Collie

Collie

This sensitive and intelligent dog may be stubborn. It needs plenty of exercise or may become destructive. Some bark a lot.

Breed Overview

Originating in Scotland in the 1800s, Collies were used as sheep herders. These devoted and gentle dogs make great companions. They are excellent watchdogs and can provide a good amount of protection. They are eager to please and very intelligent. However, they do have some tendencies to be a bit stubborn and bark. Collies enjoy working so daily exercise involving mental and physical activity is required to keep them content. Ideal owners are active singles, families, and those who own a big yard. Their coats require weekly brushing to remove dead hair.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 24-26"; Female:22-24"
Weight: Male: 60-75 lb; Female: 50-65 lb
Lifespan: 8-12 years

Breed Traits

Gentle, Herding group, Intelligent,

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