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      Border Collie Characteristics

      Size
      Medium
      Energy
      High
      Coat
      Straight, dense, coarse outercoat; soft, short, dense undercoat
      Weight
      25-45 lbs
      • Size

        Medium

      • Energy

        High

      • Weight

        25-45 lbs

      • Coat

        Straight, dense, coarse outercoat; soft, short, dense undercoat

      About Border Collies

      Border Collies are considered to be the most intelligent dog breed in the world. Because of this, they are highly trainable and are eager to please, and excel at herding, agility, and other dog sports. These athletic dogs are high energy and need mental and physical stimulation. Border Collies are also affectionate and devoted to their owners.

      Did You Know?

      In the mid-1800's, Queen Victoria spotted a Border Collie and became an immediate fan. The Border Collie is also known to be the No. 1 most intelligent dog breed.

      Origin

      This premier sheepdog's ancestors have existed since people in England started using dogs to herd sheep.