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Graceful, swift and strong, the Collie has been a favourite of shepherds in Scotland and England for centuries. A highly intelligent and protective breed, the Collie is particularly affectionate with children, making him a loving family dog. There are two varieties: The Rough-Coated Collie has a beautiful, long coat, and the Smooth-Coated Collie has a short, dense coat. Both types need moderate exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
The earliest illustrations of Collies are found in The History of Quadrupeds by Thomas Beswick dated around 1800. Queen Victoria kept Collies at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, sparking interest in the breed among the wealthy elite. The Collie was made famous in the 1950s on the television show “Lassie.”
Also Known As:
Rough Collie
Smooth Collie
Border Collie
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 60 to 66 centimetres at the shoulders
    Females – 55 to 60 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight Males – 25 to 35 kilograms Females – 20 to 30 kilograms
  • Coat Rough – Long; Smooth - Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Sable and white, tricolour, blue merle, or white
  • Activities Herding, Tracking, Service/Guide Work, Search and Rescue, Agility, Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both