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Collie (Smooth)




Country of Origin : England & Scotland

Dog Group : Working Dog



Origin

The origin of the Collie breed is not entirely know, the Collie originated in Scotland and flourished in England since the 1800s. But before this time, the breed had been used for many centuries prior in both the Highlands of Scotland and throughout early England to shepherd sheep and cattle. Queen Victoria kept Collies at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and her interest launched the breed's subsequent popularity. J.P. Morgan and other members of the upper class have owned Collies.


Description

The Smooth Collie is a loving, active, and agile dog. Their wedge-shaped head gives an impression of lightness. Their ears are 3/4 erect with the tips folding forward. They have almond-shaped dark eyes except in the case of blue merles; their eyes are may be blue or merle. The Smooth Collies’ coat is one-inch long and requires little grooming.


Feeding & Ownership

The breeder will give you a diet sheet for your puppy which should be followed. As adults, Collies are an easy breed to feed as they are not fussy eaters.


Personality

The Smooth Collie is a noble, highly intelligent dog. They are sensitive, loyal and easy to train. They are usually good with other pets and friendly with other dogs. Some dogs may display herding behaviour when they are puppies, such as nipping at people's heels and trying to herd them. With regular and constant training they can to be taught not to herd humans.


Grooming

The Smooth variety has a one-inch coat and should be brushed once a week and bathed every two weeks in the warmer months and once a month in the colder months.



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