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Rough Collie

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Rough Collie

Rough Collie

UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin UK
Date of Origin 1800s
Height 51 - 61 cm (20 - 24 inches)
Weight 18 - 30 Kgs (40 - 66 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Rough Collies are intelligent, alert and active dogs. They have a long, straight top coat and a soft, dense undercoat. They can be sable, sable and white, tricoloured or blue merle.


Rough Collies are happy, friendly dogs.


If you are considering a Rough Collie as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They thrive in cold climates
They can suffer from excess heat
They are easy to obedience train
They need a lot of physical exercise

Interesting Facts

Rough Collies are also known as:
Collie (Rough Coat)
Scottish Collie
Scottish Collie Long Haired

One of the most famous Rough Collies is Lassie who is a character that has been in numerous films, television series, a radio programme and has been the subject of many novels and non-fiction works. Lassie is one of the few animals to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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