"Maci is a Borador (Border Collie / Chocolate Lab mix) shown here at 9 months old. She is very smart, energetic, and loves the outdoors and snuggling under blankets. She can: sit, lay down, play dead, roll over, shut the door, wipe her paws, bring anything you ask for, and spin in circles, on command. She also loves to chew, but knows to chew on only her own toys and not shoes, etc."
The Borador is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Border Collie and the Labrador Retriever. 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.
Boarder the Borador (Border Collie / Lab mix breed dog) at 5 years old
"Dozer the Border Collie / Lab mix (Borador) has the energy of the Border Collie and the bird hunting ability of the Lab. He is a great dog."
"Rex is a 3-month-old Labrador / Border Collie cross puppy. His mom was Border Collie, his father a black Labrador. He seems to have the temperament of a Labrador but all the energy of a Border Collie!! You wouldn't be able to tire him out! He loves to herd things, especially people!! He doesn't really get the game fetch like a Labrador. We'll just have to wait and see whether he turns out to be more like a Collie or a Lab!!"
Mickey Roonie Rourke the Borador (Border Collie / Labrador Retriever mix) at 1 ½ years old—"We rescued him from the pound a day before he was supposed to be euthanized. He is a Lab and Border Collie mix. We love him very, very much and he has made a wonderful addition to our family."
Charlie the Borador (Border Collie / Labrador Retriever mix breed) puppy
Bear the yellow Lab and Border Collie mix breed (Borador) at 6 months old
Bear the yellow Lab and Border Collie mix (Borador) at 1 year old—"This is him taking his place with the family at approx. 1 year. To give you an idea of his size, he is between 60 and 65 pounds at 1 year 8 months."
"Sweet Pea, my female Border Collie / yellow Lab mix at 4 years old is a very sweet-natured dog and is great with family and familiar people, but she gets very protective around strangers or strange dogs. She is not big on swimming in water, but has webbed feet. She is also quite intelligent and loves exercise. She lives with a family of 3 (mom, dad, daughter) and six cats and gets along great with cats. We adopted her at 3 months old from the local SPCA and she is a great pet! She is about 40 pounds and about 22 1/2 inches tall from floor to shoulders and 30 inches long from her nose to her butt. She is a big eater and is not very picky."
Rider the Border Collie / Lab mix puppy at 4 months old
"This is Kelsea a merle colored Blue-Merle Border Collie cross Labrador. She was the best puppy in the world, always playful, incredibly smart, easily trained (she could give hi-5's) and became a best friend to all family members. Unfortunately she got sick and in the space of 2 weeks she had to be put down at the age of 18 months. She had really aggressive cancer in her lungs. She is heavily missed. She was a great combination of breeds with the energy and wit of a Border Collie and the love and companionship of a Labrador. Don't let this cancer story put you off the breed mix, we were just unlucky, but we will be looking for another puppy with this same combination in the future."