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Rough Collie

Other than coat length, the Rough Collie and the Smooth Collie are one and the same in terms of type, character and origin. The refined and glamourous Rough Collie has become a popular attraction in the show ring, whilst his short coated, working cousin the Smooth Collie is a star in competitive obedience.

The working heritage of both collie types is never far from mind, both retain a natural instinct to herd, a keen sense of sight and sound and a highly developed homing instinct.

The Rough Collie is a loyal and faithful character, bonding closely with his master. He is quick to learn and responds best to gentle handling. Socialisation from an early age is imperative to prevent shyness developing.

His double layered coat affords excellent protection from harsh weather, but does require daily attention to prevent matting.


Rough Collie Size: Medium
Height: Dogs: 56-61cm Bitches 51-56cm
Coat: Medium
Grooming: Daily
Exercise: Up to 1 hour daily
Ideal Home: Large or small town or countryside dwelling
Colours: Blue Merle • Sable & White • Tricolour