Border Collie: Health Issues & Personality
Border Collie:

The legendary Border Collie originated in Great Britain in the 1800's.  Their herding method (an intimidating but calm stare known as "giving eye") is effective and unique.
The Border has a good tolerance for cold and rain, but not for heat and inactivity.  They must have daily exercise and mental stimulation.  Indoors, it tends to lose its hair and may become neurotic.  Monitor the growth of the pup carefully to ensure a well-balanced dog.  One of the most intelligent and easiest to train dog breeds.
Average Lifespan Of The Border Collie: 12-13 Years.
Average Weight: 27-45 lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:
Hip Dysplasia


Collie Eye Anomaly (Ectasia Syndrome):
A non-progressive eye disease found in 85-90 percent of Scotch Collies, 10 percent of Shelties, but also found in other breeds.  The anomaly is present at birth and can affect one or both eyes, specifically the choroid, optic nerve and retina.  Severe cases can lead to blindness, and the only cure is preventative breeding.
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
CRA (Central Retinal Atrophy):
CRA is another inherited disease of the retina and is different from PRA.  CRA causes progressive loss of vision, but the progression may be so slow as to leave your old dog with some sight.  It is mainly seen in the UK.
Proliferative Keratoconjunctivitis:
Pinkish "lumps" on the eyeball.
Border Collie Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 5/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 2/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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