Collie Breeds

Border Collie

Widely considered to be the most intelligent dog breed, Border Collies are working dogs originally bred for herding sheep in Scotland back in the late 1800's. Border Collies come in a variety of beautiful coat colors and patterns including bi-colored and tri-colored blue merle, black and white and a number of solid colors as well. Border Collies are known for being energetic yet obedient and require a considerable amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation on a daily basis. While they've long been known for being a fantastic working breed, Border Collies are becoming an increasingly popular companion and competition dog as well.

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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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