Dogs

Collie

Collie is an elegant and loyal dog breed quite popular among dog lovers. It comes in a medium to large size and was mostly bred for herding livestock in Scotland several decades ago. Collie became more famous for being loyal and gentle among families and pet lovers. The dog breed comes in two main types, including, the rough collie and the smooth collie. It is quite an active and social dog breed that belongs to the herding group. It costs between $800 and $2000.

Breed Information

Dog SizeLarge
ColourWhite, Black, Tan
Dog Breed GroupHerding
Height22-26 inches
Weight50-75 pounds
Coat LengthLong
Life Span14-16 years
OriginUnited Kingdom
CharacteristicsCollie dog breed is quite playful, gentle, and friendly by nature
HistoryIt originated in the highlands of Scotland and Northern England. It used to play an essential role in herding the sheep along with the livestock. Also, the dog is used to safeguard families and kids. However, the breed gained popularity when Queen Victoria found it while visiting Balmoral Castle in Scotland. After that, she fetched multiple collies in various colors to amplify the beauty of her royal kennels. In 1860, it finally got the recognition of a pure breed.
PersonalityCollie is a medium to large size dog breed with a lot of fur and a long face. It looks very graceful and attractive with it’s dark almond-shaped eyes. Their ears get perked up when they are alert that shows sign of their intelligence and smartness.
HealthGenerally, Collie lives between 10 and 14 years and enjoys good health. However, they are prone to some health problems such as hip dysplasia, Collie Eye Anomaly, etc.
CareIt requires a lot of grooming as it sheds heavily. You can either groom yourself or take it to the groomer twice a month to get it groomed well. It requires weekly brushing and a bath once a month.
FeedingIt should be given around 1400 calories in a day. You can divide the food into two meals and make sure that meal must contain high-quality dog food approved by a doc.
Coat Color And GroomingI’s coat comes in different colors, including black, blue, gray, white, and fawn. When it comes to the grooming part, it requires a lot of grooming as it sheds a lot.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsCollie is a very friendly, loyal and kindful dog, it easily mingles with families, dogs, cats, and seniors without showing any hiccups.
Temperament and TrainingCollie is quite a loyal, kindful and fun-loving dog breed. When it comes to the training part, it’s quite a quick learner and maintains loyal tendencies. However, its better to train Collie at a young age.
PriceBetween $800 and $2000

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