Hybrid Breed

Border collie + Poodle


Border Collie and Poodle mix - a hybrid breed.

The best of both worlds! The Border Collie-Poodle mix is an energetic, intelligent dog that is great for families.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Border Collie-Poodle mix breed has a lean, athletic build and a dense, medium-length coat that is either curly or wavy. They typically weigh between 9 and 18 kg and have a shoulder height between 38 and 50 cm.

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

Possible character traits of Border Collie and Poodle mix - Such is probably his nature.

The Border Collie and Poodle mix is a popular designer dog that is a cross between the Border Collie and the Poodle. This combination results in a dog that is both intelligent and trainable, making it a good choice for active families. While the Border Collie mix is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, it is recognized by the Designer Breed Registry and the International Designer Canine Registry.

The appearance of the Border Collie-Poodle mix can vary greatly depending on which parent it more closely resembles. However, they are usually medium-sized dogs with wavy or curly coats. The coat is often a mixture of the black and white markings of the Border Collie and the solid colors of the Poodle.

Border Collie Poodles are very intelligent dogs that are easy to train. They are also very active and need a lot of exercise. Due to their high energy level, they are not the best choice for first time dog owners. They are best suited for a home with children who are old enough to play with them, and for families who are active themselves.

If you are looking for a dog that is intelligent, active, and will be a loyal companion, the Border Collie-Poodle mix is a great choice for you!


  • responsive
  • persistent
  • active
  • energetic
  • educable
  • intelligent
  • concentrated
  • shrewd
  • funny
  • faithfully


  • Herding Dog
  • Working Dog
  • Sheepdog
  • Family Dog
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What diseases can affect Border Collie and Poodle mix.

There are several diseases known to affect Border Collie-Poodle mixes, but fortunately, many of these diseases are relatively rare. One of the most common health problems in this breed is hip dysplasia, a condition that causes dislocation of the hip joint. This can lead to pain and mobility problems that may require surgery to correct.

Other possible health problems include elbow dysplasia, congenital eye defects, von Willebrand disease (a bleeding disorder) and epilepsy. Border Collie Poodles may also be more prone to certain skin conditions such as allergies or hot spots.

In general, Border Collie Poodles are relatively robust and healthy dogs, especially compared to other popular breeds. With proper care and nutrition, they can live a long, happy life with their family.

The Border Collie-Poodle mix breed has a dense, medium-length coat that is black and white in color. The coat is slightly wavy and has a soft, fluffy texture. The breed's coat is easy to maintain and does not require much grooming.

Fur length medium
Fur flat coated - curly
Ear shape Standing Ears - Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy slim, sporty
Size ♀ 45 - 60 cm
Weight ♀ 12 - 28 kg
Size ♂ 45 - 60 cm
Weight ♂ 14 - 28 kg
Suitable For -
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Epilepsy

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

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

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

  • A Border Collie-Poodle mix is a mixed breed dog created by crossing a Border Collie with a Poodle.

  • Border Collie and Poodle mixes can range from small to large, depending on the size of the parents.

  • Border Collie and Poodle mixes are usually very intelligent, active and friendly dogs. They often excel in obedience and agility competitions.

  • Border Collie and Poodle mixes need lots of exercise and should have an active lifestyle. They often enjoy activities such as swimming, fetch and Frisbee.

  • Border Collie and Poodle mixes need regular grooming to maintain their coat. They should be brushed a few times a week and may need occasional clipping or trimming.

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