So you’re looking to adopt an Border Collie, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Borders are athletic, medium-sized herders standing 18 to 22 inches at the shoulder. The overall look is that of a muscular but nimble worker unspoiled by passing fads. Both the rough coat and the smooth coat come in a variety of colors and patterns.The almond eyes are the focus of an intelligent expression—an intense gaze, the Border’s famous “herding eye”, is a breed hallmark. On the move, Borders are among the canine kingdom’s most agile, balanced, and durable citizens.The intelligence, athleticism, and trainability of Borders have a perfect outlet in agility training. Having a job to perform, like agility—or herding or obedience work—is key to Border happiness. Amiable among friends, they may be reserved with strangers. A remarkably bright workaholic, the Border Collie is an amazing dog—maybe a bit too amazing for owners without the time, energy, or means to keep it occupied. These energetic dogs will settle down for cuddle time when the workday is done.”
An Border Collie typically ranges from 45.72cm to 55.88cm in height, and weighs from 13.6077711kg to 24.947580350000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Border Collie breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Border Collie insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.