longer in demand as a herder, today's Collie has transferred
these abilities to serving as a devoted family dog, with a particular
affinity for small children. Never happier than when he has a job to do, the
Collie delights in adopting the dual role of family companion and watchdog.
Rough Collie's abundant two-ply coat, which comes in tones of sable and
white, tricolor, or blue merle, is without doubt his crowning glory.
Although it obviously needs regular grooming to keep it clean and in good
order, it helps that the Collie is not so profusely coated around the legs
as many of the other heavily coated breeds.
all working dogs, the Rough Collie needs regular exercise to keep him in
trim. Intuitive and anxious to please, he also responds well to training.