Highly intelligent, intuitively cooperative, and independent, Border Collies are master herding dogs. They work well in tandem with experienced owners to dominate and contain large herds of stubborn sheep under varying conditions. In a family setting, their working history should be considered. They require intense activity and intellectual stimulation, or they may become fractious and rebellious.
1. Border Collies 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Border Collie Temperament and Training
3. Border Collie Diet and Feeding
Border Collie Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Border Collie Weight
Border Collies generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Border Collies. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Border Collie with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.