The Collie is a beloved dog breed known for its loyal, intelligent, sensitive, gentle temperament and long, thick coat. Classified as a herding breed, the Collie is a medium/large dog with an average weight of 50-75 pounds and a height of 22-26 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-14 year life span and requires a moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Collie has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Collie’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Collie Breed Information
Breed Group: herding
Average Weight (lbs): 50-75
Average Height (in): 22-26
Life Expectancy (years): 12-14
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: long, thick
Coat Colors: blue merle, sable and white, tricolor, white and tan
Collie Temperament and Personality
Temperament: loyal, intelligent, sensitive, gentle
Trainability: highly trainable, eager to please, responds well to positive reinforcement
Exercise Needs: moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Common Health Issues: collie eye anomaly, hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy
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