Collie—Rough Coated

The Rough Collie has a sweet and expressive personality. They can be trained as great family dogs and should be supervised around children initially to ensure they do not become dominant. The Rough Coated Collie has a shorter, denser coat than that of the Smooth Collie.

 

 

Other Names
Scottish Collie
Country of Origin
Scotland
Colour
Three distinct coat colours: blue merle, sable and white and tricolour.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
Measures 51 – 61cms and weighs 23 – 34kgs.
Health
Both Smooth and Rough Coated Collies are prone to Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, skin, nasal and eye issues.
Life Span
14-16 years
Intelligence
This breed is eager to learn and typically quite trainable. With firm yet gentle training they can make great family dogs although are at times stubborn.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

Breeders normally provide prospective owners with specific diets to follow. Once matured, Collies can follow a normal doggy diet.

 

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Surprisingly enough, Rough Collies do not demand too much exercise and will easily adapt to family circumstances. However, free-running should be given, allowing them time to play with and retrieve a ball. Care must be taken to stop them putting on too much weight.
Ailments
Both Smooth and Rough Coated Collies are prone to Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, skin, nasal and eye issues.
Hair Shed
Moderate
Grooming

With their dense coats, the Rough Coated Collie needs thorough weekly brushing. Daily brushing is recommended during shedding season. Trimming the feathering of the legs and tail every now and then will keep the coat in optimal condition.

 

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
Occasional
The Collie breed originated in Scotland and became very popular in England throughout the 1800s. This breed was known to excel as a herding dog and was later known to be kept by Queen Victoria in her Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Rough Coated Collie grew in popularity in the 1940s when one was chosen to star as Lassie. The Collie was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1885.


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