Collie dog breed

Collie breed description

Collie are shepherd dogs. With obedience training they can become excellent herders of sheep and other livestock.

The collie comes across as a very wise type of dog. The dog thrives best when doing tasks that involve mental challenges.

Collies sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent grooming of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Collie is a watchful type of dog, and responds well to obedience training . Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The breed have a great need for exercise, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

Some dogs can be a bit reserved and skeptical guests, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. They are usually mild-natured with other dogs. The breed referred to as child-friendly, but remember: However, you should never leave small children alone with dogs. Many dogs are good with children, but differences within the breed is also quite large. Although this dog breed can be gentle, one should never forget that they are animals after all.

This is a robust dog that can tolerate cold and low temperatures nice and thrive winter and summer. Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs! They do have a tendency to stay close to their owners, and a collie should display little or no lust to run away.

The dog's anatomy: A collie is a midsize type of dog, longhaired, with an average body , half standing ears, short hanging tail, long muzzle, and some would add: The world's cutest dog breed.

Health: The diseases for collies differs from dog to dog and varies between individuals. Potential health problems includes - but is not limited to PRA, Skin diseases, deafness, hypothyroidism, common canine disorders and other general common diseases in dogs.

Information about the dog: The collie is originally from United Kingdom. Life span will vary, but anything from 14 to 16 years is expected. The breed is popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Collies were initially bred for sheep herding. This type of dog have other names as well: rough collie, smooth collie.

Classification: American Kennel Club places the breed in the group «herding dogs». United Kennel Club files the breed in the category «herding dog». Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «herding dogs».

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