How Long Do Border Collie Mixes Live?

Is your Border Collie-mix older? Like many dog owners, you might wonder about the life expectancy of your senior pet.

Simply put, all dogs are individuals and age at different rates. However, there are some general guidelines for how long these dogs live.

Border Collie Mixes have a life expectancy of 10-15 years. This is relatively long compared to other medium-sized dog breeds, but it is still shorter than most large and giant breed dogs.

Border Collies are the most intelligent breed of dog in the world. They have been selectively bred for generations to excel at herding sheep and cattle. As a result, Border Collies have an incredible amount of energy that needs an outlet. Most Border Collie owners spend 1-2 hours per day playing with their dogs.

If you choose to own a Border Collie, you should be prepared to spend a lot of time with them as well as provide them with plenty of mental stimulation. Many Border Collie owners report their dog spends more time thinking about what it will do next than actually doing anything.

How long do border collie lab mixes live?

The average lifespan of a Labrador Retriever is 12-13 years. The average lifespan of a Border Collie is 11-15 years. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie Mix to have a life expectancy between 11-14 years.

This large range depends on the size, health and genetics of the dog. Both of the parent breeds are small to medium-sized, which makes this cross breed smaller than most. While this size may not make it more vulnerable to fatal conditions, it makes it less likely that they will live as long as larger dogs.

What you need to know about Border Collie Mix

The Border Collie Mix is a cross between a Border Collie and another dog breed. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of the characteristics found in either breed. Not these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Knowing which type of Border Collie Mix you have can help you predict what your puppy will be like as an adult. If your pup is from a working line, he’ll likely have lots of energy, while a show line pup may be calmer. It’s also possible that your pooch’s personality will be a mix between the two!

If your puppy has more Poodle genes than anything else, he’ll likely need regular professional grooming to keep his coat looking its best. If he has more Border Collie genes than anything else, he may shed and need brushing about once or twice a week.

Factors affecting the lifespan of Border Collie Mixes

Border Collie Mixes are a fantastic cross breed with multiple positive traits. They are very good companions and are friendly. However, since they are a crossbreed, their lifespan is often less than the parent breeds.

The factors affecting the lifespan of Border Collie Mixes are:

Size: Small dogs live longer than larger dogs. The lifespan of your Border Collie mix will depend on which other breed they are mixed with and whether this makes them larger or smaller than purebred Border Collies.

Genetics: Genetics also play a huge role in the life span of Border Collie Mixes. They inherited most of their health problems from their parents or grandparents and some of these genetic diseases include hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Allergies, Epilepsy and Von Willebrand’s disease among others. If you want your mix to live longer, it is advised that you get him from reputable breeders who test their animals for genetic diseases before breeding them to avoid having puppies with genetic diseases in the future.

Environment: The environment also affects the life span of Border Collie Mixes as it may expose them to various diseases due to lack of good health care. Their life span is shorter in environments that lack good healthcare facilities compared to those that have good healthcare facilities.

Diet: It is of utmost importance to provide a healthy and nutritious diet to your dog. The diet can either increase or decrease the lifespan of your dog. An unhealthy diet will shorten the lifespan of your dog. You should provide a healthy diet that includes meat to them at least 2 times a day.

Exercise: Exercise is very important for dogs as it helps in keeping them active and energetic throughout the day. This also keeps them fit and healthy which increases their life span.

Care: You must take good care of Border Collie Mixes just like other dog breeds because only this will keep them happy, fit and strong which will be very helpful in increasing their life span.

Tips to increase the lifespan of Border Collie Mixes

Border Collie Mixes are a mix of Border Collie with another breed of dog. They are medium-sized and have a lifespan of 12 to 18 years.

Border Collie Mixes have been found to live longer than other breeds. Here’s how you can make sure your Border Collie Mix lives a long and happy life:

Give the best food for your Border Collie Mix

Border Collies were bred to herd cattle, which means they need a high-protein diet. Their diet needs to be rich in meat, including beef, fish, poultry, etc.

Exercise your dog regularly

Exercise is good for dogs because it helps them stay healthy and fit. It also keeps their minds sharp and active.

Make sure they get plenty of sleep

Dogs need at least 12-14 hours of sleep every day. You should make sure that your dog gets enough rest as well.

Give them lots of love and attention

Your Border Collie needs to feel loved and appreciated just like humans do. Make sure that you’re always there for your dog when they need it most, whether it’s because they want some cuddles or just a walk around the neighborhood. This can help keep them happy and healthy for years to come.

Get them vaccinations on time

Vaccinations are important for dogs because it protects them from diseases like rabies, distemper, parvovirus, etc.

Take them to the vet regularly

It’s important to take your dog to the vet regularly because it can help prevent problems from getting worse or even avoid them altogether. It will also help you learn more about your dog so you can figure out how to give them the best life possible. And if you have any problems with them, it will be easier for you and your veterinarian to work on those issues together.


We can’t predict exactly the lifespan of the Border collie mixes. But we can put a rough estimate on it. The average lifespan of Border collie mix is 10-15 years. The Border collie mix inherits the health issues of both parent breeds, and they have a long life span as both parents are healthy and have a long life span.

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Dr Harunur Rashid (Harun) is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has five years of experience in large pet animal medicine. He worked as a livestock officer for two years in an NGO, and since then he has been practicing pet animals medicine privately. He holds an MS in Pharmacology from Bangladesh Agricultural University and a DVM from the same institution.