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Border Collie

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Breed information
Name Border Collie
Other names Sheepdog; Scotch Sheep Dog
Origin United Kingdom; Scotland; Ireland; Wales
Size Medium
Group Herding (AKC)
Height Males: About 19 – 22 inches (approx. 48 – 56 cm); Females: About 18 – 21 inches (approx. 46 – 53 cm)
Weight Males: About 30 – 45 lbs (app. 14 – 20 kg): Females About 27 – 42 lbs (app. 12 – 19 kg)
Color Black; Gold; Red; Brindle; Blue Merle
Litter size 4 – 8; Most often about 6 puppies
Life span About 12 – 15 years
Breed characteristics
Good for apartment    1 Stars
Kid friendly    3 Stars
Dog friendly    3 Stars
Cat friendly    3 Stars
Strangers friendly    2 Stars
Intelligence    5 Stars
General health    2 Stars
Energy level    5 Stars
Exercise    5 Stars
Easy to train    5 Stars
Grooming    3 Stars
Shedding    4 Stars
Drooling    1 Stars
Barking    5 Stars

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