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How much should a border collie puppy cost?
The average price of a Border Collie puppy is $600. This is just a general amount because the cost of Borders would vary depending on different factors like the breeder’s location and reputation, the dog’s pedigree or lineage, the litter size, and more.
Where can border collies be found?
Border collies are herders and were bred to work sheep, but they can manage just about any type of herd and will even herd children in the family. The breed originated in the lowland and border counties of England and Scotland and may date back to the 1700s.
What should I look for in a border collie breeder?
A reputable breeder will have checked the inbreeding coefficient of the Border Collies they are putting together. This ensures that there is minimal common ancestry – most breeders should be able to provide proof of this on request. If they don’t have proof then it is best to proceed with caution.
Do Border Collies shed?
Do Border Collies shed a lot of hair? For most Border Collies, they do indeed shed hair. Due to the breeds’ double-coated long hair, it is inevitable that you will see some shedding. During moulting season, it’s important to regularly brush and groom your pet to avoid the matting of hair.
Where are Border Collies most popular?
“They are perfectly suited for the task due to their speed, strong herding instinct, and agility,” Bill tells us. “Their name harks back to the area where they were most widely bred and worked, the border regions of England, Scotland and Wales. Apart from farms, Border Collies are also popular rescue or sniffer dogs.”
What is the best way to pick a Border Collie puppy?
The working Border Collie community is friendly and most handlers will be helpful. As you are evaluating dogs, pay attention to their personalities. Some dogs are assertive and outgoing; others are not. Some “hard” dogs require more control than “soft” dogs do.
How much does a red merle Border Collie cost?
Most show line Border Collie cost around $1,500. Expect to pay at least this much for a merle puppy.
How do you get a merle Border Collie?
Breeding merle-to-merle Border Collies is only done by irresponsible and ignorant puppy farmers. Generally, to get merle in a border collie litter, a breeder has to breed for that color (which is fine, as long as it is not by breeding two merles together.)