About the Border-Aussie
The Border-Aussie is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Border-Aussie is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Border-Aussie has the build of a Border Collie. The coat is medium to long in length and can have the colors of either of its ancestors, but usually comes in black and white with sides of the face and legs often brown. Most will have white paws. The ears are floppy during puppyhood but become semi-erect nearing adulthood. The eyes are brown, blue or mixed. The coat can be long and straight or curly like that of the Australian Shepherd.
The Border-Aussie is a friendly, outgoing breed. It is intelligent and easily trainable. It is an excellent choice for owners with children. The Border-Aussie is a high energy breed and will require plenty of daily exercise.
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Border-Aussies have a coat that is easy to groom and maintain. An occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush is sufficient to assist the shedding process and keep the coat free of tangles and matting. Australian Shepherds should be bathed only as necessary. They are average shedders. Especially during shedding season extra care should be given to the soft, dense undercoat. The ears and coat, especially on the back of the neck, should be checked regularly for ticks.
The Border-Aussie requires large amounts of exercise and enjoys open area to run and play. Daily leash walks are required as well as frequent trips to the dog park. This breed is comfortable in an apartment as long as daily exercise is provided.
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We are interested in a border-aussie puppy but would prefer a puppy or dog under a year old to be able to train them ourselves for the most part. We would prefer a dog that will be medium-sized as an adult. Any help you can give...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers