The Border Collie is a beloved dog breed known for its energetic, intelligent, workaholic temperament and medium-length, thick coat. Classified as a herding breed, the Border Collie is a medium/large dog with an average weight of 30-55 pounds and a height of 18-22 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-16 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Border Collie has moderate grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Border Collie’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Border Collie Breed Information
Breed Group: herding
Average Weight (lbs): 30-55
Average Height (in): 18-22
Life Expectancy (years): 12-16
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Border Collie Appearance
Coat Type: medium-length, thick
Coat Colors: black and white, red and white, tricolor
Border Collie Temperament and Personality
Temperament: energetic, intelligent, workaholic
Trainability: highly trainable, eager to please, responds well to positive reinforcement
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: moderate
Border Collie Health
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, epilepsy, collie eye anomaly
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.