Will a border collie protect you?

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Generally border collie are not much of a guarding breed, they do good in shepherd stuff, but protection is not a forte, she might bark at the intruder but might not bite them.

But you must know that collies are highly intelligent and can be trained to do practically anything.

So, to answer the question of whether a Border Collie will protect you or not, that depends on the level of protection you need… But we do know Border Collies are extremely intelligent and can be trained to do almost anything. So, with extensive training, one might be able to be trained to attack a human.

If your Border Collie has run away one too many times, it may be time to step up and take action.

By nature, Border Collies are highly intelligent, sensitive, and eager to please but they are also one of the most challenging to live with.


19 to 22 inches tall

Size. Males stand 19 to 22 inches tall and weigh 35 to 45 pounds. Females stand 18 to 21 inches and weigh 30 to 40 pounds.

Border Collie Lifespan Average.

The average life expectancy of a Border Collie is 12 years.

Their average overall range is between 10-14 but in some cases, they can live to be around 17.

Every puppy grows at a different rate, but you can expect most Border Collies to weigh more than 20 pounds at six months. Male Border Collies puppies will likely weigh between 20 and 25 pounds, while female will be between 18 and 22 pounds.
General advice is a puppy will begin to settle down from ages 2 to 3. Border Collies however are a different kettle of fish! Some owners have seen their BC settle down from 4 to 5 years of age, while other owners say their 10-year-old is still acting like they're 6-months old.
Puppies are often born with pink noses. Depending on their breed, it's likely they will outgrow this stage, and their nose will darken over time until it's completely black.
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