How much does it cost to buy a Border Collie?

How much does it cost to buy a Border Collie?

What is the price of a Border Collie puppy? A Border Collie puppy from reputable breeders will cost around $600 to $1,200 on average depending on the breeder’s location and reputation. Show quality Border Collie puppies from champion lineage may cost you up to $4,500.

What should I look for when buying a Border Collie?

Questions to Ask when buying a Pedigree Border Collie Puppy

  • How long have you been breeding Border Collies and what other breeds have you bred?
  • Does this breed have any congenital defects?
  • Do you carry out genetic testing for TNS, CEA and CL?
  • Do you have the puppy’s parents and can I meet them?

Do Border Collies shed?

Border Collies have a thick double coat made up of a warm, downy under layer and a more weather-resistant outer layer. Each coat type is typically considered to shed a moderate amount. They don’t shed as much as a German Shepherd, but they’ll shed more than a Poodle.

Can a border collie be a house dog?

Border Collies can make good family pets, but only for those dogs that do not have the intense herding instincts and for the families prepared to deal with the ramifications of this behavior. To a Border Collie, a child is basically a sheep without much wool – a sheep in wolf’s (kids) clothing if you will.

How do I choose a Border Collie breeder?

Choose a reputable breeder with good references and is knowledgable about Border Collies. One who genetically tests for inheriant diseases and hip scores their dogs. Be sure to view those records.

Should we get a Border Collie?

If you’re active, with lots of space at your place (like a big backyard or farm), and can give your pet lots of love and attention, then a Border Collie could be right for you. Their mental health is in constant need of stimulation, so they can channel that energy and intelligence into active pursuits.