Facts & Origin
Border Collie Britt (Border Collie and Epagneul Breton mix)
The Border Collie Britt is a mixed breed that is the result of crossing a Border Collie and an Epagneul Breton. Both parent breeds have a strong working background, with the Border Collie from Great Britain being considered one of the most intelligent herding dogs and the Epagneul Breton from France being known as a versatile hunting dog.
Suitability and Husbandry
Because of their energy and intelligence, Border Collie Britts require a lot of physical and mental stimulation , making them best suited for active individuals or families who spend a lot of time outdoors. They can get along well with children and other pets if properly socialized. However, their size and energy mean they do best in a home with a large yard or in the country where they have plenty of room to run and play.
|Origin||UK - France|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Border Collie Britt is an energetic, intelligent, and eager dog that inherits the herding traits of the Border Collie and the hunting instincts of the Epagneul Breton. They are often alert and vigilant, which makes them excellent watchdogs. They are known for their speed and agility, which makes them excellent candidates for dog sports such as agility and flyball.
Overall, the Border Collie Britt is a loyal, active, and intelligent dog that is a good fit for active families or individuals who have plenty of time to train and play with them. They need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation, but with proper care and attention, they can develop into loyal and loving companions.
Grooming and health
Grooming the Border Collie Britt includes regular brushing to keep the coat in good condition, as well as regular physical and mental exercise to keep them fit and healthy. Health-wise, they can be prone to the same conditions that affect their parent breeds, including hip and elbow dysplasia, eye disease, and epilepsy. Regular vet visits and health checks can help detect and treat these conditions early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Border Collie Britt can have an interesting mix of the physical characteristics of its parent breeds. It can be of medium size, usually between 40 and 55 centimeters tall and weighing 15 to 20 kilograms. The coat can be of medium to long length and in a variety of colors, including black, white, brown, orange, or a combination thereof. The ears may be semi-standing or drooping, and the eyes are often expressive and intelligent.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
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.
The main characteristics are: intelligent, attentive and easily trainable character; requires a lot of endurance exercise and playtime; medium to large size, with short, thick coat and vivid colors; very affectionate and playful; tends to follow authoritative people; likes to be invited to social activities.
This dog needs lots of endurance sports, playtime, regular exercise, nutrition, training and structure. They also need a loving and caring home where they feel comfortable and get attention and affection.
You should feed it at least twice a day in the same amount. It is important that the food is high quality, nutritious and balanced. This includes vitamins and minerals.
Yes, you can use the Border Collie Britt as a guard dog. However, they are not natural guard dogs and therefore must be supported in this by good training.
They usually show energetic, alert, naturally curious, but peaceful behavior.