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They are lovable, gentle and smart. Oh, and this breed has one of the most famous dogs in its family. Who doesn’t love a Collie? Here’s more about them!
About The Collie
The Rough Collie is a long coated breed that’s a medium to large size dog. They live to about around 13 to 15 years of age and were originally bred for herding.
What’s Their Temperament?
Collie’s are protective, loyal, friendly and pretty smart.
What’s A Smooth Collie?
A Smooth Collie is a short-coat version of the Rough Collie. It was developed for herding. Their temperament is similiar to the Rough Collie.
Varieties Of Rough Collies
Varieties of Rough Collies include Shetland Sheepdogs, Paraders and Brandwyns.
Do They Shed A Lot ?
Yep. Both Rough and Smooth Collies shed a lot. Regular brushing and combings will help. However, without frequent brushing Rough Collies will be a matted mess.
What Kind Of Collie was Lassie?
The famous pup was a Rollie Collie.
Great With Families
Due to their friendly nature, Collies are great with families and are gentle with children.
Health Issues With Collies
Health issues include epilepsy, bloat, progressive retinal atrophy and some skin disorders.
Collie’s aren’t great for apartment life. They love exercise and a good 30-45 minute walk or playtime twice a day will do the trick. If they get exercise, they are a calm dog.
Collies are gentle and intelligent animals. They are also sensitive and can become depressed if they are spoken to harshly. If you have a family that loves the outdoors, then this pet is for you!