Caring for a Ski-Border
Feeding: Ski-Borders need a moderate amount of food and may be proned to weight issues.
Living with a Ski-Border
Personality: The Ski-Border is a very intelligent dog who is eager to please, very playful and loves attention.
Temperament: The Ski-Border is a very obedient, loving and playful dog. They can be frisky and should be trained and well-socialized at a young age.
Family Dog: Ski-Borders may need some encouragement to tolerate children if they were not raised around them. They tend to be jumpers if they are not taught early which can frighten kids. Care should be taken to teach them to sit for petting around children.
Shedding: The Ski-Border is a high shedding especially when the season changes.
Grooming: The Ski-Border's double coat requires a lot of brushing.
Training: The Ski-Border has has the Border Collie's intelligence. They are slightly stubborn, but highly trainable dogs.
Behavior: The Ski-Border is very happy to be a couch potato when indoors.
Barking: The Ski-Border likes to "alarm bark" and may bark at new people but otherwise they are fairly quiet dogs.
Exercise: The Ski-Border needs a moderate amount of ourdoor exercise as they are not too high energy inside.
Physical Ability: The Ski-Border is a fairly athletic dog who is a good agility candidate.
Appearance: The Ski-Border has the body and coat markings of a Border Collie except smaller. The head and face resemble the American Eskimo Dog. The tail is also curled like an Eskimo's tail.
Size: The Ski-Border is a medium-sized dog who will weigh between 20 to 25 pounds and stand around 20 inches tall when fully grown.
Companionship: The Ski-Border makes an excellent companion. They are loving yet independent dogs. Some may seek more attention than others.
Body: The body of the Ski-Border is very muscular and lean.
Feet: The Ski-Border has dainty rabbit feet.
Tail: The Ski-Border's tail is bushy like a Border Collie's but curled like an Eskimo's.
Color: The coat of the Ski-Border can be Black & White or Cream & White with a Gray or Brown undercoat.
Coat: The Ski-Border has a double coat with a downy undercoat and straight, sleek or fluffy and curly topcoat. The coat may lay down like a smooth-coated Border with a slight ruff on the neck.
Characteristics: The Ski-Border likes to herd and chase things but are not big on retrieving.
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** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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