Collie Dog Breed
Collie is most often used to refer solely
to Rough Collies rather than the collective
grouping of all collie breeds. In this
case collie refers to the breed of "Rough
Collie Dog Classification:
Rough Collies are herd dogs.
Other Names: Scottish Collie,
Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie
Dog, Rough Collie, Rough-Haired Collie,
Collie in Foreign Languages:
Esperanto: skota safhundo
Russian: kóll, otlándskaja
Origins: Rough Collies were initially
bred to herd sheep in Scotland.
Description: Collies are medium
to large size dogs. Collies have long,
very prominent, narrow nose, semi-errect
small tipped ears, with a thick bushy
tail, and feathering.
Size: Collies weigh between 35
to 75 lbs , they stand 21 to 26 inches
tall at the shoulder.
||45 to 75 lbs
||22 to 26 inches tall
||35 to 65 lbs
||21 to 26 inches tall
Coat: Rough Collies have gorgeous
long double coats, with thick glossy fur
and feathers, as well as a thick mane
at their throat. The Rough Collie's coat
color is sable, mahogany sable, shaded
sable, tri-colored, blue merle, and sable
Disposition: Collies are intelligent
and friendly dogs that enjoy working.
Collies are good family dogs and known
for their loyalty.
Type Dog: Collies are herd dogs.
Litter Size: Rough Collies give
birth to litters of 6 to 10 puppies.
Behavior: Collies are mild-mannered,
sweet dogs that are easy to train. Collies
are protective of their families. They
require a firm hand in training, or they
can become willful, and stubborn.
Traits: Loyal, responsive, sweet
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: Rough Collies typically
live 12 to 15 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC