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Rough Collie


Rough Collie profile

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Lifespan: 13-15 Years

Avg height: 51-61cm

Avg weight: 23-34kg

Coat type: Long dense flowing harsh-textured coat with profuse feathering on tail and hind-quarters and a large mane.

Coat colours: Gold, gold and white, blue merle, tri-colour.

Originally bred for: Working sheepdog.

Breed traits: Proud, sweet-tempered, gentle, active, protective.


A little about the Rough Collie


The Rough Collie shot to fame in the film Lassie and since then has been a popular family pet. With a rich coat and athletic nature, they need a large amount of grooming and exercise. They are easily trainable and loving and are devoted to their families. 



Both Collies (Rough and Smooth) may be predisposed to the following conditions: Collie Eye Anomaly, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Gastric Torsion (bloat), Dermatomyositis, Demodicosis, Seizures, Microphthalmia, Canine Hip Dysplasia and Cyclic Neutropenia. It should also be noted these breeds may be sensitive to certain drugs such as Ivermectin. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.