Border Collie Dogs
The Border Collie is a working dog breed that was originally created in Scotland to herd sheep and other livestock. They were bred for intelligence and obedience, which are two traits that make Border Collies a great domestic pet.
Border Collie Health
The Border Collie is a very energetic and athletic breed of dog, which unfortunately makes them prone to accidents and injuries. Border Collies are a healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12 years. However, just like any purebred dog, they are susceptible to hereditary disorders and other health problems. Below is a sample of health problems to keep an eye on as the owner of a Border Collie.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Elbow Dysplasia||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Collie Eye Anomaly||Varies|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Broken Bones||$500 to $2,000|
|Patellar Luxation||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Torn Ligaments||$3,000 to $6,000|
Key Coverage to Consider
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs. The only way to know exactly how much a plan will cost is to get quotes for your Border Collie.