Collie

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 10in - 2ft 2in
Weight: 60-75lbs
Lifespan: 11 - 14 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount5/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train5/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need3/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Collie Information

collie breedKnown for its herding skills, the Collie is a loyal, strong, protective pup. His stands out with his pointed snout and thick, long coat, which comes in a variety of colors and should be groomed every week or two.

The Collie is devoted to his owners and loves companionship, doing well with both children and other pets. Because the breed is so smart, you should definitely invest in training, and be sure to provide regular exercise.

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Breed FAQs

Can Collies be apartment dogs?

Collies aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Collies be left alone?

Collies don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Collies good with kids?

Collies do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Collies friendly with strangers?

Typically, Collies are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do Collies get along with other dogs?

Although Collies will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Collies bark a lot?

Collies are known to bark quite often. This can be irritating for owners who aren't expecting it and they may require some training to limit the amount of barking.

Do Collies shed a lot?

Collies shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Collies need a lot of grooming?

Although Collies require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do Collies need a lot of exercise?

A Collie will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Collies easy to train?

The Collie is smart and extremely trainable. They will learn commands quickly and love the bond of training with their owner.

Can Collies handle cold weather?

Collies do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Collies handle hot weather?

Although Collies can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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