His gait shows great endurance and agility without altering his harmonious silhouette, perfect balance, elegance and nobility.
Between 48 and 53 cm (18.90 to 20.87 inches) for the male
Between 46 and 51 cm (18.11 to 20.08 inches) for the female
Between 18 and 28 kg (39.68 to 61.73 pounds) for the male
Between 18 and 28 kg (39.68 to 61.73 pounds) for the female
His coat is moderately long, but it can be short and almost all colours are allowed as long as white is not dominant.
His hair is thick and consistent in texture. He also has a thick, short undercoat.
The Border Collie's head is rather thin and the muzzle gradually gets thinner. His eyes are medium size and oval shaped. His medium size ears are usually semi-erect or straight. His nose can be slate (blue coat), brown, chocolate or brown but is usually black. His tail is medium length.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #297