Origin: Great Britain
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Height Range: 20-26 inches
Weight Range: 60-75 Ibs
Colors: Sable/white, tan/brown, blue merle, tricolor.
Temperament: The Collie is a very noble and highly intelligent dog. Sweet, sensitive, kind, and very easy to train. This breed is devoted and protective of his loved ones. They are not aggressive but do tend to be suspicious of strangers. The Collie is a good natured friendly dog and they are extremely energetic outdoors, but will keep the energy level low once inside.
Trainability: Extremely high. Should start training early. Should be trained gently or will not cooperate.
Health: Generally healthy dogs. Some lines are prone to PRA, eye defects and hip problems leading to acute lameness and arthritis. The Collie is a very popular breed resulting in the sale of many inferior animals with poor health and/or temperaments.
With Other Animals: Good. Friendly with other dogs.
Children: Excellent. Very playful with children.
Climate: Tolerates cold well, sensitive to heat.
Indoor/Outdoor: Both.Loves the indoors, but needs the room and freedom of outdoors. This breed is ok for apartment life. Will do best with an average sized yard.
Grooming: High for rough coated and Low for smooth coated.
Recognition: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR