Dog Breeds

  • Collie

    Collies are agile, strong dogs with straight, firm bodies that are in harmonious proportion.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 12–14 yr
    Height: 20–24 in
    Weight: 44–79 lb

  • Care

    Both smooth- and rough-coated Collies require regular grooming. Brushing smooth Collies once per week will remove cast-off hair and reduce shedding. However, rough Collies need more frequent maintenance—especially around their ears, legs, and undersides—to keep their hair free of mats, tangles, and debris. Weekly brushing with a pin brush will remove loose undercoat and keep their coats looking sleek. But these dogs require almost-daily grooming during the shedding season. Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth should also be part of every dog's grooming routine, regardless of breed.

    Collies have deep chests, and straight, muscular forelegs. Their hocks allow them to move with long, reaching strides and a powerful, propelling gait.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.