Border Collie Breeders San Antonio TX

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Desert Reef Poodles
(435) 619-6019
St. George, TX
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Standard Poodle

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Mystykal Kennel
(210) 264-7418
4203 Billy Sames
Adkins, TX
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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About Ewe Border Collies
(903) 577-8999
3051 Old Paris Rd
Mount Pleasant, TX
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Border Collie

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Shadowlake Boston Terriers
(713) 882-7459
PO Box 465
West Columbia, TX
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Boston Terrier

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Sam Houston Rottweilers
(281) 468-8128
197 CR 4803
Dayton, TX
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Coton De Tulear

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Heart of Texas Alaskan Klee Kai
(210) 391-1032
1220 Tracy Dr
San Antonio, TX
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Alaskan Klee Kai

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Rounders Kennels
(830) 537-4038
PO Box 1941
Boerne, TX
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American Staffordshire Terrier

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Bluechip Border Collies
(214) 734-1861
PO Box 1386
Princeton, TX
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Border Collie

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Irish Setter Club of America
(610) 944-3633
150 McFarland Ln
Weatherford, TX
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Irish Setter

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Casablanca
(817) 614-1647
Po Box 40911
Fort Worth, TX
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Coton De Tulear

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Border Collie Information, Pictures of Border Collies

Border Collie Dogs

Border Collies are loyal, trainable, whip-smart pets with an oversupply of energy; i.e. they won’t just hang out on the couch. They need lots of space to run, so a big backyard (or even a farm) suits them best. These dogs are the ideal companions for those who work outdoors or across wide-open spaces.

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What They Are Like to Live With

Easily trainable and eager to please, Border Collies can sometimes be perfectionists when it comes to learning and executing new skills. Always give them tasks and they will serve you until the day is done. They form a strong bond with their owners but can be standoffish with strangers. Border Collies will let you know fairly quickly if someone is approaching the house.

They have natural herding instincts that can sometimes come into play in the household: Young children and small pets may get “herded” from time-to-time. These are tough, busy and sometimes high-strung dogs with a determined drive and focus. People who like dog sports will love Border Collies. They are great competitors.

Things You Should Know

If you’re just looking for a nice family pet, a Border Collie might not be the ideal choice. These are demanding dogs requiring dedicated owners. They need lots of attention, plenty of outdoor exercise and—if possible—something to do: This could be a task, training exercise or a “herding” game. Border Collies are so crafty, intelligent and full of energy that it would be a shame to leave them alone all day in the house.

Border Collies also like direction. A firm (but friendly) owner who can keep up with obedience lessons and training is necessary. They have a tendency to dominate weak-willed owners, so make sure your Border Collie knows who’s the boss. However, severe punishment or harsh treatment can elicit strange, irrational reactions. Regular doses of positive reinforcement will help them thrive.

Always remember to keep your Border Collie active and challenged: If bored or neglected, they can cause trouble by being destructive in the yard or with personal property.

A healthy Border Collie can live as long as 15 years. Common health problems include hip dysplasia, deafness and epilepsy.

Border Collie History

Considered the world’s best sheepherder, Border Collies originated on the Scottish/English border in Northumberland, derived from a mixture of Spaniel and early droving breeds. While no one knows for sure how long they’ve been around, some experts say English sheepdogs have been tending herds since the Romans landed in Britain. Their keen intelligence and adaptability has made them a top choice for narcotics and bomb detection, not to mention guiding the blind and assisting the handicapped.

The Look of a Border Collie

A medium-sized dog with a light frame and long hair, the typical Border Collie has a slightly wide head with a tapered muzzle, half-perked ears and dark, oval eyes. The long tail sometimes raises but never ...

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