We are wanting to get a puppy and have been looking at the border collies. We both work 8 hours a day. Would the dog be good in a crate for the day?
- 2 months ago
NO... Border Collies are working dogs.
They are breed to work livestock. They have a lot of energy and like to be active. 'You need to educate yourself about any breed of dog you are interested in and be able to train it. 'They are really smart dogs and YOU HAVE TO BE SMARTER to train and actually enjoy them.
They Are also a long hair dog and need a lot of grooming and brushing to really bring out their good looks
- AnnonymousLv 62 months ago
NO............................... they need constant grooming because they shed they were originally herding dogs, which is not conducive to being in a cage..................LASSY WON'T LIKE IT!!! They need to be out and around.
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 72 months ago
A PUPPY cannot be left in a crate for 8 hours at a time. That wouldnt be ideal for any breed.
An older ADULT dog may adapt.. But even then you may need to find a way to get the dog walked mid-shift (either hire a walker or come home on lunch break).
Rescue greyhounds actually are content with a soft place to lay.. They like a good run once in a while, but tend to be low energy otherwise for their size.
- LorraineLv 72 months ago
This has to be THE very worst breed you could possibly choose for this lifestyle.
Your lifestyle isn't suited to ANY puppy but even worse that you've chosen one of the highest in metabolism and energy. Border collies are difficult to keep up with even if you are at home all day. Their needs can be endless.
The only dog really suitable for you is a slightly older one that has no need for plenty of stimulation all day long... and so I'd say at least 4 yrs plus and of a gentle laid back nature.
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- babyboomer1001Lv 72 months ago
No. First off, you need to train the puppy - first thing. Second, hire a neighbor to let him outside once or twice while you are away. If you can, it would be better to wait until you have a good two weeks to spend with the puppy without commitments such as work.
- pattyLv 62 months ago
this is such a bad question it sounds trollish. Border collies are working dogs and therefore have a lot of energy. Crating one for a whole day is cruel. The breed of dog is all wrong with your lifestyle. I presume u have no back yard. Leaving any dog for eight hours is cruel and especially in a crate. If u do get a dog get one suitable for living in a flat. U can''t leave a puppy for 8 hours. If u could drop it off at puppy day care for the day would be better. again it sounds made up to shock us YA users.
- VeschengroLv 62 months ago
FORGET IT:::::: You would be making a rod for your own back. Border collies are extreme high energy sheepdogs and were not bred to be pets at all.... And besides that dogs are not cage animals..... Guinea pigs, Rabbits, and Hamsters. Are however.Source(s): just an ole shepherd his dogs and flock.
- EvaLv 72 months ago
Border collies are extremely active. They would not be a good choice to be kept in a crate.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No puppy should be alone, particularly in a crate, for 8 hours a day.
Border collies are high strung, working dogs. BIG MISTAKE.
- 2 months ago
NO, NO, NO. You cannot leave puppies in a crate for 8 hours, not at all. Even adult dogs should not be left for more than 4-5 hours at MOST. Bordie collies are also very high-energy and need stimulation, mental, physical, etc. They are herding dogs, WORKING dogs, and dogs like this need something to do all the time.