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Border Collie Club of Victoria inc.

Buying a Puppy

When thinking about adding a Border Collie to your family
new owners should consider some of the following points.

1. Is this the right breed?
2. Why buy this kind of pup?
3. A bitch or a dog?
4. When to purchase a pup?
5. What does the prospective buyer look for when viewing pups?
6. What help is offered to the new owner?
7. What colours do they come in?

Border Collie
Breed Standard

View breed standards, the guidelines which describe the ideal characteristics, temperament, and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential. 

Border Collie
Extended Bred Standard

A breed standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament, and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be mindful of features which could be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. 


Health

Health problems have at times occurred within the breed therefore it is recommended if there are tests available, have your dog/s tested. 


Colours

The recognised colours of border collies are as follows:
Black, Blue, Red, Chocolate, Blue, Merle, Tri-Colour