Country of Origin:
Great Britain - evolved from same stock as other Scottish herding dogs, believed to be descendants of dogs accompanying Roman invaders 50 BC. Brought to England from Scotland by Queen Victoria and seen most predominantly in the county of Northumberland. It is thought that the name Collie derives from the black faced sheep they drove which were called
The Collie is mild-mannered, gentle, and eager to work. Occasionally it can be a bit stubborn.
This breed is good with children, and if properly socialized it gets along well with other household pets.
Can be either rough or smooth. Acceptable colors are sable and white, tricolor, blue merle, or white. If white, markings are preferred.
The coat of the smooth variety needs to be brushed periodically. The rough variety needs to brushed or combed every other day, more when shedding.
Sable/white, tricolor; blue merle, white
Family Pet, Herding, Watch Dog