Collie

Herding Group

Collie lying down against white background

Height at Shoulders

Females 22-24 in, Males 24-26 in

Weight

Females 50-65 lbs, Males 60-75 lbs

Life Expectancy

12-14 yrs

History

The Collie originated mostly in the highland regions of Scotland, but also the lowlands and Northern Europe. Some historians say their ancestors were brought to British Isles by Roman conquerors 2,000 years ago. Queen Victoria was responsible for the popularization of the Collie, as she fell in love with them while staying at the Balmoral Castle on the Scottish Highlands.

Breed Characteristics

While not all Collies share the exact same personality and temperament, there are certain generalizations that can be made about the breed. In addition to genetics, a dog’s environment, training, socialization, and many other factors all contribute to their personality and behavior.

Intelligence

Affection Towards Family

Friendliness Towards Strangers

Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

Exercise Needs

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Energy Level

Sensitivity

Noise Level

Prey Drive

Shedding

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Intelligence

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Affection Towards Family

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Friendliness Towards Strangers

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Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

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Exercise Needs

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Energy Level

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Sensitivity

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Noise Level

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Prey Drive

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Shedding

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Common Traits

Playful, friendly, gentle, and very protective (especially of children)

Known to bark excessively if left alone for long

Have an uncanny ability to sense if something is wrong- ever seen the movie Lassie?

Strong herding instinct and might try to concentrate children or pets to one location

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