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THEY REALLY ARE HUMANS BEST FRIEND
Member Name: dooshbag08
Date: 21/02/08, updated on 21/02/08 (162 review reads)
Border Collie dogs are so amazing they have a brilliant temperment and are great with children. we have 2 border collies one is 8 and another is 14 weeks they are great together and are very loyal to their owners.
Border collies are used by farmers to round up the sheep thats where they get the name 'sheepdog' from.
they should be keen and alert,reaponsive and intelligent they should not be nervous or agresssive.
Head and skull:
the skull should be fairly broad and occiput not pronounced.the cheeks should not be rounded or full. the muzzle should taper to the nose which should be moderatey short and strong.
the eyes should be oval shaped and set wide apart they should be brown in colour evcept for blue merles where one or both or part of one or part of both may be blue.
the expression should be keen mild alert and intelligent.
the ears should be set well apart in medium size and texture.
teeth and jaws should be storng with perfect regular scissor bite.
the body should be athletic in apperance. the ribs should be well sprung the chest should be deep and qiute broad the loins should be deep and muscular.
the tail should be quite long it should be set low and furnashed with an upwards swirl at the end. tail may be raised in excitment never carried over back.
there are two varieties on the coat 1:moderatley long 2:smooth.
in both the top coat should be dense and medium. the undercoat should be dense and softgiving a good weather resistance.
the colors are variable
you can get black and white
brown and white
black and white with tanned places on the dog like round by the face and legs.
or white which should never predominate.
the ideal height for a border collie dog is 53 cms(21 ins):bitches slightly less.
the food border collies are generaly easy to feed. you can buy normal dog food and if you want the coat to be shiny you can buy cod liver oil for dogs and add some to the dinner
normally you can take border collies to agility classes and enter trials and compotitions but if you prefernot to take them out for a 20 min walk at least every day.
MY VEIWS ON BORDER COLLIES
I think that buying a border collie is the best thing that could ever happen to a family they are protective loyal and quite easy to look after. when we bought our first border collie we lived in a flat so it wasnt that easy to take her out for exercises and everything but then we moved to ellesmere port bought a house with a garden which she loves and we take her for walks regularly 4 years later we bought another border collie as a friend for her she loves her to bits.
Summary: cute dogs that are soo loyal to their owners