The Collie breed originated from Scotland where they were used as a hardworking sheepdog. They are still used today to work/herd animals on farms.
The Collie was first registered by the AKC in 1885 and was grouped as Herding.
- Country of Origin: Scotland
- Weight: 50 - 80 lbs
- Height: 20 - 26 inches
- Color: This breed comes in a variety of colors. Some of those colors are Sable, Tri-Color, Merle and Black & Tan.
The Collie is intelligent, loving, affectionate and social. This breed is great with kids because they are so mile mannered. They make great watchdogs and protectors!
The Collie life expectancy is between 9 - 14 years. This breed is a relatively healthy breed. Some health concerns to look for are:
• PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
• Hip Dysplasia
• Skin Infections
This breed either has a rough coat or smooth coat.
Although the Collie coat is on the long side, it needs little maintenance. Brushing their coats every week or two and bathing when necessary is sufficient. Trimming their hair to keep it off of the ground is best for this breed. If this breed is in a warmer climate, their need for more brushing increases to prevent matting.