Where do blood lines of Border Collies come from?

All blood lines of Border Collies originate from working stock. Even with careful, responsible, selective breeding it will take many, many generations for this instinct to be bred out. It is actually unlikely that it ever will because of the need to keep a wide gene pool available to prevent inbreeding.

What are the most common problems with Border Collies?

The most common problems of pet BC’s are rooted in the herding/chase instinct. This is there – to some degree – in all BC’s, even those registered lines bred specifically as show dogs. All blood lines of Border Collies originate from working stock.

What happens to a female Border Collie when she is spayed?

Spaying is a medical procedure done on female dogs to have their uterus and ovaries removed. The vet cuts a small incision in your female dog’s abdomen to be able to perform the operation. They use general anesthesia during the procedure so your dog won’t feel a thing. Recovery is usually quick and would just take a couple of weeks.

Why does my Border Collie have heart problems?

In dogs with OCD, the cartilage that provides a buffer between bones begins to deteriorate. This leads to unstable joints and persistent discomfort. This is congenital heart disorder and in many cases can be life-threatening. It occurs when an artery in the heart that is supposed to close, remains open.

What can cause a Border Collie to collapse?

No abnormalities have been detected in serum electrolytes (sodium and potassium), blood sugar, blood cortisol, ability to ventilate, or heart rhythm that can explain the collapse in dogs with BCC.

What should I expect from a Border Collie with BCC?

Dogs with BCC have normal physical, orthopedic and neurologic examinations at rest. Dogs with BCC and normal Border collies develop alterations in rectal temperature, hematologic, biochemical, blood gas and acid base parameters that are very similar to those previously described in normal exercising Labrador retrievers.

Why does my dog have blood in his poop?

This type of bleeding occurs in the lower digestive tract or colon and indicates a specific set of conditions. If you notice a single streak of red blood in your dog’s stool, and the rest of his poop is normal, it might be a fluke. Consistent bleeding or large amounts of blood indicate a more serious problem.

Why does my dog have black spots on his poop?

Black, Tarry Feces Due to Presence of Blood in Dogs. Melena in dogs typically occurs due to bleeding in the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract. It has also been seen after they have ingested a sufficient amount of blood from the respiratory tract—for example, from a nosebleed or from coughing up and swallowing blood from…