I have a 10 month old Border Collie who has a coat in between rough and smooth and it is 20F outside, how long can he stay out for?
He is more on the rough coat side.
- AnnonymousLv 42 months ago
quite a while, I would think, is the wind whipping up, is the sun out? If it's calm and they lay down they soak up the sun will keep them warm
- OcimomLv 72 months ago
10-15 mins at a time. Since they are active dogs, you will need to schedule some outside time several times a day. Have you ever looked into training him for agility? That would be inside set ups and he could get enough exercise.
- VeschengroLv 62 months ago
Border Collie herders cant herd below -2c ::::: 20 f is around -6 c meaning your collie should only be taken out to relieve itself and have a short exercise periodSource(s): Just an ole shepherd and his dogs and ewes
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- JojoLv 72 months ago
IF he has a decent warm Kennel or shed to go into he should be fine, but if not you need to either take him indoors or provide a warm sheltered place for him to sleep in.
You don`t give enough details of his daily routine to be able to give you a more positive answer.
He may need extra food to help him keep warm and of course unfrozen water at all times.
IF you are worried about him, then an insulated dog coat will help keep him warm, but is NOT a substitute for a warm kennel.
Also Border Collies are very intelligence working dogs and thrive being in an owners company, so I do hope this pup is not just left outside all day to amuse himself and is not getting any mental and physical stimulation. AS I said.....not enough details.Source(s): GSD owner for 56 years.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 72 months ago
It is their feet that is the problem. I would put the dog out and wait at the door, when the dog gets cold he will let you know he wants back in. Personally, I would never leave my dog outside in the winter without a way for them to get back into the house.
- PricillaLv 42 months ago
My Border Collie has a dense, rough, long coat, he is 3 years and very active. When it gets as cold as the 20’s F he can’t tolerate it for long. 15 minutes tops.
- BillLv 62 months ago
you are either moronic or cruel of both to keep an animal outside in freezing conditions