The Borador, (border collie lab mix) despite sounding like a holiday destination, is actually the most reliable dog you could wish for. This intelligent and loving canine is the result of mixing a Labrador Retriever with a Border Collie.
Due to the high intelligence of the Collie and the Labrador's want to please people, these pups are a dream to train. They respond best to positive reinforcement and reward, with a consistent routine. The Labrador's scavenging nature means food rewards are top of the list.
They are extremely energetic, so ensure you meet their daily exercise needs. Most owners of these dogs boast their dog as being the friendliest dog ever; most suited for families and the easiest to train.
As both of his parents have working backgrounds, you could argue that the Border Collie Lab Mix is a working dog. However, as it's a mixed breed, and is not currently registered with any major Kennel Clubs, it is classed as a companion or designer dog.
To understand more of this seemingly perfect family companion, let's have a look at his parents in more detail.
The Border Collie. An agile herder with an impeccable work ethic. It took a while for the Border Collie to be recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995. Border Collies are renowned for their speed and athleticism, often being the dog of choice in agility rings. Their astounding intelligence, ranking number one of all dogs' breeds, and work ethic mean they are a dream to train.
The Labrador Retriever ranks number one for popularity with The American Kennel Club. The Labrador was first registered with the English Kennel Club in 1903 and then by the American Kennel Club in 1917. The Labrador is often used as a working dog, but it has seemingly gained. It's popularity for its family companionship instead. Labs are renowned for being friendly and super people orientated. They are energetic and happy; they love nothing more than playing ball in the yard and hiking in the woods. Equally, they love chilling on the sofa at the end of a busy day.