This mix breed is a cross between the most intelligent dog, the Border Collie and the dog that is famous for getting itself in trouble (though a very affectionate breed), the Pit Bull. Getting this mix breed is a big responsibility because it will keep you busy every single time, if you don't keep it occupied. This breed is bred for sports like agility and flyball as it is very good at these sports. This breed might also be called a Pit Collie or Border Pit. The following sections of this article give brief information about this mix breed.
A Pit Bull body with Border Collie spots or markings is how a Border Collie-Pit Bull mix will look. It has semi-erect ears. This breed mostly comes in white and black. It might have shorter or longer hair all over the body. The eye colors may be different.
◾ Weight: It can grow up to 50 - 62 lb.
◾ Height: It can grow up to 30 - 35 inches.
★ The best way to know the temperament is to find out the traits of both parents and know that the puppy can have any combination.
★ This breed is a very active and intense dog. It needs more than just a walk every day.
★ It is a mix of both prey-oriented dogs, so care should be taken at every step. It will try to herd anything that moves, but because of the attentiveness, training could be easier. Training and early socializing is a MUST. It has lots of energy.
★ One of its parent, Pit Bull has some past records of getting aggressive (though they are as loving as the other, probably more), so it is advisable to look out for these signs and take steps accordingly. It might not be a good idea to take it to crowded places or places where there will be many other dogs.
★ The overall temperament of this breed is that it is very smart and will not be aggressive if trained properly. It is a loyal and loving breed and can be good with children and other dogs if trained properly.
♦ It is a very focused breed, so food might not be the first priority every time. So if it's the only dog you have, free-feeding could be tried. This breed can be on the lean side, but that doesn't mean it's not healthy.
♦ Bones could be included with its diet. Bones at all times can fulfill its desire for chewing.
♦ Shedding is quite moderate or minimal at times (depending on the type of your dog's hair), so taking care is not a big problem. Not much of grooming is required.
♦ Taking it to a dog park might not be a very good idea, so you should explore other areas. Treadmills, spring poles, and a tug can help.
♦ Puzzle training could be done for mental exercises.
♦ It can be prone to allergies, so get regular checkups done.
The Border Collie-Pit Bull mix is a great pet that will love getting involved in your life and will outsmart you with its intelligence. Affectionate, strong, playful, and easy-to-train―that's how this mix breed is. What more could you ask in a dog? Check out your nearest shelter, and you may find one there!