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Borador Breed Information


Recognized By: DBR , IDCR
Mispellings: Barador, Boarador, Borader, Borardor, Bordador, Boridor, Broador

Living with a Borador

Personality: The Borador is an intelligent, sweet, happy, friendly and loyal dog that can be extremely excitable and extroverted but does not typically show aggression.

Temperament: The Borador is a very friendly, inquisitive dog who is eager to please and usually described as "very happy".

Family Dog: The Borador makes a great family dog. They show strong attachment to family members and accept new acquaintances easily. They typically get along great with children and other dogs in the family. Please be advised that some Boradors depending on their history may not get along with smaller dogs or pets.

Shedding: The Borador has very little dander but sheds fine hairs, that look like longer versions of an eyelash constantly, as opposed to tufts of fur. Some do shed quite a bit.

Grooming: The Borador requires occasional grooming. The coat does not mat and is free from a strong 'dog aroma'. There is minimal dander which tends to present itself under stress or excitement, but only slightly. A de-furmanator works great on their coat to pull out the shedding hair.

Training: The Borador takes to training well with a low number of repetitions required to learn new skills and commands denoting their high intelligence and eagerness to please. They can get a little excited over the treats and can be hard to focus. However, once they are focused they pick up new tricks very easily.

Behavior: The Borador is a very sweet, smart, people-friendly dog who is eager to please. They love to cuddle and receive any type of affection every second. They have to be in the middle of everything and their tail is always wagging and they are happy nearly all of the time. They can be aggressive or try to dominate smaller dogs but usually warms up to them after a while. The Borador is very attached to his family and loves to follow them around everywhere.

Barking: The Borador is typically not a barker. They definitely bark at unusual noises but not typically at strangers or people walking by. They sometimes bark when excited and playing. They make great watchdogs at night and alert their owners to anything out of the ordinary.

Weather: The Borador dislikes extreme temperatures, but prefers cooler temperatures to warmer. Their coat makes them able to withstand most weather conditions.

Exercise: The Borador requires large amounts of exercise every day. Long walks and running after toys especially tennis balls and Frisbees will do. Boradors love to fetch and swim.

Physical Ability: The Borador is a very active dog and will run until exhausted.

Living Conditions: The Borador makes a great indoor or outdoor dog. They do well outside when the weather is nice but dislike the cold. They do well indoors alone but needs toys and bones to distract them from chewing on inappropriate items. Boradors can live in an apartment provided they get plenty of daily exercise.

Borador Appearance

Appearance: The Borador looks like a small Lab puppy with a shorter, pointier nose and shorter ears with a a white blaze on the chest and black spots.

Size: The Borador is about 17 inches tall at the shoulders with an overall body length of around 29 inches from the tip-of-nose to the tail. They will weigh between 34 to 88 pounds when fully grown.

Companionship: The Borador makes an excellent companion dog. They are affectionate and loyal to their family and excited by strangers, but never aggressive towards them.

Head: The head of the Borador is reminiscent of a Black Lab but with a slightly narrower muzzle and the sharp, sometimes piercing eyes of a Border Collie.

Nose: The Borador doesn't have a great nose but do ahve excellent hearing.

Eyes: The Borador has brown eyes that are smaller and rounder like a Border Collie's.

Ears: The ears of the Borador are folded over just like that of a Lab.

Teeth/Bite: The teeth of the Borador are proportional to the size of the mouth, face and overall build. They are close fitting with a very tight bite.

Body: The Borador has the body of a young or miniature Lab but a bit stalkier with an athletic build.

Forequarters: The forequarters of the Borador are much like that of the Border Collie.

Hindquarters: The hindquarters of the Borador are not as hardy as a Lab, but less svelte than the Border Collie, with long hair feathered toward the back end.

Gait: The Borador has smooth gait with great cornering ability. They appear graceful and effortless in motion.

Feet: The Borador has spade shaped feet which may be webbed.

Tail: The Borador has a "rudder tail" like that of the Labrador Retriever.

Color: The coat of the Borador is typically Black with White markings inlcuding a Black base and White blaze on chest with black spots.

Coat: The Borador has a short to medium length, shiny coat with no undercoat and "fringe" or feathering on butt and elbows and longer hair on the chest and below the ears.

Borador Facts

Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Borador is 12 years.

Characteristics: The Borador has a strong herding instinct with a lot of the retriever characteristics but not the nose. They make excellent Guide Dogs.

Borador Health

Allergies: The Borador has more of the Lab appearance.

Health: The Borador is prone to becoming overweight if not provided with sufficient exercise, may tend toward constipation.

Skin Health: The Borador has very good skin health with no excess oils and very little dander. To maintain their good skin health their coat should be brushed often.

Ear Health: The Borador may need to have their ears cleaned regularly.

Dental Health: The Borador has excellent dental health and loves to chew. Be sure to keep your belongings up if you don't want them chewed on especially fingers, wrists, Eye glasses, etc.

Bone Health: Unfortunalty, the Borador is prone to hip-dysplasia which is common in Labs. Take care to keep them from jumping on or off things or playing too hard.

Litter Size: The Borador can have litters of up to 9 pups.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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