Are tri colored border collies rare?
In Border Collies, tri color is less common. Both parents have to pass on a copy of the tri color gene for it to be expressed in the offspring. The most common tri colored Border Collie is black, tan and white. However, we can also see very rare combinations, such as lilac tri color or slate merle tri color.
How long do tri color collies live?
Collies typically live from 12 to 14 years and are as a rule healthy, but after doing their research prospective buyers should ask questions of breeders and have an understanding of what health guarantees can be provided.
How big should a border collie be at 3 months?
Male Border Collie Growth and Weight Chart
|3 mo.||10-15 lb.|
|4 mo.||13-18 lb.|
|5 mo.||17-22 lb.|
|6 mo.||20-25 lb.|
How much should a male border collie weight at 6 months?
Border Collie weight chart by age
|Age||Weight in pounds (lbs)|
What is the rarest border collie color?
Always well-regarded for their stunning intelligence and affectionate nature, border collies sport beautiful coats, typically in black and white. The “lilac” border collie is rarest of all.
What is the lifespan of a smooth collie?
12 – 15 years
Smooth Collie/Life span
What is a healthy weight for a border collie?
Male: 14–20 kg
Female: 12–19 kg
Can a blue merle Collie be a collie?
This is considered a stem cell disorder and is often missed because it causes discoloration that mimics the popular but rare Blue-Merle Collie color. Because of the high intelligence level and patient learning ability, a novice owner should do fine with the Collie.
What’s the average life span of a collie?
This is a medium size dog breed that weighs 25 to 55 pounds and will stand 12 to 25 inches at the withers. The average life expectancy of a healthy Collie is 10 to 14 years. Collies come in two types – rough and smooth.
What kind of dog is a Border Collie?
The AKC recognizes a specific breed of dog as “Collie”, but the fact is that there are many breeds considered to be Collies that do not carry the actual name. Some of the easily recognized other forms of this type of canine are the American “Rough Collie” and the British “Border Collie”, both exceptional herding breeds.
Is the Grey Collie a healthy dog breed?
The Collie is a generally healthy dog breed, but should be screened for certain genetic disorders like all dogs. One of the main genetic concerns with the breed is canine Cyclic Neutropenia, also known as Grey Collie Syndrome.