General Information

Dog NameBorador
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed ForGuarding
Country of OriginNorth America

Physical And Size



Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogYes


Stranger FriendlyHigh
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyHigh
Dog FriendlyHigh
Office FriendlyHigh
Apartment FriendlyHigh
Senior Citizens FriendlyHigh
Service DogHigh
Search and Rescue DogHigh
Biting PotentialHigh

Borador is a mixed breed dog that originated from the cross between a Border Collie and a Labrador Retriever. They are medium to large canines that are highly intelligent, energetic, and outgoing. In addition, these breeds go by different names like Border Collie Lab and Border Lab.

This cute dog is an excellent companion for an active owner as can fit in any space. However, as active breeds, they need space to perform certain activities and to play around. If you are looking for a loyal, affectionate, and friendly dog, the Borador is the right one for you.

Origin and History

The Borador existed for a long time however, in the 2000s, they were intentionally mixed, likely in North America. Talking about Borador’s parents, the Labrador Retriever originated in the 1820s, while Border Collie around 1915.

As mentioned above they are a mix of Border Collie and Labrador Retriever. They were created to make smart and family-friendly dogs.

Behavior Traits of Borador

The Borador has a mixed behavior and personality from its two different parents. They are a caring, confident, independent, and intelligent breed that is eager to please their owner. Being a family-friendly breed, they are happy and excited to participate in any family events.

In addition, Borador can be a couch guy all day if it includes their loved ones. The friendly behavior of Borador isn’t suitable for being a watchdog as they become friends with strangers as well. Although being a sociable breed, Borador will bark to unexpected noise and make you alert on stranger arrival. In other words, with proper training, they can be good guard dogs.


Due to their intelligence, Borador is an easy dog to train with proper guidance. But easy to train doesn’t mean they show well manner. They are relentless herder and need to teach the proper way to behave. During the training sessions, they can learn everything quickly but can be stubborn sometimes.

Therefore, be patient and use positive reinforcement as well as treats in between their training. Since Borador is a happy dog they even enjoy their training hours with their owner. Remember they also adopt bad habits quickly as good habits so make sure to train them well.

Borador catching frisbee training.
Image Source: DogTime

Is Borador Child-Friendly?

By this time, you already know Borador is a friendly dog that does well in the family but is even friendlier with children. Moreover, they tend to make friends easily with kids as well as other pets. Even though being affectionate with kids, you must supervise them during playtime. In addition, teach your dog along with kids to be around each other and socialize with each other. Sometimes, they might accidentally hurt each other so prevention is better than cure.

Borador cuddling with his hooman on the couch.
Image Source: Instagram

Health Issue

Osteochondritis Dissecans: It is a condition where cartilage separates from the underlying bone. The cause of this is unknown and mostly affects the shoulder joints but can affect the elbow, hip, or knee joints as well. However, it’s mostly seen in dogs receiving more calcium and energy in their diet. In mild cases, the dogs heal on their own with proper rest and care. However, severe cases tend to treat with surgery or arthroscopy.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): The PRA is a group of degenerative diseases that affects the retina cell known as photoreceptor cells. When the disease worsens, it gradually leads to blindness in dogs affecting their eyesight. In major cases, dogs start to lose their night vision and later day vision. As for now, there is no effective treatment so, make sure to occasional test.

Color Pattern Of Borador

  • Black
  • Brown
  • White
  • Tan

Size of Borador

Height: The male Borador stands 20-23 inches tall while the female stands 19-22 inches.

Weight: The male Borador weighs around 46-65 lbs while the female weighs around 40-60 lbs.

Cost of Borador

On average the Borador puppy usually costs between $200 and $500.

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