Breed Review: Collie (19 Pics)

Collie (Scottish Shepherd) is a magnificent dog, endowed with a friendly character and great devotion to its owner. An excellent choice for a large family, since this breed of dog, does not like to spend time alone.

Despite a large amount of information, the reliable origin of this breed has not been clarified.

In the XIV century. the first written mention of this breed appeared in the work of the poet J. Chaucer. Later, other works with the participation of this breed appeared. For all of them, the description of the collie is characteristic, as dogs with long black or black and white hair.

Shepherds took them to their aid and began to call the border collie. In 1860, Queen Victoria brought the collie to her castle. Since then, they have evolved from a shepherd dog to a companion dog.

In the same year, this breed took part in the exhibition for the first time. 21 years later, official standards for the breed were developed.

The work of breeders has contributed to the emergence of a wide variety of coat colors.

#1 The description of the collie is striking in its magnificence.

This is a dog with protruding ears and a beautiful elongated muzzle. All variety of colors has one thing in common - "collar". The tail of the dog is drooping, and the coat is unusually thick and warm.

Bodyweight is 20-34 kg in males and 18-26 kg in females. The growth of males at the withers reaches 56-61 cm, and females - 51-56 cm.

#2 Three standard colors are recognized for this breed:

sable - the whole range of tones;

tricolor - with a black back and red stripes on the face and legs;

marbled - the coat has a color of blue shades with dark spots on it. At the same time, there may be red stripes on the paws and muzzle.

#3 They all have a common feature – a white neck, legs and the tip of their tail.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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