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Smooth Collie Dog Breed

May 1, 2011
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Smooth Collie Dog Breed

Smooth Collies are a short-haired version of its ‘Lassie Dog’ or ‘rough coated’ cousin. They are a lot less maintenance than their long-haired counterparts. They are a great choice for people living in the city, but they need regular exercise and love to run off the lead sometimes.

The Smooth Collie originated on the border of Scotland and Northern England. The name is thought to orignate from the word “coally” as in the early days, these dogs were predominantly black with small amounts of white and brown.

These dogs are incredibly intelligent and friendly. They thrive on human company, so really suit families that will be able to spend a lot of time with them. They are also great with other dogs, but can sometimes spend time “rounding up” other dogs because of their natural herding instinct.

The average lifespan for The Smooth Collie is around 12-14 years and they will usually grow to weigh between 18kg (40lbs) and 30kg (66lbs).

Check out the Smooth Collie on the Dogz Online Community

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  1. September 19, 2011 1:01 pm

    I used to take care of a Collie way back in College. Really easy to feed and you won’t have much problems.

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