Border Point:Border collie and English Pointer Mix

Hybrid Breed

Border collie + English Pointer


The Border Point - a hybrid breed

The Border Point is a wonderful mix of both breeds. The Border Collie is described as an extremely intelligent and energetic animal, made for the challenges of dog sports and versatility. The other parent, the English Pointer, is a proud hunting dog known for strong nose and jumping ability. This blend makes the hybrid dog a great hunting and working dog that can also be a loving companion in other ways. However, owners should take into account the Border Collie's energy and intelligence and be prepared to provide the dog with plenty of exercise and activity.

Alternate Name -
Origin UK
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Border Point

A Border Point is an extremely energetic dog. They are adaptable, intelligent, and bond-oriented, and are often classified as good family dogs because they enjoy spending time with people who love them. They are very loyal and eager, but they can also be wild and eccentric.

The Mix has a strong personality and is an extremely energetic, responsive dog. They love to play and are ideal for active households. The natural instinct of this breed is to hunt and retrieve. For this reason, it takes a lot of training and consistency to get them to control their impulses and get hooked.

The Border Point is a very social dog. He likes other dogs and pets and seeks contact on a regular basis. This breed is very trusting and likes to make direct contact with you. They become insecure when left alone and therefore need a lot of love and support.

This breed is very intelligent, but you need to encourage its full potential. A Border Collie-English Pointer mix needs a proper amount of exercise and training to be happy. Otherwise, destructive behavior or even naughtiness could develop. They are motivated by disciplined training, leadership and material incentives. Therefore, they are not only teachable but also easily trainable.

Although the Border Point is a very affectionate dog, strict rules must be set to train them properly. Since the attitude is demanding, it is only suitable for experienced dog owners who can consistently control and maintain their boundaries. However, this dog is very rewarding as he loves to learn and play. With the right guidance and motivation, it can be a loyal companion and perfect family dog.

Diseases of the Border Point

These mixed breeds are a popular dog breed that is sought after for its friendly and energetic temperament. The breed is often considered a family or sporting dog and is capable of performing a variety of tasks. Despite their popularity, they do have some potential diseases that owners should be familiar with.

Some congenital diseases typically seen in Border Points include analgesia, Factor VII deficiency, thyroid disease, epilepsy and atopy. Analgesia is a hereditary condition in which a dog experiences significant pain that cannot be felt even under anesthesia. Factor VII deficiency is a serious blood clotting disorder that can cause a life-threatening condition in dogs. Thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism can cause a decrease in thyroid activity and lead to weight loss, fatigue, and decreased immune function. Epilepsy in dogs can cause seizures characterized by sudden, involuntary muscle contractions. Atopy is an allergic reaction that manifests itself on skin problems and is typically attributed to pollen, dust or mold.

To ensure the best possible care, owners should visit their veterinarian for a routine examination. This will ensure that any illness is detected early and effective treatment can be initiated. In addition, owners should regularly monitor the dog's development to determine if it may be showing symptoms of disease.

This mixed breed is a medium sized dog. It usually has a black and white coat with short, straight hair. The eyes are brown and the build is muscular and sinewy. The tail is held high. The size is about 47-56 cm in height and the weight is between 16-20 kg.

What does this mongrel look like?

The coat of the Border Point is usually of medium length, smooth and dense. It can have curly or slightly wavy coat, but it can be longer and denser on the back as well as on the head. It also usually has a soft and smooth undercoat.

The color of the mixed breed can vary, but the most common colors are black, white, black-brown, tan, red, blue, cream, etc. Some dogs may even have a mishmash of colors, for example, black and white, brown and white, black and brown, etc.

Fur length medium - short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears - Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy slim, sporty, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 46 - 66 cm
Weight ♀ 12 - 30 kg
Size ♂ 48 - 70 cm
Weight ♂ 14 - 34 kg
Suitable For -
  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • 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.

  • Nervous disorders

    Nervous disorders are manifested, for example, by disturbances in perception, neurological abnormalities such as tremors, apathy, convulsions, paralysis, tilting of the head, uncontrolled urination and defecation, and behavioural abnormalities.

  • The mix is an intelligent and active breed that requires good training. It has a healthy mix of the two parents and therefore tends to be very affectionate and loyal.

  • First, use a safe form of reward, such as treats. This will motivate the animal to learn. Another tool to use is positive reinforcement. Next, one should also create a consistent learning experience by teaching slowly and consistently.

  • Border Collie are very intelligent and active dogs that need a lot of stimulation and mental workout. English Pointers, on the other hand, are hunting dogs that need activity appropriate to their species. However, both breeds can be trained to be very good-natured dogs.

  • The size of a Border Point depends on the parents. In general, the shoulder height is usually between 45 and 60 cm and the weight between 15 and 30 kg.

  • It is important that you choose a high quality dog food for your Border Point.

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