Border Collie ears are said to come in erect (a.k.a. According to the American Kennel Club, the border collie may have ears that are erect or semi-erect. Border Collie Grooming Summary. A Border Collie with a smooth coat has shorter and coarser fur, but it’s also dense. Cocked ears or semi-pricked ears, as seen on this Rough Collie are basically an upright prick ear that bends over slightly at the tip. Dog breeds with semi-pricked ears include the collie, Shetland sheepdog and fox terrier.

At around six months, when the border collie’s teething has finished the cartilage in the ear hardens and the ear style is set.

Aside from being highly intelligent and famous for their intense herding stare called the “eye,” Border Collies also come in striking colors, two coat types, and more in between. The Border Collie was recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1961. Border collie puppies ears can change during their first six months. To clean your Collie’s ears, drip a small amount of the cleaning solution into each ear.

However, all border collies have a thick undercoat, and the fur can easily become matted if left ungroomed. They thrive on pleasing their owner day in and day out and will not be happy sitting around a house all day. EARS: Border Collies also have two types of ears, erect, like the two dogs immediately below, and semi-erect (which actually covers a whole spectrum of ear carriage; more on ears, below). When talking about this breed, people would think of the traditional look, which is black and white, rough-coated, and medium-length. The Border Collie was originally called the "Scotch Sheep Dog" and originated in Northumberland along the borders of Scotland and England. But in reality there are myriad types of ears that defy description.

Please post a comment to share your favorite tips with other Border Collie dog owners. There is much debate on whether to try and set puppy ears or leave them to do as they will. Border collie ears should be tipped. BODY TYPE: Please note that a Border Collie's body shape is very important in identifying the breed. I love Border Collie Ears!! It’s excruciating to see your Border Collie in pain. The Border Collie has good body balance, which enables him to change directions and speed quickly, from a high speed to a creep, a stalk to a steady lift. Taping and bracing a collie puppy's ears does two things. When it comes to taking care of a border collie, providing them with the daily exercise and care they need is very important.