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Borador Breed Summary
High-Energy, Intelligent, Athletic, Caring and Loyal
Boradors are a cross between a Border Collie and a Labrador and are well known for their high intelligence and energy levels, all traits carried down form the parent breed. Because of this, they are fairly easy to train, which paired with their eagerness to please, makes them a fine choice for a family pet!
They radiate happiness, love and joy with their affectionate personalities. Because of this, they get along with everyone, whether that be children, strangers and other animals!
Fun Fact: These guys are very adaptable and can live in an apartment or house, so long as they get plenty of exercise and playtime!
|Lifespan||14 - 15 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||48 - 55cm|
|Weight||18 - 27kg|
|Coat||Short, Coarse, and Very Glossy|
|Colour||Black , Brown , Tan , White in combination with one of the colours above, Blue merle, Chocolate merle, Red merle|
|Eye colour||Light and Dark Brown|
|Common health issues||Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Lens Luxation, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Deafness, Pannus, Skin Problems|
Like their parents, the Boradors are extremely high-energy but are also at risk of becoming a bit tubby. They therefore require a lot of daily exercise in order to stay fit and healthy and would benefit from living with a family who already have fairly active lifestyles. Their intelligence makes them easy to train and paired with gentle natures, makes them a lovely family pet and also a fantastic watchdog. They will also look out for their ‘hooman’ families, even the children, always trying to protect them from potential threats (namely the postman!). These doggies are also known to display human-like emotions, due to their ability to show a whole range of mood and behaviours. Additionally, it is said that these guys are able to pick-up on conversations that their ‘hoomans’ have and can easily pick up on what is going on!
The Borador supposedly originated in the USA during the last 10 years. However, as it is such a new breed, little is known about how it came to be. The main reason for the breeds creation, was to develop a dog that possessed the best characteristics of its parents, namely the Border Collie and the Labrador. This included the breeds having a keen nose, being highly intelligent and good protective instincts. This has also led to an increase in demand for this breed to aid as service dogs, in activities such as bomb and drug detection. Because of this, these doggies also perform very well in competition categories, such as agility and obedience.