herd sheep. They come in an assortment of sizes and colors, though they generally range from about 30 to 60 pounds and their "typical" markings are black with a white collar, chest, head stripe blaze , paws, and tail tip.
The answer to this question greatly depends on the type of training you are talking about. Well congratulations and let me just say that you made the right choice by deciding to train your dog while he is still a puppy. Aggression is not a common trait in Border Collies in general, but it can happen. The causes and reasons behind the dog growling, barking or even biting can vary depending on the situation. Almost anyone who owned a puppy has had some sort of experience with this particular problem.
B order collies are best known as working dogs and herders of sheep. The dogs are medium sized, 18 to 22 inches tall and weighing in the range of 25 to 65 pounds. Border collies are usually black and white, but their coats can display black, tan, red, liver and yellow coloration, and white markings are typical. Variations in their coats include merle, sable, bi- and tri-color patterns. While their eye color may be amber, brown or blue, lighter eye color is usually present in dogs with body coloring other than black. Border collies are obedient, adept at reasoning out problems and constantly learning. Border collies recognize visual, vocal and behavioral cues -- to name only a few -- and react to nuances of those cues, such as pitch and delivery.