Appearance: 22-26" (56-66 cm) 50-75 lbs (22.5-35 kg) Straight, harsh, abundant outer coat with short smooth hair on head and legs. Soft dense undercoat. Sable and white, blue merle and white, sable merle and white, tricolour and white with coloured markings.
The Collie, a Scottish native, is thought to have originated with the herding dogs the ancient Romans brought to Britain, and has been documented in writings dating as far back as the 1300s. Used primarily for herding down through the centuries, the Rough version of the breed became popular in England when Queen Victoria brought some of the dogs back from Scotland. They are best known in North America from the books by Albert Payson Terhune and the subsequent Lassie movies and popular television show, which premiered in the 1950s and ran for 20 years, forever immortalizing this distinctive breed. The Rough Collie is distinguished from his cousin, the Smooth Collie, by his abundant and luxurious outer coat.
Loyal and easy to train, the Rough Collie is a wonderful family companion. He is kind and affectionate, and thrives on affection and activity. He needs plenty of outdoor exercise, so is best suited to homes with a bit of space around them.
Rough Collie Breeders:
Prairie Wynd Collies
CKC Registered, hearty healthy happy Rough Collies for show and pet companions. Breeding dogs have been Genetically tested to ensure puppies have the best possible chance of living full healthy lives and most of them have Canadian and American Champions in their pedigrees. We breed for health, temperament and beauty. Collies are intelligent, gentle, eager to please and faithful. They excel as Therapy Dogs, Agility, Herding, Flyball, etc. and are devoted partners.
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