Collie

collie

About The Breed

The Collie has a very pointy wedge-shaped head and large almond eyes and medium ears that stand alert and always listening. Their coats come in a long haired and short haired variety. Their coats can come in, merle, tricolored, and white.
Collies are very well known for their love of children, thanks to television tales of a young boy and his sweet and intelligent faithful companion. The Collie also makes a great companion for the elderly and the disabled. The family-friendly nature of this loyal canine makes it ideal for any family size. The Collie loves going out for walks and playing with the children on a day at the park.

Origin
The Collie originated in the mid-1800s Scottland where it was primarily used as a herding dog. They are agile, intelligent, and graceful, much like their forebears the Dogs that accompanied the Ancient Roman armies as they occupied northern England.
Right Choice?
If your breed of choice is the Collie, you will be able to look forward to a sweet and gentle companion to watch over your children and your home.
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Type:
Herding dogs
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Grooming:
High maintenance
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Adult Height:
22-26 inches at shoulder

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Adult Weight:
50-75 lbs

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Lifespan:
12-14 years

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One Word:
Lassie
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