When border collies and terriers are bred together, it’s hard to know what will happen because a mixed breed dog can take on many of the traits of either parent breed. Even though these breeds don’t look much alike and were bred for different reasons, they do share some traits that can give clues about how a mixed breed might look and act.
Border collies were first made to take care of sheep. Even though they no longer work and are just kept as pets, they still act like they are herding. People know them for being smart and good at sports. Border collies are one of the best breeds for sports, agility, and obedience training.
This dog is about medium size and has a thick double coat. Most border collies are black and white, but they also come in a variety of other colours. It is not a good dog for a lazy person because it needs a lot of exercise. Border collies need to be kept busy to keep them from getting bored and doing bad things.
Most of the time, they are good with older kids and dogs, and some of them are even good with cats. This is a sensitive breed that does best when raised with people and other pets from a young age. Border collies need firm training because they can become bossy or aggressive.
Male border collies are usually between 30 and 45 pounds and 19 to 22 inches tall at the shoulders. Women are between 18 and 21 inches tall and weigh between 27 and 42 pounds.
Some things are the same about all of the different kinds of terriers. They were taught to act on their own, just like border collies. That means they can be stubborn and need a strong human leader to take charge of the pack. Their first job was to get rid of pests. Terriers still love to chase small animals, and when they do, they often dig holes.
Terriers are also like border collies in that they are high-energy dogs that need a lot of exercise every day. People like terriers because they are happy, playful, and caring. Because they are always on guard, these breeds make great guard dogs. Terriers of the same gender sometimes fight, and they are not known for liking cats. Terriers usually love to play with children.
The hair on many terrier breeds is wiry. Some have coats that are smooth and curly. The sizes of the different breeds vary, but most are either small or medium.