Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the intelligence and high energy level of a Border Collie mixed with the traits of another dog breed? Well, today we have something special for you - a detailed overview of 22 hybrid or mixed breed varieties of the BorderCollie.
Each Border Collie hybrid has its unique characteristics, which are created by combining the parent breeds. Sometimes the hybrid gets the agility and intelligence of the Border Collie and the looks of the other breed. Sometimes it is a balanced blend of the two. It is always exciting to discover the unique characteristics of each mix.
- Border Collie Pyrenees
- Shepherd Border Collie
- Miniature Border Schnollie
- Border Pom
- American Bulldog Border Collie
- Parson Border Collie
- Appenzell Border
- Italian Border Greyollie
- Border Springer
- English Borsetter Collie
- Border collie Lakeland
- Tyrolean Bracke Collie Mix
- Border Collie Munsterlander Mix
- Border collie Britt
- Border Collie Husky Mix
- Border Jack
- Ski Border
1. Golden border retriever: Border collie and Golden Retriever mix
The Golden Border Retriever is a charming blend of the affectionate Golden Retriever and the clever Border Collie. This breed is likely to be very friendly, intelligent and outgoing, making them excellent family dogs. Their coats could be medium to long with the golden color of the Golden Retriever or the varied colors of the Border Collie. They need lots of exercise and mental stimulation and are likely to be very trainable.
2. Bordernese: Bernese mountain dog and Border collie mix
The Bordernese is a large and impressive hybrid that combines the sturdy Bernese Mountain Dog with the smart Border Collie. These dogs are likely to be both physically strong and mentally agile, with a friendly and outgoing temperament. They could inherit the thick, multi-colored coat of the Bernese Mountain Dog, as well as the distinctive face of the Border Collie. As hard-working and eager learners, they need both physical and mental stimulation and are well suited to active families.
3. Border dog: Border collie and Dachshund mix
The mix of Border Collie and Dachshund, known as a Border Hound, is likely a small to medium sized dog with the long body of the Dachshund and the intelligent expression of the Border Collie. These dogs could come in a variety of coat colors and lengths and are likely to be very smart and curious. They could be well suited for families or individuals looking for an active and intelligent companion.
4. Borador: Border collie Labrador Mix
The Borador is a popular mix that combines the friendly Labrador Retriever with the energetic Border Collie. These dogs are likely to be medium to large in size with a short to medium length coat that can come in a variety of colors. They are known for their intelligence, friendliness and activity, making them excellent family dogs. The Borador is likely easy to train and is well suited for dog sports or as a companion dog.
5. Border Aussie: Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix
The Border Aussie is a mix of the Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie, two breeds known for their intelligence and ability to work. This medium to large dog could inherit the dense, multi-colored coat of the Australian Shepherd and the energy and intelligence of the Border Collie. These dogs are active, intelligent, and eager workers that are well suited for dog sports, herding, or as attentive family dogs.
6. Bodacion: Dalmatian and Border collie mix
The combination of Border Collie and Dalmatian results in the unique Bodacion. These dogs are likely to be medium to large in size with the distinctive spotted coat of the Dalmatian. They are active, intelligent and friendly and could be well suited for active families or individuals looking for a lively and intelligent companion.
7. Border Heeler: Australian Cattle Dog and Border Collie mix
The Border Heeler is an energetic and intelligent hybrid that comes from the Border Collie and the Australian Cattle Dog. This mix is known for its strength and stamina, making them ideal working dogs. Since both parent breeds are herding dogs, the Border Heeler often inherits the strong herding instinct and needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Visually, they may have the characteristics of both breeds, with a medium to large body size, dense coat, and possibly the distinctive blue or brown eyes of the Australian Cattle Dog.
8. Afghan Collie: Afghan Greyhound and Border Collie mix
The Afghan Collie is a unique blend of the majestic Afghan Hound and the energetic Border Collie. This hybrid can inherit the speed and elegance of the Afghan Hound and the intelligence and energy of the Border Collie. Their coats can be long and silky, like the Afghan Hound, and they can come in a variety of colors. They are likely to be high energy and require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.
9. English Borsetter Collie: Border Collie and English Setter mix
The Border Collie and English Setter mix known as the English Borsetter Collie is a charming and lively breed. With the calm, even-tempered nature of the English Setter and the high energy and intelligence of the Border Collie, this mixed breed is likely to be a joy for active families. They may inherit the long, silky coat of the English Setter or the thicker, wavy coat of the Border Collie, and their color can vary greatly. They are likely to be friendly, intelligent, and need regular exercise.
10. Italian Border Greyollie: Border Collie and Italian Wind Chime Mix
The Italian Border Greyollie is a hybrid of the Border Collie and the Italian Greyhound. This breed combines the grace and speed of the Italian Wind Chime with the intelligence and high energy level of the Border Collie. This hybrid is likely to be slender and agile, with a small to medium size. Their coat could be short to medium length, and they could have a wide range of colors. They will likely need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, and could be a good match for active individuals or families.
11. Border Collie Cocker: Border collie and Cocker spaniel mix
This mixed breed combines the energetic and intelligent Border Collie with the lovable and happy Cocker Spaniel. The Border Collie Cocker is likely to be very energetic and needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. His coat may combine the length and curliness of the Cocker Spaniel with the density of the Border Collie. This dog is likely to be very social and friendly, making it a great companion for families.
12. Border Jack: Border Collie and Jack Russell Terrier mix
The Border Jack is a combination of the energetic Border Collie and the fearless Jack Russell Terrier. He is known for his intelligence and courage. These dogs are small to medium in size with a thick, smooth coat that can come in many different colors. They need a lot of physical and mental stimulation and are very capable of learning. Their lively personality and tireless energy make them an ideal companion for active people or families.
13. American Bulldog Border Collie mix
This unusual mix combines the powerful American Bulldog with the agile Border Collie. The resulting hybrid is likely to be a large, muscular dog with the dense, medium-length coat of the Border Collie. He could combine the relaxed, friendly nature of the American Bulldog with the energy and intelligence of the Border Collie. This mixed breed could prove to be a wonderful family dog, suitable for both play and cuddling on the sofa.
14. Miniature Border Schnollie: Border Collie and Miniature Schnauzer mix
The Miniature Border Schnollie, a combination of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Border Collie, brings together two very different breeds. They are probably medium sized, but inherit the more compact stature of the Miniature Schnauzer. They may have the thick eyebrows and beard of the Schnauzer and the denser coat of the Collie. These dogs are likely to be intelligent, bold, and full of energy, and need plenty of physical and mental stimulation.
15. Border Schnollie: Border Collie and Giant Schnauzer mix
The Border Schnollie, a mix of the Border Collie and the Giant Schnauzer, is likely to be a large, powerful dog that combines the energy of the Border Collie with the strength and alertness of the Giant Schnauzer. His coat could be long and thick, and he could inherit the Schnauzer's prominent eyebrows and beard. These dogs are likely to be very intelligent and protective, and they are well suited for active families or as working dogs.
16. Borgi: Border Collie and Corgi mix
The Borgi mix brings together the best of the playful Corgi and the intelligent Border Collie. This mix is likely to be small to medium in size with short legs and a long body, similar to a Corgi but with the denser coat and distinctive features of a Border Collie. They are likely to be smart, active and very loving, making them wonderful companions.
17. Border Pom: Border Collie and Dwarf Spitz mix
The Border Pom, a mix of the Border Collie and the Miniature Spitz, is likely a small to medium sized dog with the fluffy coat of the Miniature Spitz and the distinctive face of the Border Collie. These dogs are likely to be very intelligent, friendly and full of energy. Their need for physical and mental stimulation is likely to be high, and they are best suited for active families or individuals.
18. Border Sheepdog: Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog mix
A combination of Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog, the Border Sheepdog is a small to medium sized dog known for its intelligence and eagerness. With the long, thick coat that is typical of both parent breeds, these dogs could be a range of colors. They are likely to be friendly, intelligent and full of energy, making them wonderful companions for active individuals or families.
19. Border Collie Lakeland: Border Collie and Lakeland Terrier mix
The Border Collie and Lakeland Terrier mix, known as the Border Collie Lakeland, is likely a medium-sized dog that inherits both the energy and intelligence of the Border Collie and the tenacity and courage of the Lakeland Terrier. With their short to medium length coats, these dogs can come in a variety of colors. They are likely to be active, adaptive animals that need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
20. Border Point: Border Collie and English Pointer mix
The Border Point mix, a combination of Border Collie and English Pointer, is likely to be a tall, lean dog known for its speed and endurance. They may inherit the short, smooth coat of the English Pointer and the distinctive facial mask of the Border Collie. These dogs are likely to be very active, intelligent and easy to train, making them great companions for active families or hunting enthusiasts.
21. Bordoodle: Border Collie and Poodle Mix
The Bordoodle is a charming mixed breed that combines the intelligence and energy of the Border Collie with the playfulness and curly coat of the Poodle. These dogs are usually medium-sized and can have a variety of coat colors, often with the characteristic curls of the Poodle. Bordoodles are intelligent, friendly and active, which makes them great family dogs. They need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation and are usually very trainable.
22. Ski-border: American Eskimo Dog and Border Collie mix
The Ski-Border combines the fluffy American Eskimo Dog with the smart and active Border Collie. These dogs are likely to be medium-sized with thick, white fur similar to that of the American Eskimo Dog. They are likely to be very intelligent and active, with a friendly and outgoing personality. The Ski Border is likely to be a great family dog, well suited for active families or individuals.
Border Collie mixes combine the intelligence, agility, and hard-working temperament of the Border Collie with the unique characteristics of other dog breeds. These mixes can range widely in size, coat color and texture, and possess different temperaments and abilities.
Some of these mixes, such as the Border Heeler, Borador and Border Aussie, emphasize the working ability and intelligence of the Border Collie. Other mixes, such as the Afghan Collie, Border Springer, and Golden Border Retriever, might focus more on the appearance and charisma of the animal.
Some mixes, like the Border Newfie and Border Collie Bernard, bring the size and loving character of larger breeds to the mix, while others, like the Border Pom and Border Hound, bring out the size and character of smaller breeds.
Whether as family dogs, guard dogs, working dogs or therapy dogs, these mixes offer a rich variety of options for dog lovers. However, the exact personality, appearance, and abilities of each mixed breed dog can vary, as they depend on the specific characteristics of the parent breeds. Some we could introduce you to in this blog post, while others you can find on our overview page linked below. There you can view all the different hybrid Border Collie mixes and learn more about their appearance and temperament.
The popularity of Border Collie hybrids reflects the versatility and appeal of the Border Collie as a breed, and allows breeders and owners to find dogs with specific characteristics and abilities that suit their individual needs and desires.