Collie

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Breed Group: Herding
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Overview
The Collie is known for his elongated muzzle and coloration. This breed is very intelligent and keen on working as this is a herding breed. Great with children of all ages, providing the dog is well trained and properly socialized.
Character
This gentle breed makes a great household companion. The Collie has an obedient nature, willful, and gentle. Classified as one of the easiest to train breeds in the dog world. This breed is very self-assured, sweet, gentle, and trustworthy.
Temperament
The Collie has a very even and well-mannered temperament. This dog is regularly seen in homes with other animals and children, as they are very gentle and passive. Originally bred for herding, this dog has the tendency to nip at ankles as a pup, however most grow out of this stage. Willing to learn and very loyal, this dog will surely provide you with a lot of love.
Care
The rough variety does not require as much grooming as smooth. Short and stiff coat requires brushing weekly. Smooth variety requires daily brushing to remove any excess hair, and to keep hair from becoming matted. Monthly baths are recommended as their long coat traps dirt. The Collie is a heavy shedder given the season.
Coat
This breed comes in both rough and smooth varieties. Both have same coloration accepted. Most commonly seen in tri-color (black, white and tan), blue merle, and sable and white are also acceptable colors for this breed.
Training
This very intelligent breed is easy to train. This willful dog requires a gentle hand to avoid shyness and refusal to cooperate with his owner. Trained for herding purposes on occasion, this breed has a strong will to work and to please his owner.
Activity
This large breed responds best with a medium sized yard. Will do well in apartment life if given regular exercise. It is not recommended that this dog be left outdoors for long periods of time in hot weather, however if given the proper shade and water, will do okay.
Weight
Male: 60-75; Female 50-65 lbs
Height
Male: 24-26; Female 22-24 inches
Color(s)
sable and white; tricolor, blue merle; white (predominantly white, preferably with markings)
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Collie puppies.

How much do Collie puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Collie varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Collie puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Collies sold is $850.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Collie with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Collie with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Collies sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $850.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2028 Collie puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Collie puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Collies true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Collie Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2028 Collie dogs.
  • 1. Lassie
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Molly
  • 4. Andy
  • 5. Lady
  • 6. Buddy
  • 7. Lance
  • 8. Lars
  • 9. Adam
  • 10. Puppy
  • 11. Alma
  • 12. Laddie
  • 13. Mighty
  • 14. Sassy
  • 15. Buster
  • 16. Lucky
  • 17. Sarah
  • 18. Billy
  • 19. Jasmine
  • 20. Jasper

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L'elephant Collies
Member Since: June 2010
Location: Ocala, Florida
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Breeder of Beautiful Smooth and Rough Collies. Outgoing, Highly-socialized Puppies for Pet, Show, and Performance. All Puppies Have Eye Checks by a Certified Canine Ophalmologist, are on Flea/Tick and Heartworm Preventative and Have the Usual Shots and Wormings. Shipping is by Continental Airlines to the nearest Major Airport to You. References are Required.

Breed Q & A

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Anonymous asked:
I had my 3-year-old rough male groomed for the first time. They cut his coat tail, mane, underbelly, etc. I am upset because he needs this for temp control, as well as pretty looks. How long/will it grow back?

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Anonymous

If they cut him differently from what you specified then I would get your money back. His fur will grow back, but it will take some time. He will start getting his winter coat in the next couple of months when the weather starts to cool off. Most likely by November - December he'll be fully back to normal. I would suggest not going back to that groomer if you do not like what they did to him.

Anonymous

I am a Collie owner as well as a professional pet groomer. I suggest you find another groomer. They apparently are poorly trained and don't know their business very well.

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What is the difference between rough and smooth coat Collies? Does one shed more than the other? Is one a breed that has a double coat?

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Rough Coated Collies have a double coat with a short layer and then a long rough layer. The smooth Collie has only the one layer of fur. Both dogs shed, however, the Rough Collie is said to shed a bit more which is most likely because the breed has longer fur and it is easier to see.

Anonymous

Rough coat Collies "blow their coat" twice a year. They require a lot of grooming. You will get trash bags full of hair when they lose their winter coat and again just before winter sets in.

Anonymous

Both rough and smooth coated collies have an undercoat. Both shed heavily in the spring as they blow out their undercoat. Intact bitches blow twice a year. The difference in care is only that the smoothies have a short coat that does not tangle.

Anonymous

All of this is silly. All dogs shed and collies are a magnificent breed for all . Especially families. There is no breed more elegant, loyal, smart, clean, or devoted than a rough collie.

Anonymous asked:
I just took into our home a miniature Collie dog. How can I tell if she's a Collie or Sheltie and don't have any peppers on her? If I wanted to sell her what would be a fair price?

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Anonymous

A dog DNA test can tell you what breed or breeds of dog she is. You can get them at your vet, or buy them online. If you were to put her up for adoption, place the price as to what it would be to get her spayed, plus one round of vaccinations. Although you should have the dog spayed and vaccinated before she goes to a new home, this way you know the owner would have the money for the procedures if needed.

Anonymous

It's probably a Sheltie. Shelties look almost identical to collies, just smaller. I don't think there is a "miniature collie" breed otherwise...

Anonymous asked:
Will a Collie puppy be alright being left alone for 4-8 hours a day, maximum 20 hours a week? I am a college student, but my schedule is very flexible and constant. Some days I'm only gone for school and work a couple hours a day, however, there are days where the dog I adopt might be home alone 4-8 hours max. I do live at home with my mom so thankfully there would be someone home when I'm not. I know they're a pretty active breed, which getting the exercise it needs wouldn't be a problem, but are they okay to be alone for that long?

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As long as the dog has gotten the exercise he/she needs before you leave him/her or at least some exercise before you go, the dog should be fine no problem. Since there will be someone there to allow the dog to go out to the bathroom, the dog should be fine. The Border Collie breed needs an average of 2 - 3 hours of hard exercise a day to tire him/her out. While the Rough and Smooth Collie need an average of 1 - 2 hours of hard exercise per day. I would suggest adopting an adult dog, as that will give you the maximum amount of wiggle room with leaving the dog at home before you exercise him/her when you get home. Look into puzzle games and other forms of mental exercise for your dog while you are away.

Anonymous asked:
Which sex of Collie would be the best to get as a companion to my male sheltie? Would 2 males fight Would it be best to get a female collie? Would 2 males fight? Sheltie is only 2 years old. I had a large male collie years ago and he was very mellow which makes me think they would not fight territorial. My Sheltie just loves to meet and play with other dogs and I do miss my large Collie very much and always wanted another one. The Sheltie is neutered.

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Anonymous

Shelties are fine with male or females but Collies are territorial and usually fight with other male dogs so a female dog would be the best.

Anonymous

The best combination is male/female. Second best is male/male and third is female/female. All likely would get along though. Spaying/neutering help them get along much better.

Anonymous

As your sheltie was there first, he'll in all likelihood establish himself as top dog and a new Collie pup entering the picture will more than likely defer to him as boss even as he gets older as long as your Sheltie accepts him. I've had 2 unneutered male Collies living in the same house in perfect harmony.

Anonymous

I have had collies all of my 68 years. I have always had two males and never had any problems. I had more problems when I had a little female, she always wanted my undivided attention! Love my collies both male and female, but in my experience...I think males are easier! I now have one collie and a Goldendoodle pup, thought he would be easier to groom...wrong! He doesn't shed but his hair knots close to his skin and requires a lot of patients to get knots out because I don't want to have him shaved! He is very good and thankfully likes to be brushed!

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Updated: 8/16/2017