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Breed: Collie
Country of Origin: Scotland
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Cattle and sheep drover, herder
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Large body, long muzzle, long fur
Color: White and sable, tri-color, blue merle
Coat Type: Rough, thick, shedding
Grooming: Daily brushing
Height: 23-26 inches
Weight: 55-75 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: High
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Very high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: O.K.
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Wants to herd, friendly
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Calm, patient, athletic
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Excessive barking, snapping, timidness
Physical: Hip dysplasia, eye problems, deafness
Recommendations: Agility work will direct energy and build confidence