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The Collie is a graceful, intelligent, and loyal breed, originally bred for herding. They are known for their distinctive appearance and gentle temperament, making them great family companions.

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Collies are elegant and well-proportioned, standing 22-26 inches tall and weighing 50-75 lbs.

energy level

Collies have moderate energy levels and enjoy daily walks and playtime, but they're not overly demanding.

exercise needs

Collies require regular exercise, such as walks and playtime, to keep them mentally and physically fit.


Intelligent and eager to please, Collies are easy to train and excel in obedience, agility, and herding activities.


Collies are highly intelligent dogs, known for their problem-solving skills and quick learning abilities.


Collies can adapt to various living situations, but they prefer having access to outdoor space for exercise and play.

with kids

Collies are gentle, patient, and loving, making them wonderful companions for children.

with other pets

Collies usually get along well with other dogs and pets, especially if socialized from an early age.

in cold climates

Collies have a thick double coat that helps them tolerate cold weather, but they still need proper shelter and protection.

in hot climates

Collies can manage in hot climates, but they require shade, water, and limited exercise during the hottest parts of the day.


Collies shed seasonally, with heavier shedding during coat changes. Regular brushing can help minimize shedding.


Collies need regular brushing to keep their coats clean and prevent matting.

bark tendency

Collies have average bark tendencies and may bark for various reasons, such as alerting their owners or during playtime.

health issues

Collies are generally healthy, but regular veterinary checkups and preventative care are still necessary.