The Rough Collie is a beautiful Scottish sheep dog and has long hair.
Height, weight: up to 61 cm and 30 kg. long body with a sunken chest.
Fur, color: long, very dense and hard; short and dese on the short-haired collie. Yellowish white, tricolor (black with brownish-red spots) and a remarkable blue.
Appropriate for: lovers of beauty who have the time to be dedicated to the care of it’s hair.
Not Appropriate for: people who look for a dog like lassie.
As a member of the family: always want to be with it’s family. Demands attention. Excellent dog for children. An attentive guard and shows it with it’s barking. Looses hair and therefore gets thedirty.
Breed’s character: distanced. Untrusting with strangers. Learns well and is calm. Psychologically sensible. Also in the collie family are the Short-haired Collie, Bearded Collie, border collie and sheltie.
Common sicknesses: ocular anomalies and visual disorders. “Collie-nose”, nasal eczema of non pigmented noses by the sun.
Life expectancy: up to 15 years.