From athletes to farmers, the Border Collie is a favored dog breed. Filled with energy and intelligence, the Border Collie is always ready for adventure. Known for their extraordinary skills in agility, flyball, Frisbee, obedience and sheepdog trials, the Border Collie is one of the hardest working of dog breeds.
Because they were bred to be on the move, Border Collies should be kept occupied with plenty of exercise. Without activities or a challenge for the mind, the Border Collie can wind up getting into trouble. This breed may challenge the authority of its owner.
Border Collies aren’t ideal dogs for someone who isn’t going to spend lots of time keeping active with them. They’re not recommended for apartment-life or families with small children, as this breed has strong herding instincts and may try herding children.
With plenty of exercise, space, physical and mental activities, the Border Collie will be satisfied. This breed also requires some brushing, as they do shed. On average, the Border Collie lives 12-15 years.