Species group: Herding Group dogs
The Border Collie is highly regarded as one of the world's most intelligent dogs. Developed to herd sheep in the highland areas on the border between Scotland and England, this breed needed to be cooperative, intelligent, agile, and hardy. As a result, this dog thrives on working hard for hours on end.
Unfortunately, the same traits that make for a superior working dog can make this breed impractical for the busy working family. If you're gone long hours at work, if you'd like to just come home and put your feet up on the sofa after a long day, you may soon bore this energetic breed out of its skull. And a bored, highly intelligent Border Collie can figure out all kinds of ways to get out and cause trouble.
Border Collie Appearance / health:
The Border Collie resembles a lightly built Australian Shepherd without a bob-tail. The body is slightly longer than it is high. The skull is wide and has a distinct stop. The muzzle tapers down to a black nose. The ears are half-erect, and the oval eyes are generally dark brown, except in merles where one or more eyes may be blue. The teeth meet in a scissor bite. The tail reaches to the hock; it is sometimes raised, but is never carried over the back.
Border Collies need regular combing and brushing to maintain their coat in good condition. They are bathed or dry shampooed only when necessary. The ears and coat may need to be checked regularly for ticks. Extra care may be needed when the soft, dense undercoat is shedding. Rough-coated dogs develop thick undercoats in winter, which require combing out in summer. Teeth need cleaning, and toenails clipping.
Border Collies require a good amount of exercise. They require both mental and physical stimulation in order to be happy.
Border Collies are generally hardy. However, individuals may suffer from hip dysplasia (deformation of hip joints leading to lameness), progressive retinal atrophy (degeneration of retina causing visual impairment), and an eye disease common to Collies known as collie eye anomaly. Border Collies are also allergic to fleas. Specimens may also be prone to epilepsy and deafness. Border Collies may also be prone to a disease known as neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, a type of lysosomal storage disorder that results in accumulation of lysosomal storage bodies in the cells of many tissues of the affected animal. This leads to progressive neurodegeneration (degeneration of brain and eye cells), resulting in severe neurological impairment and an early death.
Border Collie Behavior / temperament:
The Border Collie is an intelligent and responsive breed. They have energy and stamina, and require lots of attention, extensive daily exercises, and are ideal for those who wish to compete in dog sporting events. The Border Collie has extraordinary instinct and reasoning abilities. They excel at working without commands and out of sight of the master.
This breed needs early socialization to prevent shyness. Border Collies respond to training methods that use praise.
Because of the herding instinct, some Border Collies may feel a compulsive need to escape and chase cars or to snap at small "herdable" beings like your children.
They are mostly quiet dogs. Barking is not very common in Border Collies; they usually bark only when they are bored or feel neglected.
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A great dog for experienced dog owners
I love border collies. They are probably my favorite breed to own. But they don't come without their challenges. They are super smart, so require "jobs" to do. They can't be left alone for too long and love interaction. They are bred to be herding dogs, so in an ideal world, every border collie would have a herd of sheep to take care of. But since most of us don't have one in our backyard, it's up to us keep their minds engaged. Puzzle type toys where a treat gets dispensed may keep them busy for short periods of time. They can be a little nippy around small children and may nip heels to get you moving. Ours have even herded our cats from room to room, which the cats don't entirely appreciate. For the most part, they are not couch potatoes and will require daily exercise. They do love long walks and hikes as well as playing fetch. They come in a short hair variety, which do shed like crazy but won't get mats like the long coated variety may..
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Two main underlying causes of gastroesophageal reflux are recent anesthesia and chronic vomiting, which can be caused by a number of different conditions like chronic gastritis or gastroenteritis, chronic pancreatitis, food allergies, lympangiectasia, parasites, inflammatory bowel disease etc. Dogs suffering from chronic gastritis and duodenitis, which aren't caused by allergens, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, acute and chronic pancreatitis and lymphangiectasia (if you use low fat i/d), liver disease, and dogs who don't have a particular diagnosis, but have a "sensitive stomach" will benefit the most from this diet. In cases of metabolic and endocrine diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, food allergies, intestinal obstruction, foreign bodies, etc. this type of diet wont be much help, though it's always useful for your dog to eat something which is more digestible when they have GI problems. Foods which are easy to digest move faster through the GI tract and induce less acid production, thus helping the healing process, by reducing the acid production and further damage, as well as reducing the time GI tracts spends digesting food so it can have more time to heal. Hill's I/D and other commercial "gastro-intestinal" diets have been tailored according to research suggesting level of nutrients best for management of GI inflammation. Besides the composition of the diet there are few other factors which can be beneficial. Wet foods are better, and even better if they've been heated to 20-38°C. Also small and more frequent meals work better then just one big meal. .
From Vuk Ignjic DVM 159 days ago
The importance of socialization
As it is for us human beings, socializing in the early stages of our lives is extremely important for our growth and self esteem. The most important thing is to make sure that your puppy has had enough socialization and to ensure that it wasn’t taken away too soon from his litter. Often puppies, especially when for sale, are taken away from their mother and siblings way too soon. If this is not your case and your puppy was brought up following the right guidelines, make sure to provide him with the right amount of socialization time. One of the most effective ways to do so is to take him to a puppy day care. Here your puppy will be followed and looked after by a team of experts and dog trainers. Depending on the set up and environment of the day care, I recommend a minimum age of 3 months when you first bring your puppy to day care. Very important is to take it easy at the beginning: once or twice a week, for the first month at least, should be enough for your puppy, in order to give him time to adapt and get used to the day care. Most puppies will love it and they will learn from other dogs, with help of the trainers, with regard to how to behave, play and have fun. .
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