Breed Profile

Border Collie

Border Collie
Border Collie
Border Collie
Border Collie
Border Collie
The Border Collie has its origins in the border country between England and Scotland. It has been adopted as an Australian working dog because of its outstanding qualities as a sheepdog.


These clever working dogs will often live to 12 years of age, but cared for with the right nutrition Border Collies can live up to 14 years.


The Border Collie is highly intelligent with an instinctive tendency to work and is very responsive to training. These dogs make keen, alert, loyal and sensitive companions. As well as being loving family pets they excel at obedience, agility and tracking, and make great sheepdogs. They are "people dogs" and so need to interact within the family.


A Border Collie will enjoy having another dog for company (preferably the opposite sex). Because of this breed's natural herding instinct, small pets that tend to run away may find themselves continually being herded into whatever area your Border Collie has designated for them. If you live on an area of land you will need to have a run made to restrain your dog when it is home alone, especially at night, as it will consider your neighbour's stock perfect for chasing.


Border Collies are double-coated dogs with a short thick undercoat and a moderately long medium textured topcoat. They are easy to groom if cared for on a regular basis. Weekly combing and brushing is needed to remove dead coat and to avoid problems when moulting.

If you are not prepared to exercise your Border Collie regularly then this is not the dog for you. A walk each morning and evening is a must to keep this dog fit and happy.

Please take note:
A Border Collie's strong in-built herding instinct can quickly turn into a dangerous chasing habit if not curbed. Because they are tempted to round up any moving object, this can include traffic – so train your dog to understand that "traffic herding" is not allowed.


Because Border Collies grow so quickly and are extremely active, they are usually too "full on" for very young children and elderly folk. Their herding instinct can also make them a problem for the young.


If you have decided that the Border Collie is the dog for you and you are prepared to devote the time needed to properly train it, contact one of the groups listed below:

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
John and Kate Valk Khayoz VIC Contact
Tracey Lamb Fidelis QLD Contact
Leanne Irvine Hotnote WA Contact
Sandra Brennan Finealta NSW Contact
Nadia Attridge Classicyds QLD Contact
Noel and Maureen Kay Trumagic QLD Contact
Terry and Wilcher Taerlin NSW Contact
Debbie Jenner Timatosha QLD Contact
Robyn Attard Konavan NSW Contact
lauren somers Nahrof NSW Contact
Melissa and Brett Farrell Benshiva NSW Contact
Wendy Richardson Sanpasho TAS Contact
Suzanne Chandler Talquah QLD Contact
Donna Schmelitschek Dreamwood NSW Contact
C/- Linda Ward Mystiqview Border Collies QLD Contact
Gail Ingersoll Ingenue NSW Contact
Sally Puglisi Oakblu QLD Contact
Teresa Bailey Tehya ACT Contact
Catherine Mullen Bellcraige NSW Contact
Patricia Bode Sharnimaine Border Collies And Golden Retreivers Australian Capital Territory Contact
Vincent Cavarra Kiradowns VIC Contact
narrelle wilkinson cyndeebordercollies NSW Contact
Norma crawford KINNABI NSW Contact
Donna Wilson Delgany QLD Contact
Lauren Mitchell Harvellie SA Contact
Veronica Caton Mukkerdowns NSW Contact
Jennifer Bayliss Libertybrook NSW Contact
Melinda McCarthy Borregoperro TAS Contact
Lisa Kaddatz Agislepaws QLD Contact
Sarah Dodds Borderquest WA Contact
Paula Wachtel Tookurra SA Contact
Claire Scarlett Kirramurray NSW Contact
Therese Kropman Apriltaine NSW Contact
Kirsty Green Tyinpi QLD Contact
Dianne Street Echointime Border Collies QLD Contact
debbie everson hembold TAS Contact
sharyn le page ozziedust QLD Contact
Kim Smith Littleeden NSW Contact
petrea riley baramewe QLD Contact
anne freebairn truckaluck QLD Contact
Lorna Piper Nyanga VIC Contact
Andrew Rofe chocjade QLD Contact
Jacquie Johns Waveney SA Contact
Jessica Phillips JEZMIC WA Contact
Louise Stonehouse Chocabloc QLD Contact
Toni Daly Terrabella NSW Contact
Robyn Evans Winpara WA Contact
Colleen Finch Mackim NSW Contact
Virginia Sheaves Portmac Border Collies NSW Contact
Pamela Thomasson Thomarose QLD Contact
Rowan McKeever Bordajoy NSW Contact
Kylie Leslie Trucharm QLD Contact
Della Kutzner Ammarin NSW Contact
Christine Jordison Beaumains NSW Contact
Rebecca Rose Winden QLD Contact
Tina Walker Duszah NSW Contact
Kellie Hamilton MaraKel border collies VIC Contact
Thea Parr Arajoel NSW Contact
Michelle Robeson BorderHaven NSW Contact
Brylie Vine Vinum SA Contact
Rachael Carroll Rivermaid NSW Contact
Sharryn Robertson Pawsonwater WA Contact
Emma Wilson Emagen VIC Contact
Erin Cooke Ameria SA Contact
Kayla Field Royalborda QLD Contact
Rachael James Celtic Circle VIC Contact
Trina Waddington Trinrod QLD Contact
Jessica Thurn Whatling-Thurn Clan NSW Contact
Madeline Nixon Bawsome QLD Contact
David Whaley SPRAYPOINT VIC Contact
Emma Hill Glentarella NSW Contact
Kim Collins Shatarbrai QLD Contact
Ambre Smith Noblestarzz WA Contact
Anika Rogers BORDERPOWER QLD Contact
kerrie o'halloran codebonnie NSW Contact
Susan Montgomery Ublong NSW Contact
Lucinda Lee Maroxhi QLD Contact
Deanne Sproles Mylawn QLD Contact
Greg Richens Gremaric QLD Contact
Kate Jan Glenine VIC Contact
Dee Klatt Kolorko QLD Contact
Anne Williams Timmally NSW Contact
Melanie Kelly Cumbeynd NSW Contact
Heather Bowditch Staybehind QLD Contact
Angela Sime fairenvy QLD Contact
Denise Perrett BOJEWEL VIC Contact
Jodie Crimmins Eryjor QLD Contact
Melinda Beckman BECKSBEST QLD Contact
Catherine Wales CatieStud QLD Contact
Jessica James Mathildapark VIC Contact
Carolyn dale Bellamiscela QLD Contact
Christine Northeast Shancris VIC Contact
Monica Bate Bordarose QLD Contact
Brett Farrell Benshiva NSW Contact
Brenda Gray Brenfurbabys NSW Contact
Lea-ann Gavel Taylea NSW Contact
Leanne Holman BlueUtopia QLD Contact
Candice Mostyn Wynnlake SA Contact
Ian Cottrell Turangawewi TAS Contact
helen hassing versityle VIC Contact
Natalie Woolley Ingomar SA Contact
Sheree Aylett Sherayle QLD Contact
Claire Jensen Edenbrae WA Contact
Leila Gravell cheneyjr TAS Contact
Sonia Smith Celtic Heart QLD Contact
melinda haley melncollie NSW Contact
Virginia Sheaves Portmac NSW Contact
Dawn Hawkins Bordasbydawn WA Contact
Jenni Timperley EYLESVIEW QLD Contact
Colleen Stewart Maincreek NSW Contact
Danielle & Peppi Inverno Sashdan VIC Contact
Peta and K J Ware Darcenve QLD Contact
Rae Koerber Airsent NSW Contact
Angela Jackson Sandyb QLD Contact
jennifer robertson NANAPAPA NSW Contact
Tim Schoof Pawsforever WA Contact
Jessica Brook-spong Taaffeite QLD Contact
Jim & Sue COOK Glenlion QLD Contact
Wade Steele Jawdenash QLD Contact
Kay Dawson Braeloch VIC Contact
Helen Museth Kelingrbec NSW Contact
Robyn Grima Birramalpark SA Contact
Taylah Holt Collinda QLD Contact
Sonja Gangell Southend kennels TAS Contact
Johanna Vos-Butler Clanabby QLD Contact
Joanne Symonds Uttercharm NSW Contact
Tanya Eley Bonikins QLD Contact
Tandy Giesenberg Breezeacres QLD Contact
Allison Glover Moystonhill VIC Contact
Valerie Trebble Stellaru QLD Contact
Joanne Stead Aybydan NSW Contact
Karen Hagarty Kaleasco WA Contact
Elizabeth (Beth) Reading JESZACIA QLD Contact
Courtney Butler Macanellam NSW Contact
Carly Milnthorpe Bordermiln QLD Contact
Helen McCormick Terramick QLD Contact
Katie Wahlheim BEECEE SA Contact
Alexa McKenzie Cambrae SA Contact
Karen Monk Maghera VIC Contact
Elizabeth Cosh Razincollies WA Contact
Clements Josephine Nomoor TAS Contact
Sean Elvin Bellaindle NSW Contact
brooke coombes TOTRBC QLD Contact
Glenda Hawdon CODELIDON NSW Contact
Mick & Lisa Carter BORDACROFT SA Contact
Shannon Farish Dreamworx NSW Contact
Peter Bannister BESTBUDDIES QLD Contact
Rebecca Wilson FLYNDREAM TAS Contact
Jacqueline Perrins Perrioak QLD Contact
Michelle Pollitt Barmewe QLD Contact
Heather Wright Cliodhna WA Contact
Jessica Dibnah Saradale QLD Contact
Susana Henderson Esperanzamia NSW Contact
Julie Huber Borderwaltz NSW Contact
Sharon Hannigan Neecabe NSW Contact
Cindy Bartlett jaylbro NT Contact
Sarah Waddingham Estrelea TAS Contact
sharon hansen Kyamme VIC Contact
Jill Leese Greyvale QLD Contact
kathy cowie Kekulana Australian Capital Territory Contact
Vanessa Bradley Moorlough NSW Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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