Collie – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Herding Dogs
Height:
22 to 26 inches all at the shoulder
Weight:
50 to 70 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Collie is a large herding dog with an enormous amount of energy. This is one of the world’s most recognizable dog breeds. With 22 to 26 inches at the shoulder, the Collie stands for tall and large dogs.

Add to that up to 77 pounds and you will get a powerful dog who can be active for hours. This breed has an impressive show coat that people adore.

The fantastic Collie can be fully-coated and this type is known as ‘rough Collie’ and this is a more familiar variety, while there is also a sleek ‘smooth Collie’ version.

In both varieties coat colors are sable and white, tricolor, blue merle, or white. This breed has an elegant wedge-shaped head, mobile ears, and almond eyes that can catch a wide range of expressions.

They are amazing family dogs and children’s favorites. Collie is athletic, swift, and tireless. This is a high-energy breed that thrives on companionship and regular exercise.

The Collie is large, but the size won’t stop them from being active all day long.

As herding dogs, they are active and agile, with still strong herding instincts. Even today they are busy herding or participating in dog sports to burn that extra energy off.