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Lucy Pet ensures your Border Collie has all of the nutrients they need to thrive!

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Border Collies are one of the highest energy dogs around. Bred for herding sheep, cattle, and other farm animals, Border Collies need to lead an active lifestyle in order to satisfy their athletic, exuberant temperament. A hardy and healthy breed, Border Collies tend to suffer from minor to moderate health issues including hip dysplasia, deafness, retinal atrophy, and Collie eye anomaly.

Fortunately, a healthy diet can work to prevent these health issues from ever surfacing. That’s why vets recommend Lucy Pet food, natural dog food, precisely formulated with all of the nutrients a Border Collie needs to stay healthy and happy.

Key Nutritional Considerations
For Border Collies


Like several other breeds, Border Collies are sensitive to certain types of foods. Although the foods are not dangerous per se, like chocolate or garlic, they can cause your Border Collie to have an allergic reaction. This is why many vets suggest that you avoid feeding your Border Collie any of the following foods: 

Beef, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Pork, Soy, Wheat


One of the first signs that your Border Collie has an allergic reaction to their food is digestion problems. Some of these digestion issues include:

Nausea, Diarrhea, Lack of appetite, Low energy

Skin Condition

In addition to digestive issues, an allergic reaction to food will likely manifest in the form of skin problems, such as:

Rashes, Itchiness, Excessive Shedding

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Personality and Temperament

Border Collies are highly active pups that need your love and attention. Few dogs enjoy playtime more than this breed, which makes them ideal companions for children. Common personality traits include:

  • Friendly
  • Loving
  • Intelligent
  • Exuberant
  • Needy
  • Diligent

Activities and Exercise

Border Collies need more playtime than just about any other breed of dog. A simple walk won’t suffice; if they can’t be put to work, then they need plenty of time to run, roam, and play. Most trainers suggest 90-120 minutes of daily activity. 

Common Health Issues

Border Collies are a strong breed that tend to steer clear of common health problems that other breeds face. However, they are still prone to developing some of the following health conditions:

  • Eye issues
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Deafness

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Lifespan 12-15 Years
Weight 30-55 Lbs
Height 18-22 Inches
Coat Long
Energy High

Happy Border Collies

“As far as border collies go, Maui is pretty calm – but as she got a little older I noticed she seemed almost too calm so I began to get worried. Maui LOVES playing fetch so when she started tiring after only a few throws I knew something was wrong with her energy. I talked to my vet and they recommended trying Lucy Pet because of the unique ingredient balance. I do not know much about dog food, but I do know that since I changed Maui’s food her energy has bounced back! So much so, that sometimes now I wish she didn’t have SO much energy…but I am happy that she’s happy”


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