Border Sheepdog

Border Sheepdog

INTRODUCTION

The Border Sheepdog is a mongrel dog, a cross between the Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog breeds. Energetic, intelligent, and playful, these puppies inherit some of the best traits from both of their parents. Border Sheepdogs go by many names, such as Border Sheltie and Border Sheltie. If you want to take home this beautiful mixed breed, you can find them at breed-specific shelters or rescues. Remember, it’s always best to adopt and not buy. These adorable dogs are best suited to homes with yards, as they have lots of energy. They also suit families of all sizes. These puppies tend to be very happy. If you want an energetic dog that will keep you on your toes, warn you of any potential danger, and love you unconditionally, the Border Sheepdog may be the right dog for you.

HIGHLIGHTS

Border Sheepdogs are mixed breed dogs. They are not pure breeds like their Border Collie or Shetland Sheepdog parents. The main colors of the Border Sheepdog are black, blue, merle and sable. They can have white and tan markings. Sometimes their coat is solid and sometimes they have a mixture of colors. These dogs are not known to be a great choice for allergy sufferers, but they can be fairly easy to groom. A good brushing once a week will probably suffice. Border Sheepdogs are intelligent and have high energy levels. Make sure your dog gets at least one good half-hour to hour-long walk a day, with some active play sessions and shorter walks. Most Border Sheepdogs tend to be very happy and bark a lot. If you want a guard dog that will alert you to anyone who might approach your door, you can do no better than the Border Sheepdog. The Border Sheepdog may prefer to be around older children or adults who know how to play gently. Border Sheepdogs are not naturally fond of other animals and may prefer to be the solitary household pet. They can get along well with other animals if they are trained and socialized early.

HISTORY

Not much is known about the exact origin of the Border Sheepdog. However, there is a lot of information about its parent breeds, the Border Collie and the Shetland Sheepdog. The Border Collie is one of the most intelligent dog breeds in existence today. It originated between Scotland and England in the 19th century and was bred to help herd flocks. The Border Collie was admitted to the American Kennel Club in 1995. The Shetland Sheepdog originated in the Shetland Islands and is believed to be a mixture of the Pomeranian and Nordic breeds. They are playful and have a beautiful wavy coat. They were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1911.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
4/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
4/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 16 to 22 inches
Weight: 25 to 45 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years

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