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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 2019

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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 $700.00. 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 $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

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

*Data sourced from the sale of 2455 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.

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Most Popular Collie Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2455 Collie dogs.
  • 1. Lassie
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Lady
  • 4. Molly
  • 5. Andy
  • 6. Buddy
  • 7. Laddie
  • 8. Lance
  • 9. Lars
  • 10. Adam
  • 11. Puppy
  • 12. Alma
  • 13. Maggie
  • 14. Mighty
  • 15. Sassy
  • 16. Billy
  • 17. Buster
  • 18. Cooper
  • 19. Jasper
  • 20. Lucky

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Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
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We live in the beautiful Ozarks near Harrison, Arkansas. We are a very small breeder and have been raising fun-loving and happy puppies with our 7 children for 6 years. We breed for a high standard, and provide a well-socialized puppy for other families to enjoy for years to come!

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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.

Anonymous asked:
Do all herding dogs run the risk of epilepsy or does it come down to good breeding?



Not all herding breeds have the risk of epilepsy. If you are worried about it in a specific breed, go to the AKC website to see if epilepsy is common in that breed or not. Then once you've found a breeder, ask them about if they test for epilepsy in their lines or not.


There is no text for epilepsy, it is diagnosed by exclusion. In other words if they don't have anything else wrong with them they are considered epileptic.

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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?



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.


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.


I never took my beautiful rough collie to a groomers I brushed him every day and he was fine.

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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?



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.


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.


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.


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.


I’ve got 2 rough coat Collies. I brush them every couple weeks use a metal comb maybe every other time. Sometimes I get a lot of hair sometimes not. My Collies seem to have different shedding schedules. They are pretty easy to maintain not as bad as you would think. Not garbage bags full of hair either.

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Updated: 9/15/2019