- Height: 19 to 24 inches
- Weight: 40 to 65 pounds
- Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
(intelligence) Personality: High Energy, Easy) to Train, Friendly
You get a Borador when you mix a Labrador retriever with a border collie, both of which are working dogs that were developed in the UK.
Border Collie Lab Colors
While Labradors are seen with solid yellow, brown, or black coats, this mix often takes on the unique bi- or tri-color Border Collie. You could also end up with a beautiful black Lab Border Collie mix. Black is the dominant coat color and therefore the black Lab Border Collie mix is one of the most common colors. This can be a plain form, or a two-tone pattern, such as a white and black Lab Border Collie mix.
The Border Collie parent can have long or short fur. Labs will have short dense fur. Your Borador blend could be anywhere in between. Both parent dogs are known to shed year-round and heavily in warmer seasons. So, expect to find lots of fur around your home if you have one.
What health problems can affect the life expectancy of a Border Collie Lab Mix?
When talking about life expectancy it is important to remember that we are only talking about averages.
A dog with good genetic predisposition, good health and adequate care can outlive its life expectancy by many years. On the other hand, an unlucky dog that has suffered certain health problems will often not reach the average lifespan of its breed.
That’s why it’s important to take good care of your dog. Regular vet checks are essential, even for a healthy dog - our recommendation is 2 vet visits per year. Here are the main health problems you should watch out for:
What is a Labrador Border Collie mix?
As you may have guessed, the Labrador Border Collie is a crossbreed created by mixing a purebred Labrador Retriever with a purebred Border Collie.
While both parent breeds are officially recognized by the American Kennel Club, the borador is considered a designer dog breed.
What does a Border Collie Lab mix look like?
With the difference between the physical characteristics of a Labrador and a Border Collie, the Borador’s appearance can vary.
This adorable designer dog breed has the head and happy face of a lab. They also have similar floppy ears but they are slightly shorter. They have brown eyes, a great smile and a nose that is more pointed like a Border Collie.