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The Rough Collie is a large-sized, intelligent breed known for its loyalty and strong work ethic. They require regular exercise and grooming to keep them happy and healthy. Rough Collies are good with children and other pets when properly supervised, and their double coat provides insulation in cold climates. They are easy to train and have a medium energy level.

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Rough Collies are large-sized dogs, weighing 53-60 lbs, with a height of 22-24 inches.

energy level

Rough Collies have a medium energy level, enjoying daily walks and playtime, but are also content with downtime.

exercise needs

Rough Collies need regular exercise, including daily walks and playtime, to keep them happy and healthy.


Rough Collies are intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train with consistent, positive reinforcement.


Rough Collies are highly intelligent dogs, capable of learning a variety of commands and tasks quickly.


Rough Collies can adapt to different living situations, but they require enough space to move comfortably and regular grooming.

with kids

Rough Collies are gentle and patient, making them good with children when properly supervised.

with other pets

Rough Collies can get along well with other pets, especially when raised together. Early socialization is important.

in cold climates

Rough Collies can tolerate colder temperatures, thanks to their double coat, which provides insulation.

in hot climates

Rough Collies can tolerate hot climates, but they need to be monitored for signs of overheating due to their thick coat.


Rough Collies have a double coat and shed heavily, requiring regular brushing to manage shedding and prevent matting.


Rough Collies require regular grooming, including frequent brushing and occasional bathing to keep their coats clean and healthy.

health issues

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