Border Collie vs Dingo

Compare the Border Collie to the Dingo. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Border Collies and Dingos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Border Collie and Dingo are not recommended for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Border Collie is child friendly. The Dingo does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Border Collie and Dingo are easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Border Collie bark/howls frequently. The Dingo has a low tendency to bark.
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Border Collie vs Dingo
Border Collie Dog Breed
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Breed NameBorder CollieDingo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoMaybe
Lifespan12-15 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Height18-22 in.20-24 in.
Weight27-45 lb20-45 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (England)Australia
Origin Year1860 AD1500 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodPoor
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodPoor
Pet FriendlyGoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Poor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Aggressive
  • Stubborn
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F0°F to 100°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed28 mph25 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountNoneMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBorder CollieDingo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesNo
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingBelow AverageHigh
HerdingHighBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageHigh
Remove VerminBelow AverageHigh
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBorder CollieDingo
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesNo
Canine DistemperNoYes
Collie Eye AnomalyYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Heart WormsNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Osteochondrosis DissecansYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
TapewormsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBorder CollieDingo
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Single CoatNoYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesYes
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
ShortNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
BlueYesNo
Blue MerleYesNo
BrindleYesNo
GoldYesNo
LilacYesNo
RedYesNo
Red MerleYesNo
SableYesNo
Sable MerleYesNo
Saddleback SableYesNo
White & BlackYesNo
White & BlueYesNo
White & Blue MerleYesNo
White & RedYesNo
White & Red MerleYesNo
White TickedYesNo
Black&tanNoYes
CreamNoYes
Reddish BrownNoYes
TanNoYes
YellowNoYes
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