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Whippet vs Rough Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Whippet vs Rough Collie" Compare Whippet and Rough Collie. Which is better: Whippet or Rough Collie?
Name Whippet Rough Collie
OriginsEngland Scotland
Group Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank6140
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Other Names English Whippet, Snap Dog Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $400-$600

General Appearance - Whippet vs Rough Collie

Size Medium Large
Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Whippet vs Rough Collie

Coat Fine Short Close in texture Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry
Colors Cream Red Blue Fawn White Black Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle
Grooming
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Whippets are low shedders.
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Whippet vs Rough Collie

Temperament Affectionate Gentle Lively Friendly Intelligent Quiet Outright Adaptable Companionable Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding
Intelligent Rank
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Whippets are easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Whippet vs Rough Collie

Stranger Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Whippet vs Rough Collie

Health Issues
Egészségesek Whippet fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Arthritis Deafness Drug Sensitivity Heart Murmurs Heart Problems Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Vaccination Sensitivity Von Willebrand's Disease Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Whippet vs Rough Collie

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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