Tucker - Collie (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Collie Dog For Adoption in Newport News, VA


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Date Listed: 02/24/2017
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(757) 814-4389

Breed: Collie
Gender: Male Male


Age: Young
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 02/24/2017
Location: Newport News, VA 23602
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Collie (long coat). As of 15 October 2011, our website is collieandsheltierescue.com Hello my name is Tucker I am approximately 4 years old collie. I get along with dogs, cats, children ,pretty much anyone. I am like a big baby love to play but I know my manners. My teeth are gorgeous :) I am neutered and up-to-date. When I came into the Rescue noticed some problems with my eyes. Off to the Ophthalmologists I went, we were greeted by DR Spatola wow I got the red carpet treatment. The DR told us I have progressive retinal atrophy or PAR. I got this when I was young and the are nothing we can do about it now. PAR will not effect my life I will be blind in about one to two years. I will need to learn some new commands like left, right, up, down and bump. I have to have a companion dog to play with me and show me the way. Now if you move your furniture every day I might not be for you. Please don't think I am a broken dog because I'm not, I will live a long healthy life. If you are interested please put in your application from the rescues web site ASAP I will be snatched up soon. Go to our new website listed in the header above to download an application request for this dog, and to view our adoption contract. It's all for the dogs!


A.K.A. : Scottish Collie
Overview: Collies are very intelligent and make excellent watch dogs. They like to work and take readily to any training program. A brave and faithful companion, this dog can adjust to living in the country or the city.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): male: 60-75, female 50-65
Height (in): male: 24-26, female 22-24
Colors: Sable and white; tricolor, blue merle; white (predominantly white, preferably with markings).
Coat: Coat can be either rough or smooth. Both variety with a soft, abundant undercoat. Smooth variety is short, hard and flat; Rough variety is straight, harsh, abundant and long, particularly on the mane and ruff.
Character: Collies are mild-mannered and gentle. Eager to work, these dogs are often a little stubborn.
Temperament: This breed is good with children and gets along well with other household pets ' assuming proper socialization has occurred.
Care: The Collie requires different grooming depending on the variety. The smooth coated variety needs only periodic brushing, but the rough variety needs a brush or comb every other day.
Training: This breed needs positive reinforcement and lots of praise during training. They are smart and eager to please, responding well to the trainer's voice.
Activity: The Collie needs to have a long walk or jog on leash every day - or given the opportunity to run around in a yard.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: This breed is generally healthy, but some are prone to progressive retinal atrophy, eye defects, and hip problems.
Life Expectancy: 8-12

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