Collie—Smooth Coated

This Smooth bred is quite the charmer with their loving personality. They can be trained as great family dogs and should be supervised around children initially to ensure they do not become dominant. The Smooth Coated Collie has a longer, silky coat compared to the Rough Coated Collie.

 

 

Country of Origin
England & Scotland
Colour
This breed has three distinct coat colours: blue merle, sable and white and tricolour.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
Height: 51 – 61cms and weigh 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 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
Collies love to run freely and play games with their families. Smooth Coated Collies are known to excel as show dogs.
Ailments
Both Smooth and Rough Coated Collies are prone to Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, skin, nasal and eye issues.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

This breed has a long, silky coat that requires weekly brushing to maintain its condition. They should be bathed twice a month in warmer months and once a month during the cooler season.

 

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
Moderate
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 Collie was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1885.


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