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(Border Collie and Dalmatian mix) The Bodacion is a medium sized dog with a medium to long coat. The eyes may be two different colors, a trait picked up from the Border Collie.

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The Border Collie is a herding breed, so you want to be watchful of the Bodacion around small children. And since the Dalmatian was used for hunting purposes, be cautious around small pets with this one.

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18-20 inches
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40-60 pounds
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General Health

Passed down from the parent breeds, concerns can be dysplasia and eye problems.

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The Bodacion is a recent hybrid. The Border Collie (one of the parent breeds) was used for herding sheep. They date back to Great Britain in the 1800s. The Dalmatian originated in Croatia. It has been used for many functions, but notably as a coach dog. They were used to run along side of horse drawn carriages (including fire carriages) to protect the horses.

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The Bodacion will have a long silky coat, so brush a few times per week with a stiff brush and comb. Gently detangle any mats. Only bathe as needed, as too much bathing could strip the coat of oils needed to keep the coat shiny. Pay attention to regular dental hygiene.

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Ideal Environment

This dog will do best in a family with older children. They are intelligent so keeping their minds as well as bodies engaged in activities will benefit this hybrid.

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