Collie

A.K.A. : Scottish Collie
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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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