Collie (Smooth)

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • His exact origin is unknown
  • He has existed for centuries as a herding dog in England and Scotland

Personality and Behavior

  • He's strong, agile, extremely energetic and possesses a lot of stamina
  • He's very intelligent and loves working
  • If he isn't mentally and physically stimulated he will start behaving badly (he isn't a good choice if you cannot give him lots of exercise everyday)
  • He's loyal and gentle (great with children!)
  • He likes barking and can be quite noisy

Training

  • He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.

Shedding

  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

  • Collie (Rough)

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