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Description: The Collie presents a picture of true balance, each part being in harmonious proportion to every other part and to the whole. Collies are considered one of the most beautiful breeds because of their elegant appearance. Sometimes referred to as the Scottish Collie, the Collie is of Scottish heritage. They come in two coat varieties, Smooth Coated Collies and the Rough Coated Collie with the only difference being the length of their coat. Rough coats will occasionally produce smooth coats in their offspring. The Smooth Coated Collie looks like it has a crew cut. Rough Coated Collies have always been more popular than the smooth, and the personalities slightly differ in snappiness, which may be why the Rough is so much more popular. Collies are medium sized dogs with either long fluffy fur, or short smooth fur. They have long faces and elegant bodies. They come in colors of sable and white, tricolor, blue merle and white. Their personality gives way to their popularity, as they are very gentle, loving, affectionate and friendly. Much like the TV collie named "Lassie", Collies will strive to be with their families and endure difficult hardships to remain loyal to their owners. Forever immortalized by "Lassie" (who was actually a lad!), they are a true family dog that enjoys human companionship.
Other Names: Scottish Collie
Type: Herding Dog
20 - 24 inches; Males: 24 - 26 inches.
and white, tri colored and blue merle (not permissible in the UK).
and Smooth Collies are intelligent, gentile, social and friendly. Some tend
to nip at the heels in play, but they are generally well-behaved. Collies love
to play. They are sensitive, devoted, gentle and willing to please. The Collie
is mild mannered and enjoys being with family, going through whatever it takes
to get to its family. Some can be stubborn, and they tend to bark a lot. They
are protective of children, a good watch dog and easy to train. The Smooth Coated
version is said to be slightly nippier than the Rough Coated.
Watch-dog: High. They are
highly sensitive to what is going on around them, and often like to bark about
Care and Exercise:
Rough Coated Collies: Coat sheds dirt easily, but a weekly brushing will keep
them in good condition. Collies shed a lot, take extra care during shedding
to remove mats and tangles. Smooth Coated Collies: Minimal grooming is necessary.
Regular walks or free exercise is necessary to keep a well balanced dog. Play
sessions are equal workouts.
Activity: Indoors - Low.
Outdoors - High. Collies love to play and will do so if given the chance.
Health Issues: CEA (Collie eye anomaly, a recessive defective gene which can cause blindness) and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). Other health concerns include hip dysplasia, skin infections, dermatomyositis, ivermectin sensetivity, and gastric torsion or bloat. Bloat is a health issue to most dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs other than cancer, but Collies can be particularly susceptible to it because of their deep chests.
Life Span: 8 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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