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The Borador, also called the Labrador Collie, is a cross breed between a border collie and a Labrador retriever. Since both of these breeds are intelligent and energetic working dogs, this makes the Borador the best of both. They’ve got a fairly short history, but have really come into their own in the past 10 to 15 years. Boradors make great family dogs and service dogs in various positions.
Individual Boradors vary a lot in size, coat color, and shedding amount. They do have short coats with coarse hair. Brush them once or twice a week to evenly distribute oils throughout their coat and skin. They should do well with the occasional bath. Check their ears regularly. Make sure to brush their teeth with dog toothpaste and a dog toothbrush.
If you choose a Borador, be prepared for a lot of exercise. Both breeds combine for a high amount of physical energy. Generally, they enjoy basic activities like running, walking, and fetch. You may want to try out more structured activities like rally and agility courses. Since they also love water, swimming and dock diving can make great exercise options for them, too. Be sure to keep an eye on their hips, since both Labs and Border Collies are prone to hip dysplasia.
Like most dogs, Boradors are good with children. However, you should still supervise all interactions between dogs and children. Since they have herding instincts, a Borador might get a bit nippy around young kids. Those who love the breed know they are still affectionate and loving to their family members. While they might bark a bit to deter strangers, they’re ultimately not aggressive and will eventually warm to your houseguests.
Boradors love being the center of attention at all times. When training, they may show you their stubborn side. However, they learn quickly and remember tricks. Since they’re very intelligent, they also have curious and attentive personalities.
To truly understand this breed you can look at some of these photos of the dog from a puppy right through to a senior dog. Click on any of the links and you will discover some of the very best Instagram accounts to follow. As you will see from the photos this is a breed you will quickly fall in love with.
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