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Smooth 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 Smooth Collie is an agile, intelligent dog, an easily trained, loyal and faithful character who is quick to learn and responds best to gentle handling. Collies are a sensitive breed who will shy away from harsh correction methods and rough treatment. Socialisation from an early age is imperative to prevent shyness or nervousness developing.

His harsh double layered coat affords excellent protection from harsh weather, but does require regular attention.


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