Border Collie Guide To Breeders:
Breeders are the key players in producing healthy, high quality puppies. They determine what traits will be included into their puppy’s genes. A breeder must have experience with breeding dogs and they need to possess good health insurance for their animals. There are many factors that go into deciding which dog breeders to choose from when it comes time to buy a new pet.
Here at the Border Collie Club of America (BCCA) we want to make sure that all prospective buyers are getting the very best possible deal. That means we do our research!
We’ve scoured the internet looking for the very best breeders so that you don’t have to. Our goal is to provide you with information about reputable breeders, so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not your new friend would be right for you.
When you buy a puppy from one of these breeders, you’re helping support responsible breeders. These breeders are working hard to produce healthy puppies and are committed to providing excellent care for them. If they aren’t, then they won’t get customers! So please check out the breeder’s website and read everything there is to know before making your purchase.
Do you have a breeder you’d like to recommend?
You can send us an email about them and help us to provide more information for other prospective buyers.
Benefits of Owning a Border Collie?
If you love dogs and you need a loyal, playful companion the border collie might be the right breed for you. Border collies are highly energetic and very active. They need to burn off that energy or they will make their own fun which may not be what you had in mind when you came home from work! The high level of activity required comes from the herding instinct bred into the dogs for hundreds of years. The instinct is still there even if your collie never sees a farm or sheep. Border collies need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation every day. Without it they will become destructive and let’s face it no one wants to come home to a destroyed sofa!
Many owners enjoy taking their dogs running or biking with them. Border collies love to run around and being included on these activities. Just be prepared for your dog to give you a lot of encouragement! Dogs that don’t get the mental and physical activity they need become bored and destructive.
A tired dog is a well behaved dog after all.
Border collies are very intelligent and learn new things quickly. They love to learn and excel at tasks that challenge them. If you want a dog that can learn dozens of commands or fancy tricks a border collie is a great choice. If you want a dog to just lie around the house and look pretty there are probably other breeds that fit that description better.
Border collies need something to do, if you’re going to leave them home alone all day make sure they have activities to keep them busy and challenge their brains.
You will never be alone with a border collie by your side. They are highly affectionate dogs who love the company of people. If you’re an extrovert you’ll get along great with a border collie. These dogs want to be wherever you are and will make sure you know it!
If you’re an introvert you may find their need for attention a little overwhelming. When they want your attention they want it right then and there, there is no waiting. The breed is also very good at reading human body language so if you ever seem annoyed or unhappy with them they will soon learn to leave you alone.
Appearance and personalities vary among individual dogs of course but these are the types of things you can expect when bringing a border collie into your life. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact us!
Why We Created This Website
We created this website to give you all the information you need to help you decide if a border collie will be the right pet for you and your family. We also have a ton of resources to help you when you get your new dog. For example once you get your puppy we will teach you how to train them and answer any questions you have.
We researched a lot of other websites about border collies and we found that they either didn’t provide enough information or they were trying to sell you a book or DVD in the process of giving you “information”. We don’t want to sell you anything, we just want to help you decide if a border collie is the right pet for you and provide you with some resources to help you continue your newfound relationship with this amazing breed of dog.
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