Facts & Origin
Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix - a hybrid breed.
The best of both worlds! The Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix is the perfect breed for those looking for an energetic and intelligent dog. With their loyal and loving personalities, these dogs make great family pets.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix is a medium-sized dog with a strong, muscular body. They typically weigh between 18-22 kg and have a shoulder height of about 51-58 cm. They have a long head with a moderate stop, and their ears are medium-sized and triangular. Their eyes are almond shaped and can be any color, but are often brown or blue. Their coat is medium long and can be either straight or slightly wavy, with a thick undercoat. They come in a variety of colors, including black, white and brindle.
|USA - UK
|10 - 15 years
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix - Such is probably his nature.
If you're looking for a loyal, friendly and energetic dog, then an Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix could be the perfect breed for you. Originally bred as working dogs, these mixed breeds are intelligent and easy to train. They make excellent family dogs, as they are good with children and other pets.
Australian Shepherds and Border Collies are both herding dog breeds, so it's no surprise that their mixed breeds also make excellent herding dogs. If you have a farm or ranch, this mix would be a great addition to the property. But even if you don't live on a farm, an Aussie/Border Collie mix is a great companion for hiking and other outdoor activities.
These mixed breeds are healthy and have few health problems, but like all dogs, they need regular exercise and proper nutrition. They are active dogs and need plenty of room to run and play. An Aussie/Border Collie mix is the perfect dog for an active family.
What diseases can occur in Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix.
The Australian Shepherd-Border Collie mix is a relatively new breed of dog, so not much is known about the health problems that can affect them. However, common health problems that can affect both the Australian Shepherd and Border Collie include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy, and seizures. This mixed breed can also be susceptible to inherited health problems related to either of the parent breeds. Therefore, it is important to purchase an Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix from a reputable breeder who has health checks for both of the puppy's parents.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix has a dense, fluffy coat that is mainly gray, with black and white markings. The coat is water repellent and sheds moderately throughout the year.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
Often occurs in old age.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
This breed is a mix of an Australian Shepherd and a Border Collie and is sometimes referred to as an Aussie-Border Collie mix.
These dogs can vary in appearance, but have often inherited the striking black and white coat of the Border Collie. They are usually medium to large in size and have a strong, athletic build.
Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mixes are intelligent, energetic and loyal dogs. They make great family dogs and are excellent for herding and working livestock.
These dogs have a high energy level and need a lot of exercise. A daily walk or run is essential. They also enjoy playing and interacting with other dogs.
However, common health problems that can affect both the Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy and seizures