|Size:||46 – 54 cm|
|Weight:||14 – 22 Kg|
|Life Span:||Approx. 12 – 14 years|
|Activity Level:||Very Active|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|- PetSure Australia Claim Figures 2013, payment subject to benefit percentage|
Characteristics & Personality
Key attributes – loyal, courageous and active.
Border Collies are renowned worldwide for being active, quick and full of stamina. From an early age, they may enjoy chasing so it is a good idea to play with toys and channel this energy into fun activities. They are known to form close bonds with owners and enjoy loving homes with a passion for exercise.
Compatibility with: (Scale: 1 - caution to 5 - excellent)
- Owners 5
- Children 3
- Other Pets 3
- Strangers 2
- Unfamiliar Dogs 4
Exercise Requirments: Lots of games and daily walks are recommended.
Coat: The Border Collie is known to have a smooth, medium length coat, however, it can also have short and long hair.
Coat Color: Black and white is the most common, however, often they can have black/tan/white, red and white and blue and white.
Pay attention: It is good practice to socialise with strangers at a very early age, also be conscious that the Border Collie’s coat can get dirty if playing / walking outside. If your dog has long hair it will require regular brushing.
Health & Wellbeing
Common health concerns: Eye problems, deafness, epilepsy, diabetes.
|High Pet Claim Example:||$9117.90 POLYNEUROPATHY - Nerve Disorder|
|Most common insurance claim:||Diabetes mellitus|
|Average insurance claim amount: (excl. routine)||$116.06|
3 Mar 2015