Collie Overview

Is this bright companion for you?

Collie puppies1. A Collie person wants an active, bright companion and can provide his dog with plenty of attention, ample room to run and frequent opportunities for exercise.

2. A Collie person has the space to comfortably house a large dog.

3. A Collie person is prepared to deal with an intelligent dog, always staying one step ahead of his quick and alert Collie.

4. A Collie person, particularly a Rough Collie person, is ready to commit to the responsibilities of grooming a heavily coated dog, keeping the coat clean and in healthy condition.

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Reprinted from Breeder's Best: Collie © 2004 Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.


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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

7/4/2010 5:27:59 AM

good article thanks

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Scharese   Broken Arrow, OK

2/20/2010 5:57:34 PM

Collies are not actually prone to destructiveness, though they do require exercise and attention. Just that they are very respectful of your home and your property once they have be trained (which is easily and quickly done) and they seldom cross that line no matter what. That is not an excuse to NOT put well-deserved time into the Collie. However, they are quite content to follow you about on your daily chores, inside or outside, so interaction isn't always totally needed to be directed only to them specifically. It is very pleasent also to have that furry shadow keep you company on your day's work. They are very patient and understanding of days when you do not have time or you are unable due to sickness and they will lovingly wait for you to walk and play with them. My Collie has been known to lay beside me for many hours when I have been sick or recovering. Whereas any dog can become destructive if not exercised (physically or mentally), I think Collies are one of the few breeds that take a lot before becoming destructive.

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Dolores   Lansdowne, PA

8/19/2009 8:26:07 PM

The article is excellent. My collie is a certified Therapy Dog with two organizations and has cured several people of their fear of dogs.

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Bertha   Schenevus, NY

7/13/2009 9:27:02 AM

Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune is a good collie book. Full of SAT words, too!

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