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Rough Collie

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Rough Collie
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
22-26" (56-66 cm) 50-75 lbs (22.5-35 kg) Straight, harsh, abundant outer coat with short smooth hair on head and legs. Soft dense undercoat. Sable and white, blue merle and white, sable merle and white, tricolour and white with coloured markings.
History

The Collie, a Scottish native, is thought to have originated with the herding dogs the ancient Romans brought to Britain, and has been documented in writings dating as far back as the 1300s. Used primarily for herding down through the centuries, the Rough version of the breed became popular in England when Queen Victoria brought some of the dogs back from Scotland. They are best known in North America from the books by Albert Payson Terhune and the subsequent Lassie movies and popular television show, which premiered in the 1950s and ran for 20 years, forever immortalizing this distinctive breed. The Rough Collie is distinguished from his cousin by his abundant and luxurious outer coat.

Personality

Loyal and easy to train, the Rough Collie is a wonderful family companion. He is kind and affectionate, and thrives on affection and activity. He needs plenty of outdoor exercise, so is best suited to homes with a bit of space around them.

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Rough Collie Breeders

Prairie Wynd Collies
British Columbia

Prairie Wynd Collies. CKC registered hearty healthy happy Rough Collies for show and pet companions.  Adult breeding dogs are DNA’d to ensure sound genetics.  Collies are intelligent, gentle, eager to please and faithful.  They excel as Therapy Dogs, Agility, Herding, Flyball, etc. and are devoted partners. Shirley Klassen (604) 768-4646; ebonypearl@shaw.ca; www.prairiewyndcollies.ca

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Thistle Brae Collies Reg’d
Ontario

ThistleBrae Reg’d, JoAnne Pringle. Smooth and Rough coat Collies – the long and short of Lassie!  Smart energetic puppies for the active family. Collies are intelligent and trainable. Our puppies are lovingly raised in the kitchen and on the front porch. Health and temperament guarantee with life-long Breeder support. North of Toronto, we ship. www.thistlebraecollies.com

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Colwick Collies
Ontario

Colwick Collies. Breeding Excellence in Collies rough and smooth since 1994. CKC registered. We breed for health, temperament, movement and beauty. Our puppies are raised underfoot in the comfort of our home. Puppies are house trained, microchipped, vaccinated, and well socialized. We occasionally have puppies and young adults available. Meet the faces of Colwick on Facebook! www.facebook.com/colwickcollies

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