The Collie dog breed is a native of Scotland, mostly of the Highland regions but also bred in the Scottish Lowlands and northern England, where she was used primarily as a herding dog. She is a sensitive and intelligent dog, known for her undying loyalty and amazing ability to foresee her owner’s needs. She is a great family companion, and is still a capable herding dog. See below for complete Collie characteristics! Collie Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Collie
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Collie Herding Dogs 1 foot, 10 inches to 2 feet, 2 inche 50 to 70 pounds 10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Collie is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Collie is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Collie is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Collie is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Size.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Collie is rated 1 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Collie is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Collie has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Collie is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Collie is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Collie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Herding Dogs

Height

1 foot, 10 inches to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

50 to 70 pounds

Life Span

10 to 14 years

Highlights

The Collie is usually quiet unless she has a reason to bark. However, if she is left alone too often or if she is bored, she will bark excessively.Both varieties need grooming, but the Rough Collie especially needs regular brushing to keep her coat clean and free of tangles.Many Collies are sensitive to medications including ivermectin, the drug used in heartworm preventives. Be sure to talk with your veterinarian before giving your Collie a heartworm preventive or any other drug.Be careful from whom you acquire a Collie. The Collie’s popularity has given rise to unethical breeders acting with no regard for temperament, health, or conformation. To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.