The Border Aussie is a medium-sized dog that can reach a height of 18 to 23 inches and a weight of 30 to 75 lbs.
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Border Collies are considered the most intelligent dog breed, in terms of learning new commands. They are known for their “herding eye”, an intense stare used to herd other animals, a trait it refined from their highland ancestors from Scotland and England.
The Australian Shepherd Dog, on the other hand, is a breed developed in California in the 19th century. It descended from collies and other herding dogs from Australia and New Zealand, thus, the name.
The Border Aussie, therefore, is a great dog that can be used for work in herding livestock and of course, like a good house pet for owners who love the outdoors.
Border Aussies have a lean and athletic body suitable for lots of physical activity. They have a tapered muzzle with floppy ears in a medium-sized head.
Their eyes are either almond-shaped or oval-shaped depending on which parent is inherited from. Eye color ranges from dark brown to blue to blue-green and some even exhibit two-toned eye color or heterochromia.
They have a medium to long double coat. Colors may vary from red, tan, merle, white, black and tricolor, brindle, and sable. They have a long, wide tail but some can sport a bobtail. Their appearance would resemble the Border Collie parent rather than the Australian Shepherd one.