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Breed Group: Herding
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Overview
Originating during the 19th century, the Border Collie was so named due to their home of development on the border of Scotland England. This breed was prized for their outstanding herding abilities of any type of livestock. Today the Border Collie is a popular farm worker, family companion, and talented show dog.
Character
The Border Collie is medium-sized, exceptionally athletic, and possesses great endurance. This breeds obsession is their livestock work. They are high energy, confident, and determined. They are light on their feet, have a flowing movement, and are extremely versatile.

Does your Border Collie bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
This breed is intelligent, responsive, and devoted to their master and work. The Border Collie is extremely sensitive and thrives on human interaction. They are not recommended for the novice, sedentary or apathetic dog owner or for a home with a two-career family. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time and will suffer separation anxiety or become destructive. Border Collies do best in a home with older considerate children. They typically get along with dogs they have been raised with but should not be in a home with cats or other small household pets. This breeds inherent work ethic will lead them to attempt to herd anything and everything that moves.
Care
The Border Collie requires weekly brushing. Special attention should be given to the coat during shedding. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when necessary. This breed is prone to PRA, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, deafness, Collie Eye Anomaly, and allergies to fleas.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Border Collie comes in two coat varieties: rough or smooth. Both varieties are double coat and weather resistant and are close fitting and thick. The outer coat is either wavy or straight and coarse in texture. The under coat is dense, short, and soft. The rough coat variety has fur of medium length. The chest, forelegs, underside, and haunches are feathered. The coat on the face, front of legs, ears, and feet is smooth and short. The smooth variety has fur of short length over the entire body and there may be slight feathering on the chest, ruff, haunches, and forelegs. The color of the coat comes in all colors or combination of colors and markings. They may be solid, merle, sable, bi-color, or tri-color. Border Collies are average shedders.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Border Collie is easily trained and does best with praise, consistency, fairness, respect, and firmness. Due to their extremely sensitive nature this breed must never be treated in a harsh or heavy-handed manner. They are exceedingly talented in herding, police work, competitive obedience, search and rescue, Frisbee trials, and Flyball. Border Collies are also used successfully as therapy dogs and guide dogs for the blind. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Border Collie puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Border Collie has an inordinate amount of energy and requires more than physical exercise. They thrive on work, play, mental stimulation, and close contact with their owner and family. They are not recommended for apartment or city dwelling. They do best on a working farm or in a rural secluded setting where they are able to romp, run, and roam freely and safely. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
30-45 lbs
Height
Male: 20-23; Female: 18-21 inches
Color(s)
black, blue merle, and sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan
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Painted Stars Farm
Member Since: February 2007
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
I have Border Collie puppies for sale! See My Profile
We are expecting an outstanding litter Feb. 2009. We are a small breeder and breed usually only one litter a year. We specialize in high quality sport dogs. NewHope Rhui, was crossed with ONYX Hollowshot Trippin' On Sunshine, RPT, ADD, ADDCh, NGC, CGC. This litter will be full of exceptionally driven sport pups. Both Rhui and Tripp have incredible temperments and lots of drive, with pedigrees that are full of Sport dog Champions! Tripp is an outstanding athlete himself and has a very lengthy production record of dogs that have excelled and earned Championships in Agility, Disk, Dock and Flyball. Rhui can be seen on our website: www.paintedstarsfarm.com and Tripp and some of his pups can be seen on his site: http://www.powertripp.org/Tripp.cfm This litter will be registered with the CBCA and AKC. These pup's pedigrees are full of Scottish bred imports, with armloads of agility, flyball, disc dog and herding titles. Our pups are highly socialized, raised in our home and handled daily.

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Anonymous asked:
Do Border Collies shed?

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Anonymous

Yes, the Border Collie breed does shed. They are considered a 4/5 on the shedding scale. They would need to be brushed twice to three times a week to keep shedding at bay.

Anonymous

Short coat Border Collies shed a great deal. I have raised and bred very high pedigree rough (long) coats for many years. They do not shed a great deal. They mat up in their undercoat and need to be brushed once a week to prevent big knots / matting, as well as to keep the coat shiny and healthy.

Anonymous asked:
I just bought a male Border Collie puppy who is 2 and a half months old. I have had him about 1 month and he continues to bite everything. I cannot hold him without him biting me. He tears up the rugs, shoes, everything in sight. I swat him with a rolled up newspaper and tell him "No!". What is the problem here? My next issue is he knows where the potty pads in the kitchen are and will poop and pee there but he finds a way to pee on the carpet/floor. When he goes on his pads, I praise him. When he goes on the carpet I grab him put him on the pad tell him you go potty here! What's it going to take to stop these two problems?

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First off - NEVER hit your dog. He is a puppy and he has no idea what hitting means. Secondly, you got your Border Collie way too young. Puppies should not be without their mothers until they are at least 8 weeks old. So you got your puppy right at weaning time, which means he never learned bite inhibition from his/her siblings and mother, and he never learned how to be a dog by watching his mother. For the biting and chewing, you need to get him some fun chews to play with. Antler's, nylabones, and raw-frozen beef bones are the best. Set your puppy up for success, do not allow him to be unsupervised, he needs to be on a leash attached to you at all times in the house unless he is in a crate or in a part of the house that he is blocked off from.

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As for the potty training, you have to use positive reinforcement training methods. Do not yell at your Border Collie, he has no idea and your tone of voice is telling him that it is bad to use the puppy pads because that's when you are yelling at him. If he makes a mess in the house, use an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle. This will clean the soiled area and take away the scent on the puppy's level. With normal household cleaner's, he can still smell his pee/poop. Now, have a timer go off every 2 hours during the day and take him outside or to the pad to use the toilet. Praise him and give him treats when he does. He shouldn't have accidents now if he is blocked off in his own space, in a crate or attached to you all day.

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Swatting your puppy is healthy as long as the punishment is appropriate for their size and age. Even the Mother snaps and nips at the pups. Always associate a word with the punishment so they can learn its result is bad! Biting is a stage yes you got it early but encourage chewing on hard chew bones and punish for things not chewable. Remember puppies are like little children, they only learn what you teach them or they will teach themselves bad habits

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I disagree about swatting and shock collars. As long as you are training and not beating/torturing the dogs they are effective training methods to show certain actions aren't acceptable. As you said, the other person said biting is a stage all puppies go through and without brothers and sisters biting her back she won't realize when playing is overdoing it. A small swat on the nose (not hard) or sticking your finger that she's biting slowly to the back of her throat will cause her to gag and they will get the picture that it's not fun or enjoyable to chew fingers. Border Collies are extremely intelligent dogs. Potty training can take up to 4-6 months to be consistent and there could be occasional accidents after that. Again they are intelligent so if you leave them in the house all day. Imagine leaving a six-year-old by themselves all day without television, you're going to come home to a mess and when you are there they will act out to get attention.

Anonymous

Would you swat your child for teething? No you'd give the baby a toy to chew on. Same thing for a puppy.

Anonymous

You do not have to hit the dog to get him or her to understand what the proper behavior is especially a Border Collie. I am on my second dog and a more obedient, responsive dog would be hard to find. If you hit, you are just displaying your lack of control.

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Never use harsh methods or physical punishment with a Border Collie. Use very consistent, one-word commands and do it the same every time. This includes body/hand movements, eye movement. Borders are extremely intuitive, intelligent, and sensitive. They can understand a huge vocabulary. Being so intelligent, I have had pups/dogs (especially males) that simply do not want to listen to you. Consistency is the key with a Border Collie. A well-bred pup can be trained in 2 days, and I have 100s of customers that have reported such of the pups I have bred.

Anonymous asked:
I'm looking to buy an almost all white Border Collie. The mother is deaf and the owner says the puppies can hear and see. Should I buy one of these puppies?

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The white gene in the Border Collie causes deafness. If the puppies are hearing tested, then that's good. But they can still go deaf later on in their lives. It is a risk.

Anonymous

There is a test called the BAER test (brain stem auditory evoked response) which will test the pup's hearing.

Anonymous

A breeder who would breed a deaf dog is not responsible. You should steer clear of that puppy and especially that dog breeder.

Anonymous

Mostly white Border Collies are a risk for deafness genetically. This is a commonly known fact. If the mother is deaf, absolutely do not buy. The more white, the higher the risk and more assessment needed. I agree, anyone that would breed a deaf dog is not fit to even be called a breeder and is highly unethical and uneducated. She probably has no knowledge of genetics which is critical to being a good breeder of quality dogs. Breeders' goal should be to improve the breed, and nothing else. Not money. This is an uneducated person that gives all good breeders a bad rep. She is diminishing the breed by propagating a genetic default, and a serious one at that. That deaf dog should be spayed and loved, but not bred.

Anonymous asked:
Are unbred, untrained, 2-year-old Border Collie females (healthy-outside dog) of any value? I have a healthy 2.5-year-old purebred female Border Collie who has never bred and has always been an outside dog; she is trained with basic commands, but no herding; the farm here is not likely to get any sheep, so maybe she would be valuable to someone else?

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Your Border Collie will be worth more is she has some kind of verification that she is purebred, for instance, registration with the AKC. Because she is not a puppy, she is no longer worth a breeder's price. This does not mean you should advertise her as free to good home. Free to good home advertisements usually attract dog fighters and abusers. If you are looking for a new home for your dog, you may want to give her to a no - kill rescue group. Otherwise, you can list her on the classified advertisements for a reasonable adoption fee (about $50-100). Be sure you know she is going to a good home. If you know a friend or relative who may want a dog, suggest your dog to them.

Anonymous

I have a 2-year-old Border Collie and she is for sale I cant get her online though she is NOT trained, but she has had one litter it was a secret litter though. She is a great watch dog though she does have a little training in herding, but other than that just her name, Sweetheart. She barks every time anyone drives up the driveway. If you want another dog most of the time a dog will bark at something if another dog is barking at it first.

Anonymous asked:
What seasons do Border Collies mate?

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Dogs unlike wolves or other canine's do not have a 'season' for breeding. An intact female dog will come into heat an average of every 6 months. But unless your dog is of impeccable breeding and has passed all health and temperament tests; and has titles, spaying your dog is the best thing to do for your dog and your bank account.

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