Is a Border Collie Right for Me? (Quiz)

Are you wondering if a border collie is the right dog for you?

Border collies are amazing dogs that make amazing pets, but for some people, they just might not be a perfect match. They require lots of daily exercise, attention, and care. They are the smartest breed of dog and when they don’t get the stimulation they need, it shows.

If you are wondering whether or not a border collie is right for you, then take this quiz to find out!

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23 thoughts on “Is a Border Collie Right for Me? (Quiz)”

  1. My boarder is 14 months now . Yes I know he’s a collie lol . But any advice to take the chassing out of him he a good recall but easily distracted to birds . Iv tried everything for 10 months now . Help would be appreciated. I have had collies befor. Thanks

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  2. I was lucky enough to have my shepherd border collie mix for 13 years. He was a certified therapy dog and worked with me at the hospital for most of his life. Dutch was like a miniature human. He was smart, quirky, fund and serious. I will never have another dog with such a great personality….

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    • Aw, Dutch sounds like he was a great dog. Collies are truly like little miniature humans with their own unique personalities!

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  3. I have a border collie, he is so cute and sweet, he will listen to me when training, he is very obedient for me however when my husband and I are driving and he gets frightened he tries to get to my husband who is driving, he will not allow me to console him he gets aggressive and attacks me and bites me how do I get him to trust me enough to comfort him as well?

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    • Hi Donna, have you considered that he might be scared in the car? If it is an issue then you should try putting him in his crate in the car or just don’t bring him along at all. I think it takes a lot of time, patience, and work to get him to trust you once he is fight or flight mode. I have a hard time with it as well, so I just do what I can to avoid putting my bc in those kinds of situations.

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  4. Hi Austin, thanks for your brilliant posts, just what I had been looking for. We have a 19mth old border collie Yogi Bear and his pet hate is joggers, if he sees them in the park he chases after them trying to nip them. so therefore we now walk him on a long leash which is a shame as we cant play catch or let him run free, but the puzzling thing is on the leash he doesnt bother them at all he just ignores them and carries on sniffing or whatever .

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    • Very interesting, Terrie! My pup seems to hate anything that moves on wheels LOL. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, you name it.

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  5. I love border collies and I have just persuaded my mum and dad that it is a good idea to get one. Any tips for looking after it?

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  6. I might be getting a border collie soon… and I am totally able to care for it, and look forward to doing agility, disc, rally, etc. But i also go to school, and even though I will be getting him/her in the summer, I’m worried about separation anxiety or destructive behavior. Have any tips?

    My current dog is a border/golden mix.

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  7. I have a chocolate brown and white Border Collie named Coco,
    Vanilla and white Border Collie named Bear,
    and a black and white Border Collie named Amy.
    I’m also getting a Blue Merle Border Collie.
    They’re just the best breed ever!

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  8. My Border Collie, “Magraw” is a beautiful black and white, and is undoubtedly the smartest pet / companion I have ever owned!!!

    When I was growing up my parents were always very fond of German Shepards. Having had a lot of experience with both breeds, I wouldn’t trade my BC for a whole pack of Shepard’s.

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  9. I have a 14 month border. She is a lot of fun, we play frisbee every morning, long walk in the afternoon, and she has an lighted harness that we put on her at dark. We let her run while we follow. We live at the beach so there is little traffic, she runs full out till we get home. The only issue is that she will growl and bark and try to attack any other dog nearby when she is on leash. It makes some walks a challenge. How do we solve this?

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    • That’s her trying to herd the other dogs. It’s in her blood and it just takes time and training to work out of her. Honestly, mine still does it sometimes too. There are a lot of articles on the border collie forums about it. boards.bordercollie.org

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