What is the rarest Border Collie?
The rarest Border Collie colors are those that combine a rare color with a rare pattern, such as:
- Slate merle with tri.
- Red brindle.
- Slate sable.
- Lilac merle with tri.
Are there two types of Border Collies?
The Border Collie breed boasts two varieties of coat: rough and smooth. Both are double coats, with a coarser outer coat and soft undercoat. The rough variety is medium length with feathering on the legs, chest, and belly.
What is a nap type Border Collie?
Of the four types of Border Collies, the Nap Type is the only smooth coated one (the smooth coat is the result of a single dominant gene). The name comes from a dog called Whitehope Nap (born 1951). These dogs are strong, fast, and powerful.
Do Border Collies run away?
As with any dog, Border Collies don’t run away from a place they consider their home sweet home — unless of course, things went sour and they finally have a good reason to leave. A dog roaming around is different from a dog running off and never returning.
How do you pick a good Border Collie?
Look for a playful, outgoing puppy. Get to know them before making up your mind. A puppy should not whine, whimper or growl when they are picked up or handled. Be sure to look at their vaccination records, their first round of vaccinations is at 6 weeks old, if there are no records then go somewhere else.
Where should Border Collies sleep?
A crate-trained Border Collie will put themselves to bed in their crate as they like their space. A crate is also really convenient for taking your Border Collie to training, dog sport trials, shows, and on outings. Because your Border Collie will end up loving its crate, never use it as a form of punishment.
Can Border Collies be trusted off-leash?
Are Border Collies Good Off-Leash? Border Collies are one of the most reliable breeds for hiking off-leash, but only when he has a sufficient level of obedience training to have a solid recall. Border Collies who live in large, open properties in the countryside are also well-behaved even when they are off-leash.
Is it better to get a boy or girl Border Collie?
Currently, there is no solid scientific evidence on the difference between male and female Border Collie temperament. However, anecdotal evidence does suggest that male Border Collies tend to be easier to handle and are more devoted to their owners.
What should I look for when picking a Border Collie puppy?