English Borsetter Collie:Border collie and English setter Mix

Hybrid Breed

Border collie + English setter


English Borsetter Collie ( Border Collie and English Setter Mix )

The English Borsetter Collie is a fascinating cross between the Border Collie and the English Setter. Both parents have a rich history and are known for their abilities as working dogs.

  • The Border Collie: The Border Collie is an old British dog breed that has been bred for centuries as a herding dog. It is famous for being one of the most intelligent dogs in the world and having an exceptional work ethic.

  • The English Setter: The English Setter originated in England and was originally bred as a hunting dog. He is known for his elegant appearance and his ability to track and find game birds.

His high intelligence, work ethic and loyalty make him an excellent companion for active families and individuals who enjoy spending time outdoors. With adequate exercise, mental stimulation and loving training, the English Borsetter Collie will grow up to be a loyal and energetic companion who will enrich the lives of his family. If you are looking for an intelligent and active dog that likes to be challenged and builds a strong bond with his family, the English Borsetter Collie could be the perfect choice for you.

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

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Possible character traits

The English Borsetter Collie inherits the best traits of both parents and thus develops a unique character.

  • Intelligence and Work Ethic: The English Borsetter Collie is extremely intelligent and has a strong work ethic. He loves to be challenged and is happy when he has a task, whether it is herding, retrieving, or solving problems.

  • Affectionateand Loyal: The English Borsetter Collie often builds a strong bond with his family and is extremely affectionate and loyal. He enjoys being around his people and makes an excellent family dog.

  • Energetic: The English Borsetter Collie has a lot of energy and needs regular exercise and mental stimulation to be happy and balanced.

  • Friendly and Social: As a rule, the English Borsetter Collie is friendly and social with other dogs and people and can do well in social situations.

Suitability and attitude

The English Borsetter Collie is an ideal choice for active families or individuals who have the time and energy to meet his needs.

He is a wonderful family dog and does well with children, especially if he grows up with them from a young age. However, the English Borsetter Collie is also well suited for active individuals or families who like to spend time outdoors and involve their dog in various activities such as dog sports or dog training.

Care and health

The care of the English Borsetter Collie requires special attention to ensure his well-being: he needs plenty of exercise and mental challenges. Long walks, games, and exercise sessions will help him dissipate his energy.

The coat of the English Borsetter Collie can vary depending on the parent. Regular brushing is important to remove loose hair and prevent matting.

As with all dog breeds, the English Borsetter Collie can be subject to certain genetic health problems. These include hip dysplasia and eye problems. Regular vet visits and a balanced diet are important to maintain his health.

The English Borsetter Collie can physically have characteristics of both parents:

  • Size: it is usually a medium-sized dog with a shoulder height of 50 to 60 cm.

  • Weight: The weight usually varies between 15 and 25 kg.

  • Coat and color: The coat of the English Borsetter Collie can vary depending on the parent. It can be short or medium length and can be found in different colors such as black and white, brown and white, orange and white, or brindle.

  • Build: The English Borsetter Collie has an athletic and muscular build, similar to that of its parents.

Fur length medium - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears - Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out
Anatomy slim, sporty, strong
Size ♀ 46 - 65 cm
Weight ♀ 12 - 32 kg
Size ♂ 48 - 68 cm
Weight ♂ 14 - 40 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.

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.

  • 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.

  • Allergies

    Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • The English Borsetter Collie is an intelligent, active and loyal hybrid breed. He likes to please people.

  • This dog is usually described as medium in size.

  • The English Borsetter Collie needs regular exercise, attention and consistent behavior. It is important to train and supervise him from puppyhood.

  • As a pet, he should be fed with high-quality dog food that is adapted to him.

  • The English Borsetter Collie needs regular vaccinations and a check-up at the vet once a year. It is important to regularly check the dog's ears and check his respiratory system, eyes, paws and teeth. Since this hybrid breed is prone to musculoskeletal disorders, it is recommended that the joints be examined regularly.

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