Rough Collie Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Rough Collie so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginScotland flagScotland
Other Names
What other names does the Rough Collie have?
English CollieLassie DogLong-Haired CollieScottish CollieCollie
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Overview

The long-haired Scottish Shepherd dog is considered by many to be the world's most beautiful dog. Her head is long, tapering. Black nose, dark brown meaningful eyes. Ears small, pre-tearing. Tail hanging. Its elegant, graceful appearance and beautiful long coat is a truly eye-catching sight. In addition, this dog breed is not only beautiful, but it is also very intelligent: perfect for quick learning and a variety of tasks. We also know legendary loyalty from the story of Lassie's. His love for his child and for his master is really just like in the movie.

Rough Collie is cheerful with full of energy. The breed enjoys people's company, sensitive and devoted. Collies are strongly tied to their masters and don't bark much. The character of the Rough Collie dog from Eric Knight: Lassie Come-Home has become sympathetic to many readers. Collie's intelligence is extraordinary.

They notice and understand what is happening in the surroundings, so it's an excellent guard dog. Not only their hearing, but their sight is also excellent. He likes working, obedient, docile.

Purposes of the Rough Collie

Rough Collie can be especially recommended for families with children or where adults have an active lifestyle. Collie has great results in several dog sports. Besides their beauty, they're also excellent as a working dog and are easy to train. Recently, fewer and fewer copies have been trained, but they deserve more attention because of their good senses, workload, and dynamism. According to his fans, the Rough Collie can fight the most if necessary. Undoubtedly an incredibly loyal and pleasant companion.

Rough Collie Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Rough Collie puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Rough Collie in the United States? How much money is a Rough Collie?

Where to buy a Rough Collie with a good pedigree?

$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Rough Collie, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Rough Collie for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Rough Collie gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Rough Collie? How many Rough Collie are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Rough Collie is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Rough Collie Size

Size
Is a Rough Collie small, medium or large dog?

How big do Rough Collie get?

What is the average size of a Rough Collie?

Large
Weight
How much does the Rough Collie weigh? How much should a Rough Collie weight? What is the normal weight of a Rough Collie? How much does a full-grown Rough Collie weight?
Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Rough Collie?
Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Rough Collie? Rough Collie height:
Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Rough Collie?
Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Rough Collie Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Rough Collie have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
RoughSoftThickStraightHarshFurry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Rough Collie coats?
Black & White & TanBlue & MerleBlue & Merle & WhiteSableSable & WhiteWhiteWhite & MerleMerle
Grooming
How to groom the Rough Collie and how often? How often should I take my Rough Collie to the groomer?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Rough Collie requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Rough Collie is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
As the long-haired Scottish Shepherd has very rich hair, it should be thoroughly combed and brushed at least once a week. Particularly dense parts should be brushed up to the skin so that the hair does not tangle. It is recommended to do this every day during the weaning period, otherwise, the house will be filled with drowned dog hair.
Shedding Level
How much do Rough Collie dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the English Collie? Do Rough Collie dogs shed a lot?
Rough Collie dogs are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Rough Collie need a bath? How often should you give a Rough Collie a bath? Can I bathe my Rough Collie every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Rough Collie Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Rough Collie have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyGentleIntelligentLoyalProtectiveResponsiveSocialHard workingDocileObedientElegantHerding
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Rough Collie? Is the Rough Collie breed dumb or smart?
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 85% of the time or better.

The Rough Collie is one of the top breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Rough Collie dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Rough Collie?
Rough Collie dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Collies learn quickly and like being trained. They're happy to carry out the tasks that his master claims. The best results in teaching a Scottish Shepherd dog can be achieved by changing the sound transfer. It is important to note that it is a very sensitive breed of dog, and if it is spoken to in an uplifting tone, it causes serious mental pain. Educating with hard methods is forbidden! At the same time, the thorough socialization of the puppies should not be neglected, so that the adult Scottish dog can react in a predictable way to every situation and stimulus.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Rough Collie is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Rough Collie sensitivity:
Sensitive: Rough Collie dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Rough Collie a good family dog?
High: Rough Collie dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the English Collie need? Rough Collie social needs:
Rough Collie dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Rough Collie dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my English Collie bark?
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Rough Collie good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Rough Collie dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Rough Collie dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Rough Collie dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Rough Collie dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Rough Collie can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Rough Collie will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Rough Collie bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the English Collie? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Rough Collie? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Rough Collie has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Rough Collie? How much bite force does a Rough Collie have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rough Collie bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Rough Collie, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Rough Collie do?
Rough Collie dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Rough Collie dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Rough Collie to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Rough Collie roam?
Rough Collie dogs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Rough Collie have high prey drive?
Rough Collie dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Rough Collie dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Rough Collie good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Rough Collie in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Rough Collie indoors.
Collie behaves calmly in the apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Rough Collie dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Rough Collie be left alone? How long can you leave a Rough Collie alone?
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Rough Collie Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Rough Collie temperament with other people:
Rough Collie dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
This breed welcomes friends and guests nicely. However, if they notice a stranger, they're alert and protect your family house, especially if they're at home alone.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Rough Collie dogs get along with other pets? Are Rough Collie dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
A real companion dog that gets along very well with other dogs and pets.
Child Friendly
Are Rough Collie dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Rough Collie temperament with children:
Rough Collie dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Collies are kind and patient with children, they are determined to protect them.
Cat Friendly
How well do Rough Collie dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Rough Collie breed live with a cat?
Rough Collie dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Rough Collie good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Rough Collie dogs get along with other dogs?
Rough Collie dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Rough Collie can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Rough Collie breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Rough Collie breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Rough Collies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Rough Collie dogs good office canines? Do Rough Collie dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Rough Collie dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the English Collie temperament with senior people? Are Rough Collie dogs good for elderly owners?
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Rough Collie Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Rough Collie dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Rough Collie breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Rough Collie breed? Most common health risks of Rough Collie:
Collie Eye AnomalyGray Collie SyndromeProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Drug SensitivityHip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Rough Collie breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Rough Collie see the vet?
Average
The Rough Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Rough Collie dogs live? How old can a Rough Collie be? What is the age limit of the Rough Collie? How many years can the oldest Rough Collie live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Rough Collie?

How long is the lifespan of a Rough Collie?

14-16 years
The average lifespan of Rough Collie: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Rough Collie breed hypoallergenic?
No
Rough Collie dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Rough Collie have? What is the activity level of the Rough Collie?
Rough Collie dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Rough Collie need? How much exercise do Rough Collie dogs require per day?

Do Rough Collie dogs need a lot of exercises?

Rough Collie dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
The Scottish Shepherd is highly agile, requires regular, long walks. If walks are sometimes missed, it is not a problem for them. Their favorite pastimes include playing ball games, petting, and walking off leash. One of the great advantages of the dog breed is that it does not tend to wonder while walking. They don't leave their territory and does not move far away from their master off leash. You can trust in them. Walking with a Scottish Shepherd is a very relaxing pastime.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Rough Collie breed need?
Rough Collie dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Rough Collie need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Rough Collie breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Rough Collie? How much food should I feed my Rough Collie?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Rough Collie risk for obesity:
Average: The Rough Collie has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Rough Collie weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
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
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Rough Collie drool?
The Rough Collie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Rough Collie could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Rough Collie.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Rough Collie As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Rough Collie be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Rough Collie breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Rough Collie be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Rough Collie be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Rough Collie breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Rough Collie be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. 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.

Rough Collie breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Rough Collie be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Rough Collie is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Rough Collie be a boat dog?

Not really

Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Rough Collie be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Rough Collie is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Rough Collie dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Rough Collie Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Rough Collie pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Rough Collie breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Rough Collie: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Rough Collie have in a litter? How many puppies can the Rough Collie breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Rough Collie have? How many puppies can a Rough Collie give birth to?
4-8 puppies

Rough Collie Recognition

AKC Group
Is Rough Collie recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Is Rough Collie recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Rough Collie breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel Club

Rough Collie Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Rough Collie dogs are very easy to train.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Rough Collie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Rough Collie dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Rough Collie dogs are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Rough Collie dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Rough Collie dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Rough Collie dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Rough Collie dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Rough Collies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Rough Collie dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Shedding Level: Rough Collie dogs are heavy shedders.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Rough Collie History

This dog breed comes from Scotland, as its name suggests, an ancient Scottish breed. Its contemporary version of the Old English Shepherd Dog and the English Greyhound. In the 1800s, the commonly used black-colored sheep on the Shetland islands were called colley on the basis of the old English word black. The sheep-guiding dogs were simply called colley dogs, which became today's collie. For centuries they were used as herding dogs and later became world famous as a military medical dog. Many people like the breed because of their nice look.

English doctor called Johannes Caius wrote about the Collie nearly 550 years ago: "this kind of voice of his owner, whistling and seeing his whistle ... straying the stray sheep precisely according to his master's wishes. Forward or backward, right or left, or hold in place." In the mountains of Scotland, Collies were a great value. More people should have been used to guard flocks, drive them to the fair, and guide them to new pastures, and their wages would have consumed all the benefits of the leader. The Collie was later a well-known war-dog, messenger and guard dog. The Rough Collies's long, dense, weather-resistant coat was created by the cold climate of the Scottish West Highlands. Graceful shape, elegant appearance describes them.

In the history of the Scottish Shepherd dog, it was the turning point when Queen Victoria visited Balmoral in 1860. She immediately fell in love with the Collies. She bought home some copies the Royal Kennel in Windsor. The long-haired Scottish Shepherd was suddenly in the center of interest (alongside the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), and the rich competed for the most beautiful specimens, even from the United States. For the first time in the history of dog breeding, the price of a puppy was equivalent to a small fortune: a single Scottish Shepherd dog paid £ 1,000 (around $ 2,400). At that time, they began to strive for a more elegant look. To achieve this, they allegedly used: Russian Greyhound and Gordon Setter but this is not proven.

There are several dog breeds from the ancient "Collie" breed: Rough Collie; Smooth Collie; Bearded Collie; Border Collie; Shetland Sheepdog (the "Miniature Collie"); Kelpie (the "Australian Collie").

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Rough Collie Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Brieanna

    Apr 4, 2022, 4:43:25 AM:

    A classic example of the all-around perfect companion dog for individuals and families, the Rough Collie is a definite winner and on my list!!!!!!!

  • Dave

    Sep 11, 2021, 2:16:49 PM:

    We're on our 3rd rough collie, the 1st was a tri-color, the 2nd was white with black spots on each side, and the current puppy is another tri-color. All were sweet, loving pets and a lot of fun with interesting personalities.

  • Valerie

    Aug 29, 2020, 10:49:21 PM:

    I've had 3 Rough collies and can not complain at all. They are loyal and extremely easy to train. The only draw back is they do shed but most dogs do :)

  • Dorrie

    Aug 1, 2020, 10:17:25 AM:

    I love the Rough Collie I've had seven since I was a child there great pets.

  • Miralem

    Feb 3, 2020, 1:04:57 AM:

    As I hadn't seen the 255 char limit (why do this, dogell?), I've copied my long review and tribute to a link :P https://puu.sh/F6tYi/8df59ee248.txt

  • Nice

    Dec 2, 2019, 9:29:00 AM: