Collie Breeds

Border Collie

The Border Collie originated in the Anglo-Scottish border region of England and Scotland in the late 19th century. The breed was developed as a herding dog and was used by farmers to control and manage their flocks of sheep. The Border Collie was known for its high level of intelligence, trainability, and intense work ethic, which made it an indispensable part of life on the farm.

Over time, the Border Collie became recognized as a versatile and intelligent breed, and its popularity spread beyond the border region to other parts of England and Scotland. In the early 20th century, the breed was introduced to the United States, where it quickly gained popularity as a herding dog and as a companion animal. Today, the Border Collie is one of the most highly prized herding breeds in the world, and is also widely used as a companion animal, obedience competitor, and agility competitor. The breed is known for its high level of energy, enthusiasm, and need for regular exercise and mental stimulation, making it an ideal choice for active families and individuals. Despite its high energy and exercise needs, the Border Collie is an intelligent, loyal, and affectionate breed that makes a wonderful companion for the right family.

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Smooth Collie

The Smooth Collie is a short-haired version of the Rough Collie (a breed made recognizable by the 1950's show "Lassie"). The fur is short, yet soft and dense, and is most commonly with a while chest and colored backside. As they are bred for herding, Smooth Collies make good trainable family dogs and are alert and vocal which makes for an excellent watch-dog. Smooth Collies are well suited for agility and obedience competitions as they are very alert and sentitive to correction, however it takes patience with this breed as they tend to shy away from any harsh treatment.

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