Rough Collie dog breed

Rough Collie breed standard

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

Rough 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.

Rough Collies respond well to obedience training, which is why they are descirbed as a breed type which is easy to deal with (albeit all dogs are different). Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The dog breed have a great need for physical 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 strangers, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. They are usually easygoing with other dogs. The dog breed referred to as child-friendly, but remember: No dogs should never leave small children alone with dogs, regardless of breed or size. Children-friendly dogs may be a myth more than anything else, all dogs are different! Although this 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.

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

Diseases and disorders: The health problems for rough collies differs individually and depends on more than the race itself. Well-known health problems include PRA, Skin disorders and associated problems, deafness, different illnesses in canines and other dog ailments and illnesses.

More info about the dog: The rough collie were first bred in United Kingdom. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 14 to 16 years is within the norm. The dog breed is a relatively highly popular and there is still someone who advertises puppies for sale. Rough Collies aliases include collie rough.

Grouping: United Kennel Club files the dog breed in the category «herding dog». Rough Collie have been approved by FCI and their dog breed list as #156 in section «sheepdogs» (1.1) in the group «cattle- and sheep dogs» (registered 1987-06-24).

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