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Border Collie Mixes: 43 Fascinating Crossbreeds You’ll Love

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While purebred Border Collies are more popular among dog owners and fanciers alike, Border Collie mixes offer a wide variety of sizes, colors, personalities, and even usage.

In this guide, we’ll talk about 43 fascinating Border Collie hybrids. Which one do you think is the best for you?

Read on below to find out about the popular Border Collie mixes and learn why they’re such great companions. Who knows, you might find yourself getting one!

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43 Border Collie Mixes

Border Collies are undeniably great family pets. However, if you want the best traits of this energetic canine and another purebred dog of your liking, you can choose one from this list of Border Collie mixes.

After reading this article, you can narrow down your choices and own the pup that suits your lifestyle and preference.

1. Akita Border Collie Mix 

Akita Border Collie Mix
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Courageous and intelligent, the Akita Border Collie mix combines two of the most distinctive traits of the two parent breeds.

While this combination may not be for beginners, this hybrid will surely provide protection to your home.

Undoubtedly, the Akita Border Collie mix requires ample amounts of training and patience — it is extremely important to control the aggressiveness this mix inherits from the Akita parent. Nevertheless, they are incredibly loyal.

With a height measuring 18 to 28 inches and weighing between 30 and 130 pounds, the Akita Border’s final appearance is unpredictable.

Most of the time, these mixes will get the dense coat of the Akita with the coloration and color markings of the Border Collie.

2. Bordermute (Alaskan Malamute & Border Collie Mix)

Bordermute Alaskan Malamute Border Collie Mix
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The high energy levels of the Border Collie mixed with the friendly playfulness of the Alaskan Malamute produces the Bordermute. This rare hybrid dog can play with you all day.

While the cost of an average Alaskan Malamute is quite high, owning a Bordermute might be the next best thing as these mixes are less expensive with the added characteristics of the Border Collie.

Standing tall from 18 to 25 inches in height and weighing 30 to 85 pounds, the Bordermute’s combination of playfulness and massiveness should be greatly considered for first-time owners.

Typically, this mix will look like a stockier and larger version of a Border Collie. In addition, the Bordermute will usually take on the colors of the Border Collie parent and the coat length of the Alaskan Malamute.

3. American Bulldog Border Collie Mix

American Bulldog Border Collie Mix
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Having a Border Collie mixed with an American Bulldog, you get yourself a highly dependable and capable working dog.

Combined with the herding instincts and intelligence of the Border Collie, this mix gets its upgraded strength, endurance, and agility from the American Bulldog parent. Moreover, you can expect this mix to be much friendlier!

Typically, the American Bulldog Border Collie mix stands 18 to 25 inches tall and weighs between 30 and 100 pounds, making their size more capable of hard farm work.

Unlike most Border Collie mixes, this hybrid will usually take on the body and markings of an American Bulldog with a more colorful variation in its coat, thanks to the Border Collie parent.

4. Ski-Border (American Eskimo & Border Collie Mix)

Ski Border American Eskimo Border Collie Mix
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As a Border Collie mixed with an American Eskimo, the Ski-Border is a friendly and outgoing mix maintaining all of the lovely features of its parent breeds.

Since the American Eskimo Dog is a relatively docile breed, you can expect the Ski-Border to be a toned-down version of the Border Collie without altering its intelligence.

Ski-Borders are highly versatile for different owners and adapt well to different lifestyles, making them ideal for beginners.

Due to the variations of the American Eskimo Dog, the Ski-Border measures 9 to 21 inches tall and weighs 6 to 55 pounds.

Typically, these hybrids retain the fluffiness of the Eskimo with the combination of the Border Collie’s colors.

5. English Borsetter Collie (English Setter & Border Collie Mix)

English Borsetter Collie English Setter Border Collie Mix
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Among the rarer mixes on the list, the English Borsetter Collie combines the brains of two highly intelligent breeds, a gun dog and a shepherd dog.

While the intellect of this mix is enticing, owners should be wary that the English Setter might pass on its mischievous trait to this mix. Indeed, the Border Collie English Setter mix is not a dog for beginners.

However, if this hybrid is given firm discipline and adequate training, the Border Collie English Setter mix is one handy companion; more so, this capable canine is a great family member.

Measuring 18 to 27 inches in height and weighing 30 to 80 pounds, the Border Collie English Setter mix is still classified among the medium-sized mixed breeds.

6. Border Aussie (Australian Shepherd & Border Collie Mix)

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Possibly one of the best herding dogs there is, the Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix or Border Aussie is one dog you’ll expect from this list.

With its high activity level, the Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix requires roughly two hours of labor or exercise every day. Otherwise, this canine might develop into a serious challenge for the owner. 

However, if you are able to meet the physical and mental requirements of a Border Aussie, this dog will develop into a devoted four-legged member of your family in no time.

Measuring between 18 and 23 inches tall and weighing between 35 and 60 pounds, the Border Aussie retains the lean body of the Border Collie. 

Additionally, the Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix will resemble the Australian Shepherd parent in terms of coat length, color, and density, as with other Aussie Shepherd mixes like the Aussie Pit, Aussie Rottie, and Catahoula Shepherd.

7. Border Beagle (Beagle & Border Collie Mix)

Border Beagle Beagle Border Collie Mix
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While this hybrid might look familiar, the Border Beagle or the Border Collie Beagle mix is actually a delightful mix of a hound and a shepherd dog

Affectionate, loyal, and with just the right amount of naughtiness, the Border Collie Beagle is a fun family dog. Moreover, the Border Beagle is especially loving towards children.

They will grow to be between 14 and 19 inches tall and weigh between 20 and 45 pounds, depending on the size of their Beagle parent.

Traditional colors and even rare colors, distinctive mask patterns, and huge drop-down ears are all traits that purebred Beagles tend to pass on to their offspring, regardless of the mix. 

The only small difference would be that the coat on these mixes would be a little longer, with a variation in color patterns.

8. Bordernese (Bernese Mountain Dog & Border Collie Mix)

Bordernese Bernese Mountain Dog Border Collie Mix
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The Bernese Mountain Dog Border Collie mix or Bordernese is another huge Border Collie hybrid that is both muscular, powerful, and intelligent.

Even though it is reserved around outsiders and fiercely protective of its territory, the Border Collie Bernese Mountain Dog mix is a sweet, gentle giant to its human family members. 

Due to the high level of energy, endurance, strength, and intelligence of the Border Collie Bernese Mountain Dog mix, it will need an ample amount of exercise each day to keep it happy and out of trouble.

A thick and fluffy coat is characteristic of this breed, and it will typically take on the black, brown, and white colors of both parent breeds. However, the Bernese Mountain Dog coat will be more predominant.

If you want to maximize the size of this hybrid, consider getting one from a male Bernese Mountain Dog parent. Typically, they will measure between 21 and 25 inches in height and weigh between 50 and 90 pounds.

9. Border Heeler (Blue Heeler & Border Collie Mix)

Border Heeler Blue Heeler Border Collie Mix

The Border Heeler or Australian Cattle Dog Border Collie mix is the product of two of the most excellent herding breeds, so if you’re looking for an outstanding farm dog, then this mix might be the one for you!

Unfortunately, it is typically not suggested to keep the Border Collie Blue Heeler mix in a home with a laid-back lifestyle because it will require at least 90 minutes of intense activity every day.

Ideally, a Border Heeler should be kept in a physically and mentally stimulating environment. The same principle should also apply to any cross of the Blue Heeler.

This canine will be between 18 and 21 inches in height and weigh between 35 and 50 pounds, so you can expect the Border Heeler to be very similar to the Blue Heeler in terms of size and appearance.

10. Boxollie (Boxer & Border Collie Mix)

Boxollie Boxer Border Collie Mix
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When a Boxer and a pure Border Collie are combined, the result is a hybrid dog with a sociable, lively, and affectionate personality; hence, the lovable Boxollie.

This dog is also quite large, measuring between 19 and 24 inches and weighing from 40 to 70 pounds.

A slightly bigger and more powerful mix, the Boxollie rarely has to use its well-defined muscles, thanks to its gentle nature.

The Border Collie Boxer mix is an enthusiastic and friendly dog that enjoys being with its owner wherever they are, especially when they are doing physical activities.

Due to the Border Collie’s highly energetic nature being passed on to them, you can be certain that it will take a lot to exhaust the Boxollie. 

Contrary to popular belief that Boxers are mean, this breed actually adds extra gentleness to this lovable hybrid.

11. Border Collie Britt (Brittany Spaniel & Border Collie Mix)

Border Collie Britt Brittany Spaniel Border Collie Mix
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The Border Collie Britt combines the brains of the Border Collie with the keen senses of the Brittany Spaniel to create a playful and never-ending energy machine.

Like other Brittany Spaniel mixes, this hybrid must be put with an active or working family who will be able to spend the majority of their day with them, or the outcome can be disastrous for everybody.

Regardless, this mix is an excellent working dog that has great potential to be a loving family member. In addition, their enhanced senses and intelligence make them amazing guard dogs.

The Border Collie Britt will be between 18 and 22 inches long and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds. They will be colored in the same black, white, orange, and liver colors as both parent breeds.

12. Catahoula Border Collie Mix

Catahoula Border Collie Mix
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An independent and smart dog, these are enough to describe the Catahoula Border Collie mix. If these mixes are given sufficient early socialization, then expect them to become a great addition to your home.

While the Catahoula requires strict ownership, consider this mix as a more beginner-friendly companion.

Combined with the intelligence of the Border Collie, this hybrid has great potential to be an excellent watchdog.

Like its parent breeds, the Catahoula Border Collie mix is a medium-sized dog standing 18 to 24 inches in height and weighing between 30 and 95 pounds. This improvement in size makes them more effective in deterring threats.

Simply speaking, the Catahoula Border Collie mix retains the body and coat length of the Border Collie parent with an interesting twist of the Catahoula’s exotic colors and patterns.

13. Chihuahua Border Collie Mix

Chihuahua Border Collie Mix
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It might seem unusual at first, but the Chihuahua Border Collie mix actually exists! While they are usually the results of accidentally mating, like some Chihuahua mixes, the Chihuahua Border Collie mix is a great addition to your home.

You can expect this hybrid to get its intelligence from the Border Collie and its temperament from the Chihuahua. With this, obedience training should be the top of your priority since this tiny dog has a big personality.

A lightweight among the Border Collie mixes, the Chihuahua Border Collie mix typically weighs 6 to 30 pounds and stands at about 8 to 18 inches tall.

In most cases, this canine will be a slightly larger and taller version of the Chihuahua parent. Interestingly, they are able to inherit the dense coat of the Border Collie parent, along with its typical coat colors.

14. Border Chow (Chow Chow & Border Collie Mix)

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Dignified with lots of room to spare for playing, this Border Collie crossed with a Chow Chow combines the playful and energetic Border Collie with the more serious-mannered Chow Chow.

With its parent breeds’ rather contradicting personalities, you get to have a companion that’s the best of both worlds — with an added flair of exotic looks.

Being the offspring of two medium-sized breeds, the Chow Chow Border Collie mix stands between 17 and 22 inches tall and weighs a hefty 30 to 70 pounds.

Typically, this hybrid takes after the Border Collie parent, having the same body proportions. However, the Border Chow will also have the oddly large head and distinct blue tongue of the Chow Chow.

This mixed breed will have the same coat length as the Border Collie with a slightly denser coat, thanks to the Chow Chow. 

15. Border Collie Cocker (Cocker Spaniel & Border Collie Mix)

Border Collie Cocker Cocker Spaniel Border Collie Mix
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The Cocker Spaniel Border Collie mix is commonly mistaken for a miniature Border Collie but has the adorable wavy-haired ears of a Cocker Spaniel instead.

The Border Collie Cocker is a medium-sized breed that stands between 14 and 19 inches tall and weighs between 24 and 45 pounds.

It has a medium-to-long coat that ranges in color from black to brown to white, and its eyes are brown.

As a loving canine, the Border Collie Cocker enjoys spending time with its family and is forgiving of strangers. Given the fact that they are descended from a hunting breed, they will most likely have a somewhat high prey drive.

Additionally, there is a high chance that a Border Collie Cocker will shed more than most dogs due to the Cocker Spaniel’s shedding tendencies.

16. Borgi (Corgi & Border Collie Mix)

Borgi Corgi Border Collie Mix

Funny-looking yet full of intelligence, the Borgi is the result of a Border Collie crossed with a Corgi — a full-fledged herding dog.

The Borgi will stand between 10 and 21 inches in height and weigh between 30 and 40 pounds, making this one of the medium-sized mixed breeds. Most of the time, these mixes are more similar to the Corgi in terms of size.

These dogs often have the same body type as the Corgi, but with a Border Collie coat and coloring.

What distinguishes them most from other dogs is their distinct mischievous smile, large ears, and splooting tendencies.

These crossbred dogs will require at least 60 minutes of intensive activity every day, and they would make excellent herding dogs since they are armed with the herding skills of both parent breeds.

17. Border Weenie (Dachshund & Border Collie Mix)

Border Weenie Dachshund Border Collie Mix
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Another unusual mix in this list is the Border Weenie, the unlikely combination of the wiener dog, otherwise known as the Dachshund, and the Border Collie.

As odd as it may seem, the Border Weenie is actually a mix that complements the favorable traits of its parent breeds.

Friendly, energetic, curious, and brave, the Border Weenie is an excellent companion for any type of owner.

The Dachshund Border Collie mix will be very similar to the Dachshund in terms of body type and growth curve. However, some of these mixed breeds can be slightly taller while keeping the long body of the Dachshund.

The Border Weenie will weigh from 11 to 55 pounds and stand from 5 to 18 inches tall. While they mostly share their body with the Dachshund, these canines will be as colorful as their Border Collie parent.

18. Bodacion (Dalmatian & Border Collie Mix)

Bodacion Dalmatian Border Collie Mix
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The Dalmatian and the Border Collie are combined in the unusual yet majestic Bodacion. Depending on the kind, it will range from 18 to 24 inches in height and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds. 

This dog’s coat will most likely be short in length, shiny and smooth or soft and rich in texture, and will most likely be black and white with a few black spots similar to the Dalmatian.

When it comes to protection, this is a mixed breed that is also independent and content to spend time alone, as long as its human family is in no immediate danger.

19. Doberman Collie (Doberman Pinscher & Border Collie Mix)

Doberman Collie Doberman Pincher Border Collie Mix
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When the Doberman and the Border Collie are combined, the result is a hybrid dog that excels at being a guardian dog, a herding dog, and a loving family member. Truly, the Doberman Collie is one versatile mixed breed.

Typically, Doberman Collies are bred from American Doberman Pinschers since it is much more common than European Dobermans.

The Doberman Collie is a highly clever, energetic, and sometimes needy dog that requires a family that can devote a significant amount of attention to them; otherwise, they can become destructive.

With a towering height between 20 and 26 inches and weighing between 45 and 80 pounds, the Doberman Collie typically gets the markings of the Doberman parent and the Border Collie’s body conformation.

20. English Bulldog Border Collie Mix

English Bulldog Border Collie Mix
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Playful yet calm, the English Bulldog Border Collie mix is an interesting combination of two dog breeds with very different characteristics. Regardless, the resulting mix is an amiable and loving companion!

Considering the calm and laid-back personality of the English Bulldog, you can consider this hybrid to be a less energetic dog. In addition, this mix will be less likely to have the grave health issues of the Bulldog.

Being quite a stocky mix, the English Bulldog Border Collie mix weighs from 30 to 55 pounds and stands between 14 and 22 inches tall.

This hybrid will highly resemble the English Bulldog in terms of body type, conformation, and coat that can come in blue, tri-color, or merle pattern. Oddly, this canine will have a longer muzzle thanks to the Border Collie parent.

21. Shollie (German Shepherd & Border Collie Mix)

Shollie German Shepherd Border Collie Mix

With its German Shepherd and Border Collie heritage, the Shollie is a lovely crossbreed that would make an excellent herding dog with its dual heritage of herding sheep.

As one of the more popular Border Collie mixes, it’s quite easy to spot a Schollie in rescues and adoption sites.

The Border Collie German Shepherd mix is intelligent and lively, and they normally form a strong attachment to a single person. They are also exceptionally devoted to their owners once trust is established.

The Border Collie German Shepherd mix will be between 20 and 24 inches tall and weigh between 40 and 75 pounds when they are fully grown. Typically, these canines will have pointed ears and an athletic conformation.

This hybrid will have the same black, brown, and white colors as both parents. Most of the time, Schollies will be short-coated, taking after the German Shepherd parent, but there can be exceptions.

22. Golden Border Retriever (Golden Retriever & Border Collie Mix)

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Known as one of the most popular Border Collie mixed breeds on the market, Golden Collies are pleasant and easy-going canines that enjoy both fun and chill time equally. 

The Golden Border Retriever is suitable for people who want calmer dog breeds that can be left alone at home. Additionally, the Golden Border Retriever is great with kids!

However, the Border Collie Golden Retriever mix still needs daily exercise and particularly enjoys dog sports. Physical activities such as frisbee and flyball usually suffice for the Golden Border Retriever.

If you’re looking for a Golden Border Retriever that’s leaning more on the mellow side, it’s recommended to acquire a puppy from a show Golden Retriever parent.

The Border Collie Golden Retriever mix will have a height of 19 to 23 inches and a weight of 40 to 65 pounds.

While relatively heavy, keep in mind that this hybrid may scatter a lot of dog hair, taking after the Golden Retriever parent.

23. Great Dane Border Collie Mix

Great Dane Border Collie Mix

Despite being the tallest dog on this list, the Great Dane Border Collie mix is a kind and affectionate member of the family, but strangers should be cautious around them because of their protective nature.

Regardless of its laid-back demeanor, this dog’s enormous strength and size require strict obedience training.

If given proper training, the Great Dane Border Collie mix is a promising herding and guardian dog.

As with other Great Dane mixes, housing should be greatly considered due to their size.

This gentle giant, which stands between 23 and 27 inches tall and weighs between 55 and 110 pounds, has a short and tight coat that is smooth and shiny, sometimes a little longer if its Collie parent has a longer coat.

24. Border Collie Pyrenees (Great Pyrenees & Border Collie Mix)

Border Collie Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Border Collie Mix
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A Border Collie mixed with a Great Pyrenees, the Border Collie Pyrenees is a large designer dog growing up to 21 to 27 inches tall and weighing between a hefty 50 and 100 pounds.

Thanks to its size, the Great Pyrenees Border Collie mix is not only a herding dog but can also double as a protector dog for its human family. 

However, the agility and intelligence of the Border Collie combined with the weight and strong will of the Great Pyrenees might be too much for the average beginner.

Due to its size and energy, this designer dog will need a significantly larger home to run around.

However, this giant canine still likes to consider itself a lapdog, and their affection might come as a surprise!

25. Border Jack (Jack Russell Terrier & Border Collie Mix)

Border Jack Jack Russell Terrier Border Collie Mix

Among the other Border Collie mixed breeds, the Border Collie Jack Russell Terrier mix or Border Jack is one of the easiest dogs to train. 

This is another energetic canine that requires a great deal of mental and physical stimulation. Because of its intellect and loyalty, it is highly trainable, but it requires a firm leader to be a successful working dog.

Because both their Jack Russell Terrier and Border Collie parents are equal in energy, you can expect this unique mix to be too lively, which can be a problem for some owners.

The Border Jack might be more appropriate for a stimulating work environment rather than a laid-back home. With this, the performance of the Border Jack can be best seen in dog competitions.

Standing at 10 to 18 inches and weighing only 9 to 30 pounds, the Border Jack is a small dog with lots to offer.

26. Kelpie Collie (Australian Kelpie & Border Collie Mix)

Kelpie Collie Australian Kelpie Border Collie Mix

As the offspring of two excellent herding dogs, you can expect the Australian Kelpie Border Collie mix to take on its parent breed’s intelligence, agility, energy, and demeanor.

While it is already a given that these canines should be owned by active families or those in the livestock industry, the Kelpie Collie is also a promising and dependable family member.

With fox-like features such as thin muzzles, pointed ears, and leaner bodies, Australian Kelpie Border Collie mixes typically measure between 18 and 21 inches tall and weigh between 25 and 50 pounds.

These hybrids will typically have similar body conformations with the Kelpie parent and inherit the coat length and colors of the Border Collie.

27. Borador (Labrador Retriever & Border Collie Mix)

Borador Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
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Known by a variety of names, including Border Collie Lab and Border Collie Labrador Retriever mix, the Borador is a hybrid between the Border Collie and the Labrador Retriever.

These pups have acquired some of the greatest characteristics from both of their parents, including being outgoing, enthusiastic, loyal, and active.

In rescue and adoption centers specific for Labradors, Boradors are easy to find since they are one of the more popular Border Collie hybrids.

Approximately 20 to 23 inches in height and 40 to 70 pounds in weight, the Border Collie Labrador Retriever mix is slightly larger than its Border Collie parent. 

They have a medium-length coat that is thick and dense; thus, you may expect a lot of shedding from this offspring of the Labrador! In addition, a notable upgrade of this mix is their love for the water. 

While you’re at it, check out this video of a rescue Borador in action:

Jada- Border Collie/ Labrador Mix

28. Borderstiff (Mastiff & Border Collie Mix)

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Friendliness, affection, and the right amount of energy distinguish the Borderstiff, a unique cross that successfully balances the opposing characteristics of the Mastiff and the Border Collie.

Despite their size, the Mastiff Border Collie mix is surprisingly gentle and loving, even when it comes to strangers. However, this unusual Border Collie hybrid will readily defend family members when threatened.

As one of the bigger mixed breeds, the Borderstiff stands at a towering 26 to 42 inches and weighs anywhere between 80 and 150 pounds. 

Regardless, this mix will take on the body and coat thickness of the Mastiff with the added flair of the Border Collie’s color markings.

29. Border Newfie (Newfoundland & Border Collie Mix)

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Combining the agility and intelligence of the Border Collie and the sweet disposition and size of the Newfoundland is the gentle Border Newfie.

Measuring 22 to 26 inches and weighing a whopping 60 to 120 pounds, the Border Newfie is yet another giant mix on this list. Dogs of this breed are tall, and they are regarded to be highly muscular.

Because of a Newfoundland breed characteristic, it is possible that a Border Newfie has a water-resistant coat. Coat colors can include a variety of combinations of black, white, brown, and Landseer.

Based on their parent dogs, a Border Newfie may demonstrate a high instinct for guarding and herding.

These dogs are frequently highly intelligent and strong-willed, and they may perform well in a household with a lot of activity. 

30. Border Collie Pit (Pitbull & Border Collie Mix)

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This medium-sized dog combines the enthusiasm and intelligence of its parents, the Pitbull and the Border Collie, to create a unique hybrid that is both intelligent and extremely active.

Pitbull Border Collie mixes are devoted and protective dogs that guard their owners. With their boundless energy, they can be both entertaining playmates and vigilant watchdogs for children.

The strong herding tendencies of the Border Collie Pit, on the other hand, can be inherited from the Border Collie, and they may attempt to herd unruly pets and even people.

Based on their lineage, they are robust, medium-sized dogs standing between 18 and 22 inches in height and weighing anywhere from 30 to 60 pounds.

31. Border Point (Pointer & Border Collie Mix)

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The Border Point is a fairly popular mixed breed that is always eager to satisfy its owner as much as possible. This dog’s loyalty and trainability make it one of the most obedient dogs among the Border Collie crosses.

These mixes will be between the sizes of medium and large dogs, standing between 19 and 24 inches tall and weighing between 35 and 60 pounds. In terms of hair length, they may have short or medium-length hair.

It is also expected that they will acquire the black and white colors of the Collie parent but may also receive the brown and white spotting or roan coloring of the Pointer.

32. Bordoodle (Poodle & Border Collie Mix)

Bordoodle Poodle Border Collie Mix

This curly-haired dog is one of the most popular Border mixes, taking the black and white hues of the Border Collie. With this, it is quite easy to find Bordoodles, particularly in Poodle rescues.

Because of its curls, it will require frequent brushing in order to keep its hair from becoming tangled, and it is unlikely that it will be hypoallergenic like its standard Poodle mother.

These mixes will be between 16 and 22 inches in height and weigh between 35 and 65 pounds.

As long as Border Collies are mated with regular-sized Poodles, the weight range for most Poodle mix breeds is similar to this.

The Border Collie Poodle mix is extremely intelligent and energetic, and they must be put in a household that can meet their exercise and mental stimulation requirements, or else they will display destructive behavior. 

However, giving them a diverse range of activities and taking good care of this pooch will be quite fulfilling.

33. Pug Border Collie Mix

Pug Border Collie Mix
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If you want to add a little bit of mischief to your home, then the Pug Border Collie mix might be the dog for you!

With the energy of the Border Collie and the Pug’s charm, the Pug Border Collie mix will provide you with hours of fun.

In addition to being great playmates, Pug Border Collie mixes tend to be extremely loving of their human family. However, due to the Pug’s health and life expectancy, you should be careful not to overwork this fun canine.

Ranging from small to medium-sized, the Pug Border Collie mix will be 10 to 22 inches tall and weigh 14 to 55 pounds.

These hybrids will have bodies similar to that of the Pug but will have the long coat of the Border Collie.

34. Border Rottie (Rottweiler & Border Collie Mix)

Border Rottie Rottweiler Border Collie Mix
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The Border Rottie is an exceptional herding hybrid since both of its parents have a long history of working cattle.

Border Rotties make great herders, but they also make great watchdogs because of their strong guarding instincts.

Due to their constant need for work and mental stimulation, the Rottweiler Border Collie mix may become a problem for owners who fail to provide for the hybrid’s needs.

While not quite very welcoming with strangers, the Rottweiler Border Collie mix is certainly a loving companion and a good family dog like other Rottweiler mixes.

Standing 20 to 25 inches and weighing 50 to 90 pounds, the Border Rottie is a stockier mix that typically inherits the black, tan, and white colors of its parent breeds.

35. Border Collie Bernard (Saint Bernard & Border Collie Mix)

Border Collie Bernard Saint Bernard Border Collie Mix
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Playful, gentle, friendly, and protective, the Border Collie Bernard may have very different traits, but this chunky canine will be a great addition to your family!

As a gentle yet playful giant, this hybrid is great for owners who don’t have much time on their hands but enjoy casual playtime with dogs. In addition, this canine is more than capable of protecting its owners.

As a medium to large-sized dog, the Border Collie Saint Bernard mix will have a weight varying from 30 to 180 pounds and will stand 18 to 30 inches tall.

Simply put, Saint Bernard Border Collie mixes look like smaller and leaner Saint Bernards, and their coat patterns will be the same as the Border Collie. However, they will most likely inherit Saint Bernard’s coat colors.

36. Border Collie Lakeland (Lakeland Terrier & Border Collie Mix)

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Combining the hunting skills of the Lakeland Terrier and the intelligence and energy of the Border Collie, you’ll get a dual-purpose dog that is also a great family companion, the Border Collie Lakeland.

Weighing anywhere between 17 and 55 pounds with a height of 14 to 22 inches, the Border Collie Lakeland may vary from small to medium in size.

Generally, Border Collie Lakelands have well-built bodies fit for any activity. They are more likely to inherit the Lakeland Terrier parent’s face with the body of the Border Collie.

Most of the time, these Border Collie mixed breeds have short coats but will have the black and tan colors of the Lakeland Terrier or the black and white colors of the Border Collie.

37. Border Schnollie (Schnauzer & Border Collie Mix)

Border Schnollie Schnauzer Border Collie Mix

In addition to being a high-spirited and cheerful crossbreed, the Border Schnollie is also quite bright, but he can be stubborn at times. It is for this reason that he requires a strong-willed master who will keep them in line.

This athletic canine, which is between 18 and 22 inches tall and weighs between 30 and 50 pounds, would make an excellent ranch worker due to his enthusiasm to learn and work.

For those who can’t afford the price of an average Schnauzer, owning a Border Schnollie might be an alternative, as these mixes are substantially less expensive while maintaining most Schnauzer features.

This cross will either take the coat coloration of the Border Collie or the pepper and salt coloration of the Schnauzer or a combination of both.

It’s also possible that it will get the whiskered snout from the Schnauzer parent.

38. Border Sheepdog (Shetland Sheepdog & Border Collie Mix)

Border Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdog Border Collie Mix
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Among the smaller mixes of Border Collies, the Border Sheepdog measures between 15 and 20 inches tall and weighs 25 to 45 pounds. 

Borderlands will have long hair, large ears, and a wide range of coat colors and markings from both parents.

Typical markings from the Border Collie are present with the added variation of colors from the Shetland Sheepdog.

Borderlands, who are both intellectual and playful, attribute their improved friendliness toward strangers to their Shetland Sheepdog parent, like most Shetland Sheepdog mixes.

Because the Border Collie and Sheltie are both high-energy working dogs, the Border Sheepdog is a dog that needs a lot of physical activities and prefers a more active lifestyle.

39. Shih Tzu Border Collie Mix

Shih Tzu Border Collie Mix
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A one-of-a-kind breed, this mixed Border Collie brings entertainment and affection all day. If you’re after the more outgoing mixed breed in this list, then the Shih Tzu Border Collie mix might be the dog for you!

As a result of mixing a toy breed and a medium-sized dog, Shih Tzu Border Collie mix sizes are highly variable. They can weigh anywhere between 16 to 55 pounds and stand 10 to 18 inches tall.

Generally, these hybrids will have a body similar to that of a standard Shih Tzu, albeit larger.

A great advantage of this mix is that you get a dog that looks like a Shih Tzu with the exotic colors from the Border Collie!

40. Border Husky (Siberian Husky & Border Collie Mix)

Border Husky Siberian Husky Border Collie Mix

As a hybrid, the Border Collie Siberian Husky mix or Border Husky is somewhat a toned-down version of the Siberian Husky with the cleverness of the Border Collie. 

Taking after the Siberian Husky parent, the Border Collie Husky mix should only be placed with an active household that can provide at least an hour of activity each day due to their high level of activity.

Moreover, expect the Border Collie Husky mix to be one of the more vocal Border Collie mixed breeds. In fact, crossing the Siberian Husky with other dog breeds will almost always result in a talkative pup!

This breed, which weighs between 35 and 55 pounds and stands between 19 and 23 inches tall, is also more than likely to inherit the Husky’s eyes and patterning.

41. Border Springer (Springer Spaniel & Border Collie Mix)

Border Springer Springer Spaniel Border Collie Mix
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A cross between the Border Collie and the Springer Spaniel, this medium-sized hybrid is 19 to 21 inches in height and weighs 35 to 50 pounds.

They normally have the coat of a Collie but their ears are curly-haired, taken from the Springer Spaniel parent. These canines have lovely faces with wide round eyes that will melt even the hardest of hearts.

Like most Springer Spaniel mixes, these dogs are likely to retain their strong bird-hunting impulses. Therefore, it is advisable to keep a close eye on them anytime they are among domesticated birds.

Even though it has a strong desire to hunt, the Border Collie Springer Spaniel mix is an extremely obedient and loyal dog who is also quite lively and sweet-natured in the home, making it a wonderful addition to any family.

42. Border Collie Bull Staffy (Staffordshire Bull Terrier & Border Collie Mix)

Border Collie Bull Staffy Staffordshire Bull Terrier Border Collie Mix
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As a Border Collie mix with an adventurous and intelligent temperament, the Border Collie Bull Staffy is a one-of-a-kind hybrid produced by crossing a Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a Border Collie.

These dogs are well-known for being fiercely protective and loyal to their owners, and they have a great deal of affection to give to them.

Standing 14 to 21 inches tall and weighing up to 24 to 55 pounds, the Border Collie Bull Staffy is a well-muscled breed of medium size, as with its parent breeds.

However, most of their defined muscles will not be visible as this mix may have a fuller thick coat from the Border Collie parent.

43. Vizsla Border Collie Mix

Vizsla Border Collie Mix
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Last but not least on this list, the Vizsla Border is a fun and loyal mix that has the intelligence of purebred Collies mixed with the sharp senses and athleticism of the Vizsla.

Large and long ears define this mixed breed with the addition of the fluffiness of the Border Collie and the exotic red coloration of the Vizsla.

Moreover, their exotic look is complemented by their excellent performance in dog sports.

Typically, Vizsla Border collie mixes are produced by breeding female Border Collies with male Vizslas in order to yield an extremely athletic sporting dog.

As a medium-sized breed, the Vizsla Border will typically measure 19 to 23 inches tall while weighing 35 to 55 pounds.

Ideally, these dogs should be with active family members since they tend to throw tantrums if left unattended.

How Much Does a Border Collie Mix Cost? Puppy Prices & Expenses

Although it is highly dependent on what specific Border Collie mix you are looking for, it will cost you around $300 to $1,000 to acquire a Border Collie mix puppy alone which is much cheaper than a purebred Border Collie.

Also, it is important to consider that some parents of these Border Collie mixes will have more sought-after pedigrees, which may bump the price even more.

In addition, caring for a dog also entails additional expenses, including dog food, medications, grooming essentials, and more. Simply having enough money for the price of a puppy will not do.

To help you understand further, here are some of the initial expenses you will need to account for when owning a Border Collie mix puppy:

Type of ExpenseCost
Food and Treats$80 – $100
Food and Water Bowls$10 – $30
Bed$40 – $180
Crate$50 – $370
Leashes and Collars$15 – $50
Toys$30 – $40
Grooming Essentials$40 – $160
Deworming, Flea, and Tick Medications$50 – $200
Initial Vet Visits$100 – $300
Initial Vaccine Shots$75 – $200
Neutering or Spaying$50 – $500
Dog License$10 – $20
Microchip$40 – $60
Miscellaneous Supplies$15 – $30
Total Initial Cost$605 – $2,240

If you’re looking to save money, it’s a good idea to compare prices between different brands.

In addition, cheap products and services may do more harm than good to your Border Collie mix, so keep an eye out for those.

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Places to Find Border Collie Mix Puppies for Sale and Adoption

Border Collie mix puppy for sale and adoption

Border Collie mixes are not given as much attention as purebred ones, which is why it might be quite difficult to find the former in today’s market.

To help you in your quest for the mixed Border Collie puppies of your choice, I’ve listed down some of the reputable places where you can get one.

Here are the places where you can find mixed Border Collie puppies for sale:

  • Greenfield Puppies – This puppy advertising website features different purebreds and designer breeds, including Border Collie mixes. Simply selecting Border Collie mixes on their search bar yields dozens of Border Collie mix puppies to choose from!
  • Keystone Puppies – Created for potential caring pet owners, Keystone Puppies connects you with credible breeders that they inspect regularly. Check out their designer breeds section, and you might find your next mixed pup!
  • PuppyFinder.com – This service connects you to a variety of Border Collie mix puppy breeders through an easy-to-use interface. Over a hundred Border Collie mix puppies can be found on this site with a simple search!

Our list of Border Collie breeders will give you some of the most reputable breeders that may offer Border Collie mixes, particularly ones that are used primarily for herding.

Our puppy buying guide also has information on how to deal safely and easily with breeders online. 

Furthermore, to save money on a Border Collie mix puppy, consider looking in animal shelters or rescue organizations.

Here are the places where you can adopt Border Collie mixes:

  • Midwest Border Collie Rescue (MWBCR) – MWBCR has a no-kill policy because it is committed to saving the lives of Border Collies and Border Collie mixes. No rescue is ever put down because MWBCR is determined to find homes for their dogs, whatever it takes.
  • Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc. – Border Collie Save and Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer, nonprofit charitable dog rescue that aims to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Border Collies and their mixes in Central and North Texas. In addition, this organization relies solely on foster homes rather than keeping rescues in harsh confinements.
  • Nebraska Border Collie Rescue (NBCR) – Before Border Collies and their mixes can be put up for adoption, NBCR offers them rehabilitation and veterinary treatment. Additionally, this organization aims to educate the public in order to decrease the number of rescue dogs.

As an alternative, you can try contacting one of the Border Collie rescues on our list in the event that none of these locations have any Border Collie mixes available.

It’s a good idea to do some research on Border Collie mixes before making a decision to bring one into your home. Check out our guide to dog adoption for more information.

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Final Thoughts

Regardless of their heritage, Border Collie mixes are likely to be energetic and require a great deal of activity or exercise in order to be happy and fulfilled. 

While the energy of most Border Collie mixes can be overwhelming to most beginners, there are plenty of other Border Collie mixes that are more mellow and easy to handle, even for novice owners.

Generally, a Border Collie mix needs good socialization, direction, authority, care, and a lot of affection. Owner-pet relationships can suffer if one or more of these elements is missing.

If you can readily provide all of these, then you certainly can own almost any Border Collie mix.

You won’t be just getting the Border Collie’s playfulness but also the colorful personalities of the other dogs on this list.

Are you a past, current, or future owner of a Border Collie mix? Let us know in the comments below!