Rough Collie

Medium Large Size

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

The Rough Collie traditionally herded sheep in Scotland where his long, luxurious coat would protect him from the elements. When Queen Victoria acquired one they were transformed into something of a fashion item.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone who grew up with the stories of Lassie – the courageous Rough Collie who always came to the rescue

Not the best for ...

People who prefer to be indoors. Rough Collies love the outdoor life and are keen to work or take part in canine sports.

Aliases

Collie, Lassie Collie

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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