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Breed Details

Collie (Smooth)

Collie (Smooth)

The Smooth Collie is similar in all respects to the Rough Collie Smooth Collie to Smooth Collie. Though the Smoothes were also herding dogs, they proved to be more popular for driving sheep. Collies take their name from the black-faced Scottish sheep that were known as "colleys .

The Smooth Collies are loyal, trainable, affectionate and kind. They share the same temperament traits as the Rough Collie and are recognized to be excellent with children.

The Smooth Collies like to keep busy however they possess a calm nature. Regular outdoor activity is needed to keep the Smooth Collie in condition and, because of its size, it is better equipped to suburban or country living.

Breed Standards

Size: Adult males will measure 24-26 in, 61-66 cm at the shoulder and weigh 60-75 lb. The women will measure 22-24 in,and weigh in at about 50-65 lb.
Coat: The Smooth Collie carries a short, hard, dense, flat outer coat over an abundance of undercoat.
Grooming: Thorough and regular brushing are all that`s required.

Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
Canine Cyclic Neutropenia (Gray Collie Syndrome)
DNA Parentage Test
Canine Multidrug Sensitivity Test (MDR1 Gene)
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Collie Club of Canada
Collie Club of America
Collie-Canada's Guide to dogs