Rough Collie

The Rough Collie is a beautiful breed that has beautiful long fur and angular face. They are a brave and loyal family pet. Rough collies are a medium sized dog that stands 22 to 26 inches and weighs between 50 and 75 pounds. Many people fall in love with the Rough Collie breed because they are intuitive and friendly. The most famous Rough Collie is Lassie, who stole audience’s hearts around the world.

Personality  

Rough Collies are fantastic dogs for families. They love to be around people and are extremely loyal towards their masters. Rough Collies are also very patient and loving.  Rough Collies like to work and need to have a job to do to be happy- this job can be playing fetch, doing tricks, or going for a structured walk.

Grooming

The Rough Collie requires regular brushing to take care of their long coat. Their coat is thick and full and may require more frequent brushing during the warmer months. Rough Collies should get bathed every six weeks, but due to the amount of hair, a groomer may be the most effective choice. Their ears should be checked and cleaned weekly, and they may need to have their teeth brushed weekly as well.

Training

Collies are an extremely easy breed to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement and food rewards. Collies like to be challenged, and continuing with advanced training and agility courses can be a rewarding experience. This breed is very intelligent and wants to please. They have been used as a service dog, emergency service dogs, and search and rescue aids.

Daily Activity

Collies are a fairly active breed and require a couple walks a day to be happy and satisfied. Collies not only benefit from physical activity daily like running and walks, they also need mental stimulation daily. Chew toys, play with other dogs and games like catch can all provide the Collie with adequate mental stimulation.

Health

Collies have an average life expectancy of 12 and 15 years. They are a generally healthy breed, but there are a few concerns that the breed may be prone to. A few of the breed health concerns include: skin disorders or conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, hip dysplasia, eye and eyelid disorders including Collie Eye Anomaly, and congenital ectopic ureters.

A Rough Collie is a gorgeous dog with a caring personality. If you are someone who is looking for a buddy to be active and hang out with, a Rough Collie might be the dog for you.

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