Can a female dog be intact?
Intact female dogs can develop a life-threatening infection of the uterus called pyometra. Signs of this include reduced energy, not wanting to eat, fever, drinking a lot of water, and discharge of pus visible under the tail or on bedding. Affected dogs may have some or all of these symptoms.
What happens if you don’t fix your dog?
From a health perspective, male dogs that aren’t neutered can develop serious infections of the prostate, as well as testicular cancer and tumors, which can require invasive and expensive surgery. Unspayed female dogs can also cause a whole other set of problems — one big one being that they can get pregnant.
What’s the average age of a Border Collie?
This is a breed that lives an average of about 12 years, which means you’ll have a long time with yours if you get him as a puppy. However, because the border collie has such an exuberant personality and so much excitement as a young dog, it’s really difficult for many dog owners to see the changes that come with age in this breed.
When do you start to notice behavioral changes in a Border Collie?
That’s what makes it particularly difficult when you begin noticing changes in your dog’s behavior as he or she grows older. This is a breed that lives an average of about 12 years, which means you’ll have a long time with yours if you get him as a puppy.
When to take a Border Collie to the vet?
It’s when you notice this type of behavior is becoming a pattern with your older dog that you will want to make a trip to the vet to discuss your options and what to do to ensure that your dog maintains a good relationship with your family. Old age seems to slow everyone down; not just your border collie.
Is the Border Collie a high drive dog?
He is a high drive dog, which is good because we compete in frisbee & also do frisbee shows with our other two dogs. He also loves frisbee. He was at a training class & two dogs ganged up on him, nipped at him.
What is the life span of a border collie mix?
The Australian Shepherd Border Collie Mix breed has a lifespan of between 10 and 14 years, but some can live up to 16 years of age.
How big do Border Collies get?
Border collies range between 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing between 25 and 55 pounds. Males grow larger than females.
How much does a border collie puppy weigh?
Known as a medium-sized breed, the border collie weighs between 30 and 45 pounds full-grown. As they’re born weighing less than a pound, border collies undergo a near-miraculous transformation of height and weight.