The Collie

Seedley Sterling by F Sinet 1916

Collie (Rough and Smooth)

Also known as: Scotch Collie

Origin: Great Britain

Height at shoulder: 22–26 inches (56–66 cm)

Weight: 55–80 pounds (25–36 kg)

Coat: Rough — long and profuse; Smooth — short and dense

Color: Sable, black, solid or merle, with or without white and/or tan markings

Ears: Erect, with just the tips breaking forward

Tail: Long, slightly curved

Tell, a Rough Collie owned by Haydee Kuner herding Holstein calves. Photo by Hildy Morgan

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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