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Breed: Border Collie Health Problems, Lifespan, Temperament & Maintenance

Posted On: Jan 28, 2022   |   Posted By: iHeart Dogs

Average Size of Female: Height: 18 - 21 inches, Weight: 30 - 45 pounds
Occasionally seen: Cerebellar abiotrophy, ceroid lipofuscinosis, deafness
Major concerns: CHD
Minor concerns: PRA, lens luxation, CEA, PDA, OCD, PPM
Suggested tests: Hip, eye
Average Size of Male: Height: 20 - 23 inches, Weight: 30 - 45 pounds
Life span: 10 - 14 years
Brief History on Border Collie Origin
There was a large variety of sheepdogs in Great Britain around the 1800s, each of which had their own unique herding styles. The first documented sheepdog trial was held in 1873. It is said that a dog named Hemp, performed exceedingly well in this contest. It is believed that he is the founding father of the Border Collie breed. Allegedly, Hemp was able to herd the sheep in a more refined manner by calmly staring at them instead of nipping at their heels and growling. It is said that Queen Victoria was beguiled the breed after she first saw a Border Collie while on a trip to Balmoral. The origin of the name of the breed is likely a...

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