Border Collie Physical Appearance

Considering to adopt a Border Collie Dog and need to know what is the general appearance of Border Collie or what are the common colours of a Border Collie?

Know more about the colors, weight and height of Border Collie Dogs from this page.

Border Collie Appearance

Border Collie Size, Height and Weight

    Consider the personality traits and appearance of the Border Collie, as this breed is not for everyone. Use this information below to see if a Border Collie would suit your lifestyle and household.

    Size of Border Collie: The Border Collie Dog is a medium sized dog.

    Height of Border Collie:
  • Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm)
  • Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm)

  • Weight of Border Collie:
  • Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
  • Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)

    The Popular Colours of Border Collie Dogs

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brindle
  • Gold
  • Lilac
  • Red
  • Sable

Border Collie Appearance

Border Collie Information

This is a medium dog of strong bone, slightly longer than it is tall, combining grace, agility, substance and stamina. Its trot is smooth, ground-covering and tireless, moving with stealth and strength. It is able to change speed and direction suddenly. Border collies must be able to display incredible agility even after working for long periods. The coat can be either smooth or rough. The smooth coat is short all over the body; the rough coat is medium to long in length and flat to slightly wavy in texture. Its expression is intelligent, alert, eager and full of interest, a reflection of its temperament.

The border collie is a bundle of mental and physical energy awaiting its chance to be unleashed on the world. Among the most intelligent and obedient of breeds, it is nonetheless a disastrous house dog if it is not given a challenging job every day. Given sufficient exercise, it is a dependable and loyal companion. It is intent on whatever it does and tends to stare, which can be unnerving to other animals. It also likes to chase other animals. It is reserved, even protective, toward strangers.

What to do if you lose your Border Collie

If your Border Collie Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Call the local vets to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Border Collie

If you find a Border Collie Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.