Smooth Collie

Descended from generations of herding dogs, the Collie is believed to be native to Scotland. They were originally utilized for water rescue, herding, guiding and guarding. Today, the rough Collie is more popular than the smooth Collie in the United States. The opposite is true in Great Britain, where the smooth Collie is more popular. The only difference between the two is that the Smooth Collie doesn't have the long coat that the Rough Collie has. They make great guide dogs for the blind. They are also known for their search and rescue skills, agility, obedience, acting and watch dog capabilities.

Males can grow to a height of 24 to 26 inches and females to 22 to 24 inches. Males can weight between 60 and 75 pounds, while females weigh between 50 and 65 pounds. Sooth Collies have almond eyes, a rounded muzzle, long neck, straight legs, long tail and erect ears. Personality: This intelligent dog is sensitive, friendly, calm, mild-mannered, loyal and easy to train. It makes a great companion for kids and even other dogs. They do need to be trained not to display herding behaviors, which they will do if not taught otherwise. They make faithful and playful pets, always mindful of being protective to the family. This breed is energetic when outside and loves to get exercise. They aren't vicious but will be wary of strangers, so be sure to socialize them early on. They can be willful if not obedience trained.

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Life Span
14 - 16 years
Other Names
Smooth Collie

Smooth Collie Build Information

Size
Medium

Males can grow to a height of 24 to 26 inches and females to 22 to 24 inches. Males can weight between 60 and 75 pounds, while females weigh between 50 and 65 pounds. Sooth Collies have almond eyes, a rounded muzzle, long neck, straight legs, long tail and erect ears.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

This intelligent dog is sensitive, friendly, calm, mild-mannered, loyal and easy to train. It makes a great companion for kids and even other dogs. They do need to be trained not to display herding behaviors, which they will do if not taught otherwise.

They make faithful and playful pets, always mindful of being protective to the family.

This breed is energetic when outside and loves to get exercise. They aren't vicious but will be wary of strangers, so be sure to socialize them early on. They can be willful if not obedience trained.

Appearance

Shedding
Heavy
Grooming
Low maintenance

It's recommended you give the coat a weekly brushing to keep dirt at bay, although the nature of its coat does a fairly good job of shedding dirt. Be careful when brushing the undercoat, as it's soft and sensitive. The Smooth Collie has a one-inch-thick coat that should be brushed once every week or two. Bathe only as necessary to avoid drying out the skin.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy to train
  • Smooth Collies do well in small homes and apartments as long as they get some form of daily exercise outdoors
  • An average-sized fenced-in yard is sufficient to allow them to run about
  • Make sure you give them plenty of shade outdoors along with water when the weather is hot
  • There are no known nicknames for the Smooth Collie
  • Sometimes their name is shortened to simply "Collie"
  • The Smooth Collie has a life expectancy of 14 to 16 years

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Common Health Conditions in Smooth Collies

Overall, these dogs are healthy but may be prone to PRA, eye defects, hip dysplasia and arthritis. Smooth Collies have fairly strong sun sensitivity so it's recommended the owner apply sun block to their noses when outside. Some dogs in this breed are also highly sensitive to certain drugs.

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