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Border-Aussie

Border Collie / Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The right side of a black with white Border-Aussie that is standing across snow, it is looking forward and its mouth is slightly open.

"Duke is a cross of Border Collie / Australian Shepherd we acquired when attempting to replace our dear full-blood Australian Shepherd. Duke is no replacement; he stands completely on his own personality. I don't think we were quite prepared for the Border Collie portion. His boundless energy and endless curiosity do not let you sit still with this dog. On the upside though, he is the most intelligent and responsive dog I have ever seen. Forget hand commands, he will respond with eye direction. This is the Ferrari of dogs."

Other Names
  • Aussieollie
Description

The Border-Aussie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Topdown view of a white with grey Border-Aussie that is laying on a wooden porch and it is looking up.

Lexi the Border-Aussie hybrid dog (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix)

A white with grey Border-Aussie is standing on a floral print rug, next to a couch, its mouth is open and it is looking forward.

Lexi the Border-Aussie hybrid dog (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix)

The front left side of a white with grey Border-Aussie that is sitting on a floral print rug, it is leaning against a couch, it is looking to the left and its mouth is slightly open.

Lexi the Border-Aussie hybrid dog (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix)

The front left side of a tan and white Border-Aussie that is sitting on a porch with its head tilted to the right.

Adult blue-eyed Border-Aussie (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix breed dog)

Close Up - The left side of a brown with white Border-Aussie Puppy that is sitting in the arms of a Child

Blue-eyed Border-Aussie puppy (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix breed dog)

Close up - The right side of a tan with white Border-Aussie puppy that is  being hugged by a little girl

Border-Aussie puppy (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd hybrid dog)

The front right side of a brown with white Border-Aussie Puppy that is standing partially in a chair and on the lap of a girl that is sitting next to it.

Border-Aussie puppy (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd hybrid dog)

The left side of Two Border-Aussie Puppies that are outside playing in grass.

Border-Aussie puppy (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd hybrid dog)

The back left side of a black with white and tan Border-Aussie puppy that is standing across a tiled floor and it is looking forward.

"Cully the Border-Aussie when he was almost 8 weeks old—his mother is a Border Collie named Blue, for her one blue eye. The father is a red Australian Shepherd, Nash, bred mini, but one inch too tall. I wanted a black and white male. Cully is a tri, but I could not have possibly painted a cuter color job myself."

Topdown view of a black with white and tan Border-Aussie puppy that is sleeping in the lap of a person, in a vehicle.

"We had Border Collies when I was growing up on a farm that were truly working dogs and pets. They were very unique dogs, quirky, funny and really smart. I loved them! The two breeds in this cross have so many similarities, I'm not sure Cully will be any different from the Border Collies for having the Aussie in him. I know that he will not have the jobs to do on our one little acre and living as a house dog that our working dogs had! I plan to do agility training with him and hopefully I'll be able to train him to NOT chase horses so he can go trail riding with me. These dogs need a lot of stimulation and Cully, even at 2 months old, has made that perfectly clear! Already I see that a morning walk will be increasingly more important, but it's tough when the wind chill here in MN dips way below zero some mornings! I would like to teach him to jog on the treadmill as a backup for bad weather days. He has all the instincts of a herder and is slowly learning not to nip our heels. He's really chewy, but I'm sure that will get better too, as long as we are diligent and give him other things to do! My husband thought our house was possibly more suited for a Basset Hound, but I am thrilled with the dog I've been longing for for years!"

Close Up - The front right side of a black with white Border-Aussie that is laying on a bed and it is looking forward.

"Harlee the black and white Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix at 10 months old has become a wonderful dog. She is VERY smart, good natured, loyal dog."

A black and white Border-Aussie puppy is sitting over the leg of a person that is sitting on a couch. It is looking forward and its mouth is open.

"This is our Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix Harlee. I took this pic while she was playing with her mom. She is a very ornery pup! She was about 5 months old in this picture. She loves to wrestle and play very rough!"

Topdown view of a black and white Border-Aussie puppy that is laying on grass with its mouth open and it is looking up.

"Harlee the Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix at 3 months old, resting in the grass after an afternoon of wrestling with a buddy's dog; she was about 3 months old."

Close up - A black and white Border-Aussie Puppy is laying down on a pile of blankets and it is looking forward.

"Harlee the Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix at 9 weeks old, on her first of several trips from our home in Tulsa, OK to go visit the in-laws in Amarillo, TX"

Close up - A black and white Border-Aussie puppy is sitting on a bed with a persons hands around his chest

"Harlee the Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix at 7 weeks old, the night we got her. She was such a sweet puppy!!!"

The left side of a white Border-Aussie that is sitting in a large outside Cage. Its head in an old dog food bag

"Jade is an Australian Shepherd / Border Collie mix with more energy than she knows what to do with. We thought we had hid the bag of cat food, but not well enough apparently. We came home and her head was stuck in the empty bag with no evidence of cat food anywhere. We hid the bag of cat food on a piece of plywood above her dog house. The cats could reach it and apparently so could she. She is fairly small but she jumps higher than I see a lot of larger dogs jump. She carries around her tennis ball and drops it in my hand every chance she gets. Jade loves everybody and gets so excited when somebody talks to her. When she can calm down she likes to snuggle and sneak onto my bed. She is incredibly smart and she knows way too many words. Her favorite words are 'Treat,' 'Car,' 'Kitty,' and 'Run/Walk' (she'd much rather run). She's careful now not to stick her head in any bags, but she still loves to eat. She'll eat as much food as we give her."

Three Border-Aussie Puppies are laying down on a tiled floor

"These pictures are of my three 9-week-old puppies. They are Australian Shepherd / Border Collie mixes. There are two boys (Taz and Pooh Bear) and a girl (Bailey). Taz is the black one and the adventurer. Pooh is the orange one and he is definitely the sweetest. Bailey is the mix-colored one and the most playful. Everyone tells me I am crazy for getting three puppies at once but I couldn't be happier with them. The story is my boyfriend heard about a guy giving some puppies away up the street so we went to go look at them to maybe get one. When we got there they had three left and they all came running to us as cute as can be. We decided to take them home for a while to see how they would do with our older dog which is the same breed mix. When we got them home we knew we couldn't take them back and that was that. "Love at first sight." So far they have been great puppies, very loving and energetic. They like having each other to play with and keep each other company. Although that's all a different story when its dinner time. One big thing I noticed about them is they always want what the other one has."

Three Border-Aussie Puppies are sleeping under one another.

Pooh Bear, Bailey and Taz, Border Collie / Australian Shepherd hybrid puppies at 9 weeks old (Border-Aussies)

The front right side of a black with white and tan Border-Aussie Puppy that is laying across a dog bed and its mouth is open.

Sheela the Border-Aussie hybrid (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix) at 6 months old—"She is full of energy, highly intelligent and very funny!"

Close Up - The front left side of a black with white and tan Border-Aussie Puppy that is laying against a baseboard and it is looking up.

Sheela the tri-color Border-Aussie mix breed (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix) puppy at 3 months old

The left side of a black with white and tan Border-Aussie Puppy that is running across a hardwood floor with a hotdog toy in its mouth

Sheela the Border-Aussie hybrid (Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix) puppy at 3 months old