The Collie is a sheepdog that originated in Great Britain.

Appearance & Grooming

The Collie is a medium-sized dog with a muscular body. The breed can have either long, straight double coat (rough) or short, dense double coat (smooth) in black, white, tan, blue, sable, and merle. The Collie sheds seasonally and requires brushing three times per week when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Collie is sociable, obedient, intelligent, and loyal. They tend to play well with younger children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with puppies and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Collie has a moderate activity level. A meat-based diet is usually appropriate, and it is recommended to feed the Collie small meals multiple times a day.


The Collie is an intelligent dog and learns quickly. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.

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