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The Borador: A Dog for All Seasons

Boradors are a mix breed that is the result of a cross between Border Collie, Labrador Retriever and other dog breeds. The dogs are large to medium sized and are energetic, intelligent, and friendly. They are known as Border Collie Lab, Border Lab, and other breed names.

The cute little dog can be a great companion to an active owner, as it fits in almost any place. They need space for certain exercises and playtime, but as they are active breeds. The Borador will be the perfect dog for anyone looking for an affectionate and loyal companion.

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Origins and History

Boradors were around for quite some time, however in the early 2000s it was likely that they had been intentionally bred in North America. Labrador Retrievers were created in the early 1820s and Border Collies around 1915. The Borador is a mixture of Border Collie, Labrador Retriever. These dogs are intelligent, family-friendly and have a good temperament.

Borador’s Behavior:

Borador’s behavior is mixed from both parents. The Borador is a breed of intelligent, caring and confident individuals who are eager to please. As a family breed, the dogs are eager to join in on any events.

Borador is also a great couch potato if you include your loved ones. Borador’s friendly nature makes them unsuitable as a guard dog, as they make friends with other people. Borador, despite being a friendly breed will alert you when a stranger arrives. They can also be trained to guard well.


Boradors are intelligent dogs that can be easily trained with the right guidance. It doesn’t necessarily mean the dog will behave well. It is a herding dog that needs to be trained in proper behavior. In training, the dogs can quickly learn but sometimes can be stubborn.

Be patient, and reinforce your dog’s training with treats. Boradors enjoy spending time with their owners because they are happy. They can also develop bad habits as quickly and easily as they do good ones, so be sure to teach them properly.

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Borador training for catching frisbee.
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Is Borador Child-Friendly?

Borador, as you know by now is an affectionate dog who is good with the whole family. However, he is especially friendly to kids. They are also friendly with children and other animals. Be affectionate towards children, but supervise their games. You can also teach the kids how to play with your dog and vice versa. It is best to prevent any accidents.

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Borador snuggling with his woman on the sofa.
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Health Issue

Osteochondritis DissecansThis is when cartilage begins to separate from bone. It is not known what causes this condition. It mostly occurs in the shoulder joint, although it may also occur at the elbow, knee, or hip joints. But it is more prevalent in dogs that consume more calcium and calories. Mild cases heal themselves with rest and proper care. Severe cases are usually treated with arthroscopy or surgery.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy: The PRA is a group of degenerative diseases that affects the retina cell known as photoreceptor cells. The disease can cause blindness for dogs as it worsens. When the disease is severe, the dogs lose their ability to see at night. Later they may also have problems with daytime vision. There’s no cure for the moment, but you can test periodically.

Color Pattern Of Borador

  • Black
  • Brown
  • White
  • Tan

Borador Size

HeightMale Boradors are 20 to 23 inches tall, while females stand 19 to 22 inches.

WeightMale Boradors weigh between 46 and 65 lbs, while females weigh around 40-60 pounds.

Borador Cost

Borador puppies usually cost between $200 to $500.

Similar Breeds Like Borador

  • Goldador
  • Labradoodle
  • Goldendoodle

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