Border Collie Vs Australian Shepherd

Border Collie vs. Australian Shepherd

The Border Collie is probably the smartest dog breed in the modern world. Nowadays, they are highly efficient working dogs – border collies do a lot! They herd cattle, compete on dog shows, and are Well-beloved family dogs.

An Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized dog breed and has been designed to herd sheep, cattle, and sometimes even ducks. Australian Shepherds are intelligent, agile, and obedient. In addition, they have a fantastic sense of smell which allows them to sniff out lost animals in vast pastures.

Border Collies are very intelligent and highly trainable, so they’re easier to learn tricks from but need a lot of work to maintain obedience in the house. They’re also more energetic than Australian Shepherds, which is excellent for people who love to run around outside. Border Collies and Australian Shepherds have very high drive, which means they’re both motivated to work for their owners. They also tend to excel at herding/barking competitions. Both dogs are great with children of all ages because they are highly protective – Border Collies will herd children around while Australian Shepherds may bark at strangers who come near the family.

Border collies need a lot of daily attention. They do not tolerate being alone for an extended time well; when bored or lonely, they can develop destructive behavior such as chewing stuff up or escaping from the house. They will go out of their way to get your attention by running around in circles, barking at you, or jumping on you because they have too much energy and need an excellent workout to calm them down. Border Collies are easily trainable because they are so intelligent but require you to work with them constantly not to get destructive when bored or lonely. Australian Shepherds need more time than Border Collies for training and obedience to stick – although, even as adults, you will still want it around the house every day. Otherwise, it might develop separation anxiety.

Once socialized, these dogs can be fantastic family dogs!

Border collies generally don’t bark much unless they’re herding sheep (they use their barking to herd) or protecting something (such as puppies). However, it should also be noted that both dogs may tend to bark/whine at home if they’re bored or lonely; this can lead to problems if it’s left untreated, such as increased separation anxiety for the dog.

When given proper attention and exercise from puppyhood, an Australian shepherd can be great with other pets. However, Border collies are very territorial and will protect their family even though they are lovely to the people in their pack (family).

Border Collie vs. Australian Shepherd – Who’s smarter?

Australian Shepherds are intelligent dogs but sometimes need more training than Border Collies. Australian Shepherds may take up to 25 to 40 repetitions of a given command before it becomes routine, while Border Collies may only take around 5 repetitions for the same command. Both breeds will be eager to please you and do anything that makes you happy, though.
Both breeds are highly intelligent, muscular animals who love working for their owners! However, if you want a dog that will need a lot of exercise to stay happy, go with one of these breeds because they both need a lot of work to be obedient. The only difference is where they excel: Border Collies herd while Australian Shepherds bark/guard/run races.

Border Collies need more activity than an Australian Shepherd, but both breeds require regular daily exercise. Border Collies can be satisfied with one half-hour walk or romp in the park every day; Australian Shepherds may do better with two 30 minute walks per day.
They’re both extremely protective.

Both dogs make good watchdogs because they are highly protective of children in their family, making them great protectors of your kids! However, if appropriately trained (and socialized with other pets), an Australian Shepherd can be great around other pets if you get them as a puppy. Border Collies are good with cats and dogs, but they have been known to nip at the heels of livestock – this is more likely to be an issue when they’re bored or lonely and unsupervised.

Life Expectancy Of Border Collie

A Border Collie has a lifespan between 12 and 15 years, and the most common causes of death are old age and cancer, accidents, and injuries.

Life Expectancy For Australian Shepherd

The Australian shepherd has a life expectancy of about 11-13 years on average.
Besides the predictable death of all living creatures, what can kill an Australian shepherd dog? The major causes of death in Aussies, besides old age, are cancer, autoimmune diseases, and accidents.
Both dogs are, in general, very healthy breeds. Most dog breeds of a similar size live between 10–12 years.

Who needs more attention?

Border collies need more attention and exercise than Australian shepherds do (obviously), so border collies might be better for a family or people who are at home all day long. At the same time, their Aussie will probably be fine with an owner with a flexible work schedule who can walk it two times per day throughout its life.

Final thoughts

Both dogs need lots of exercises, and if you are not home for long hours every day, neither of the two is a good choice for you. If you have kids, both breeds of dog will be good with them and excellent protectors; however, make sure that your Aussie is sufficiently socialized around kids when it’s young if you plan on having children someday. Both dogs can be trained to herd livestock or work alongside humans. They’re great companions and enjoy staying busy!

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