KC Group Pastoral
Weight Dogs weigh between 20.5-29.5kg and bitches between 18-25kg
Height Medium to large, Dogs stand 56-61cm at the shoulders and bitches 51-56cm
Good with children? Yes
Good guard dogs? No, whilst a herding breed (and so protective of their family) the smooth collie is a companion foremost
Moulting level Medium
Exercise requirement Varied, around an hour a day minimum, but will enjoy as much as you can give them once they are adults
Jogging partner Yes
A very intelligent breed, originally used for herding and droving livestock to market, the smooth collie has now turned his paws to a variety of roles including search and rescue, disability assistance and medical detection as well as making ideal family companions. They enjoy a variety of activities with their owners such as agility, tracking and CaniX.
The Smooth Collie is an active, friendly and intelligent dog. They make excellent house dogs and bond closely with their family. They are happiest when with their family, whether it is curled up on the sofa with you or out walking the fells. Due to their gentle nature they make excellent companions for children and are always happy to play when treated with respect. Smooth Collies are also good with other animals, and with careful introductions can live happily with cats and chickens for example.
The Breed Standard stipulates that an ideal size varies between 51-61cm.
A generally healthy breed but dental hygiene should be monitored closely. Collies tend to suffer from Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) but breeders are working to eradicate this and screen puppies and breeding stock.
Cuddles and love, kind words and attention, this is all the special care a smooth collie needs!
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.