How old is my 8 year old Border Collie?
We recently adopted an “8-year-old” dog and when we took him to our vet, he said the dog is probably closer to 10 years old and is most likely a border collie/retriever/lab mix. We were aware of several tumors on the dog’s abdomen but the vet also found one on one of the hind legs, as well as arthritis in both front legs.
How old should a collie X lab mix be?
A dog of that mix is not particularly elderly at ten. Collie x lab crossbreeds are often fairly longlived and may get to 15 or even older. I would however disagree with the previous answer which recommends high-impact exercise using a chuckit and tennis balls.
Can a 9 year old collie play fetch?
It also puts a lot of strain on the cruciate ligament (I speak from bitter experience here: I was fostering a 9 year old collie cross dog for a rescue: he loved playing fetch, so we played lots of exciting chuckit games with him. He damaged his cruciate and required expensive surgery followed by hydrotherapy.
Where can I buy a Border Collie tennis ball?
Border Collies are a working breed, and often run many miles/day. If your dog likes to chase a tennis ball, an easy solution is to buy a new chuck-it, and a box of used tennis balls (don’t bother with the chuck-it balls) off of eBay or a similar site.
How to adopt a New York border collie?
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Is there such a thing as a Border Collie lab mix?
Both Labs and Borders have been around for quite some time, but crossbreeds were noticed about 20 years ago. With the continuous rise of hybrids, mating the two pure breeds would make the hassle-free family dog. Unlike other popular mixes like Labradoodles, only a few are as reliable and impressive like the Labracollie.
What’s the life expectancy of a Border Collie?
Borders have an average life expectancy of 13 years and 12 years for Labs. Therefore, the average lifespan for the Border Collie Lab mix is around 10 to 13 years, but they can live up to 15 years or more, depending on how well they were cared for.
How big is Max the border collie mix?
Meet Max. He is a two year old, 40 pound Border Collie mix and is looking for a loving family to join. Due to the… » Read more » Athena is a 56 lb, 1.5 year old Lab/Border Collie mix.