A timid collie is not desirable according to the breed standard. There are many collies that aren't very brave. Responsible breeders will only breed collies that have desirable collie qualities and fear isn't a desirable quality. That is why it is important to support responsible breeders who really care about improving their breeds. I have rescued and trained many collies. A fearful collie can benefit from training and all puppies should be properly socialized when young; but it is so much easier to breed for a correct temperament, than it is to correct a fearful personality.
Answered by nccollies - 6/25/2013 10:53:28 PM