Facts & Origin
PROFILE: Borderspitz - An impressive blend of energy and elegance.
The Borderspitz is the result of the union of two remarkable breeds: the German Spitz and the Border Collie. He is an impressive blend of the best traits of his parent breeds. With proper care, training and affection, this energetic and elegant dog will be a loyal companion for many years to come.
Origin of the parent breeds
The German Spitz is one of the oldest German dog breeds, known for its alertness and plush coat. On the other side is the Border Collie, a Scottish breed famous for its intelligence and herding abilities. Together they form a mix that is both charming and powerful.
|Origin||UK - Germany|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
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Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character traits of the Borderspitz
A Borderspitz often inherits the intelligence and eagerness to work of the Border Collie along with the independence and alert disposition of the German Spitz. This mix can therefore be described as very eager to learn and alert. Their curiosity and energy make them excellent companions for active families. At the same time, they are often very loyal and affectionate to their owners.
Suitability and attitude
The Borderspitz is ideal for active individuals or families who spend a lot of time outdoors. Their energy and intelligence mean they need regular mental and physical stimulation. They are well suited for:
- Dog sports such as agility or flyball.
- Long walks
It is important to socialize your Borderspitz early on to ensure they get along well with other animals and people. Their intelligence often makes them easy to train, but they need consistent training.
Care and health
In terms of coat care, the Borderspitz can have a medium to long, dense coat. It is recommended that the coat be brushed at least twice a week to prevent matting and excessive hair loss.
When it comes to health, they can be prone to diseases that are common in both parent breeds, such as hip dysplasia or eye problems. Therefore, regular checkups with a veterinarian are essential.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Borderspitz can come in a variety of colors and patterns, depending on the genetic contributions of both parents. They often have the slender body of the Border Collie, combined with the dense coat of the Spitz. Their eyes can vary from brown to blue to a different color scheme inherited from each parent.
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.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
A Borderspitz can normally live between 10 and 15 years.
This mixed breed is intelligent, playful, loyal and affectionate.
A Borderspitz can come in all kinds of shades of brown, black and white.
A Borderspitz should be brushed regularly to prevent matting.