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Breed Group: Herding
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 60-75; Female 50-65 lbs
Male: 24-26; Female 22-24 inches
sable and white; tricolor, blue merle; white (predominantly white, preferably with markings)
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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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 $1,275.00. 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 $2,600 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 $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,275.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $2,600.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2888 Collie puppies across the United States on

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.

Most Popular Collie Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2888 Collie dogs.
  • 1. Max
  • 2. Lassie
  • 3. Lady
  • 4. Molly
  • 5. Andy
  • 6. Buddy
  • 7. Laddie
  • 8. Lance
  • 9. Lars
  • 10. Puppy
  • 11. Adam
  • 12. Buster
  • 13. Lucky
  • 14. Maggie
  • 15. Alma
  • 16. Dakota
  • 17. Jasper
  • 18. Mighty
  • 19. Sassy
  • 20. Bella

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Member Since: November 2005
Location: Wichita, Kansas
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We have been raising AKC Collies on our farm in Kansas since 1997. Collies are the only breed that we raise. We work closely with our veterinarian to keep our dogs and puppies healthy. Our puppies are socialized on our farm, and it is our desire that every puppy goes to a home where he or she can be a loved and cherished family pet.

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Anonymous asked:
I have a 5 month old male rough Collie. He's been extremely easy to train so far, the only problem I have is that he barks at really inconvenient times and his bark is extremely loud. This is somewhat of a problem if I take him out at night time because we live in a housing development with many other units and it catches people off guard or wakes some people up. What is the best way to get him to stop barking at people he doesn't know?

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The Collie is a very active breed of dog that is always alert and ready for action. Since they are a herding breed, they are supposed to be watching the herd all the time and alert if there is something wrong. This is a natural response for this breed. However, it can be off-putting and upsetting to neighbors, and even the owner when it is unwanted behavior. Your best bet is to find a dog trainer in your area that is based on Positive Reinforcement. You are going to want to add a solid "Leave It" cue to your dog to call him off of something after he see's it, and then start desensitizing him to people that are far away and strangers. Working on a proper "Leave It" cue is your first step to have him disengage with looking at the person he doesn't know and to look at you instead. This way you can praise him for being quiet and ignoring something that you already know about and show him he doesn't need to worry about it.

Anonymous asked:
I want to get a rough Collie. I want to know if its better to get 2 dogs instead of one? Just to keep each other company when we are not home. Is this a good breed for family? For children? Please share anything you know..I want to learn everything before...from day 1 at home...thanks!



First on, please DO NOT get two dogs at once / get two puppies at once whether they are litter mates or not. Any breeder that will allow you to have more than one puppy at a time is just in it for the money and not yours or the dogs best interest. The problem with taking in two puppies at the same time, especially siblings is that the dogs will bond to each other first and then to you and your family second. This means that your pup doesn't need you for companionship and then there was no point in getting a dog in the first place. Now, in other words, having two dogs is great to keep each other company. Once you have instilled good manners / behavior in one and then take in a 2nd dog. The Collie breed is amazing with family and children life. They are loving, loyal, sweet dogs that have a very good bond with their family and kids. Start with one and work your way up. Remember, if you get two dogs that are roughly the same age, that means that they will most likely pass away at the same or around the same time as well. That is extremely hard for anyone to go through. Having the dogs a couple years apart will give the family someone to focus on after the older one does go over rainbow bridge.


I own Rough Collies and I don't agree with the above statement. It has been my experience that a Rough Collie will bond with their humans first and their siblings second. Also unless you have a lot of free time they will burn each others excess energy off.


Collies are highly intelligent, easily trainable dogs. IT IS UP TO YOU to develop bonding patterns. I have owned two collies and a doberman puppy at once. They only know your love, care, attention and ability to raise ANY puppy Regarding breeders who sell two, (only wanting money). What an ignorant, cynical remark. Some people should not try to raise any pets.

Anonymous asked:
Quick Question. How much would you pay for a 2 year old rough Collie which has been desexed and has a hip score of 12?

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Since this will be a pet-only dog for obvious reasons, the rehoming fee is really only what the person owning the dog is looking to get back from the care he/she has put into the dog. If the previous owner paid for the dog to be spayed or neutered, then they can easily ask for that money back from the new owner. This way the previous owner has knowledge that the new owner has the funds to be able to properly take care of the dog if a medical problem or surgery did arise. The average prices of spays / neuters will all depend on your area. It could be anything from $200.00 - $700.00 depending on your area, and at what age the dog was spayed or neutered.

Anonymous asked:
What paperwork do I get when buying a Collie rough?



At the very least, you should get a certificate for the puppy as a registered dog of either the AKC, CKC, or UKC. That only happens if the dam and sire are registered dogs as well. Every breeder is different and may have a health guarantee/contract that you will both sign and have a copy of, while some do not.


You should get either AKC, UKC, CanKC, ContKC, or SCPS.


Definitely do get papers for your pup. I would recommend UKC or AKC. The Continental Kennel Club (CKC) has a questionable reputation.


CKC is also the Canadian Kennel Club and are the equivalent of AKC in Canada with a good reputation

Anonymous asked:
I have a Collie and he has a constant runny nose. What can I do naturally to help him?

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If your dog has a constant runny nose and the liquid that is coming from it is clear, then most likely your dog has allergies. It could be a seasonal allergy, or it could be to something your dog is coming in contact with every day. Something in his food, your laundry detergent, a cleaning product, ect. Finding out what is causing the running to get it to stop would be best. If you are unable to figure out what it is, then giving your dog an oral allergy pill once a day with his food will help his runny nose clear up in no time.

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Updated: 7/1/2022