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Smooth Collie

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Smooth Collie
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
20-26" (51-66 cm) 40-75 lb (18-34 kg) Short, hard dense outercoat. Soft, dense furry undercoat. Sable and white, tricolour, blue merle and white. May have white and/or tan markings
Can/Am Ch. ThistleBrae The Devil in Her, HICV. ‘Devlin’ is a gorgeous tri-colour who has enjoyed an outstanding career, and has also attained her ‘Herding Instinct Certificate’. Bred/Owned by JoAnne Pringle, ThistleBrae Collies Reg’d. Palgrave, ON.
History

History

Developed centuries ago as a herding and guarding dog, the Collie is thought to be named after the Scottish black-faced sheep he protected, called Colleys. Two types developed – the Rough and Smooth Collie. Both were working dogs until Queen Victoria took an interest in them in the 1860s and brought them to England. Smooth and Rough Collies share the same lineage and breed standard, but in 1830, show breeders wanted a more elegant dog with an elongated head, and crossed the breed with the Borzoi, leading to a separation of work and show lines. The Smooth version of the breed remained the favourite in England; in North America, the Rough Collie’s popularity grew in the 20th century thanks to the Lassie movies and television shows.

Personality

Like the Lassie of television fame, the Smooth Collie is a brave and loyal dog, whose intelligence makes him seem to read his owner’s mind. He is highly sociable, and excellent with children and other pets. Alert and conscious of his family’s safety, the Collie is a good watchdog. Lots of exercise and activities to occupy his mind help keep him relaxed and happy. With training he can participate in nearly any canine sport, and he makes an excellent therapy dog.

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Smooth Collie Breeders

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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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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