Collie hair long
Rough Collie

The Collie hair long (Rough Collie, meaning rough Collie) is one of the breeds of medium-sized and long-haired Collie who was born in Scotland in the Decade of 1800.

Both the Collie of long hair (Rough Collie) as the Short hair Collie (Smooth Collie), they are descended from a variety of grazing dogs from Scotland and Wales.

  • The variety of Scotland, It is characterized for being a strong dog, large, aggressive, raised to care for flocks of sheep in the Highlands, an all terreno…
  • The variety of Wales, However, was a small dog, Agile, home and cuddlier, and also pastor of goats.

These two varieties of dogs crosses shepherds are born the precious Collie that we call today Collie hair long (Rough Collie) and Short hair Collie (Smooth Collie).

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Short hair Collie
Smooth Collie

The Short hair Collie or Smooth Collie (It means smooth Collie), It is a breed of dog developed originally for herding. It is a variety of the Border Collie. Some canine organizations, copies of soft hair and wire-haired, classified them as variations of the same race.

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Bearded collie
Bearded Collie

Collie Barbudo

The Bearded collie (Bearded Collie) It is a breed of dog of medium size and long coat, It was originally used in tasks of grazing by Scottish shepherds. He is originally from Scotland, and their closest ancestors are a race of imported Polish shepherds in 1514.

The history of the Collie-as we have said in another post of race– is a mixture of reality and legend. One story recounts that Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, went to Scotland in 1514 in order to negotiate a shipment of grain for sheep in several pastors, apparently brought six copies of pastoral dogs (Poles) it performed tasks of grazing in his native Poland, and at the destination they would help to move the cattle. A Scottish Shepherd, He was so impressed with the ability of herding dogs of Kazimierz Grabski, which changed several sheep by some of those six dogs. Y, was that, These Polish shepherds dogs were bred with the local dogs from Scotland and from there was born the beautiful Bearded Collie. This is one of the theories.

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Border Collie
Gran Bretaña FCI 297

Border Collie

The Border Collie He is regarded as the most intelligent dog breed that exists
HistoryPhysical characteristicsCharacter and skillsImagesVideos

The Border Collie It was developed in the Highlands of Scotland lands with the end of pasture for days in the toughest terrain and more variable climate.

The forerunner of this breed arrived in the British Isles between the 5th century BC. and I BC. now that some of the communities Celts who crossed Europe settled in Ireland with their cattle and their dogs. Hence comes the name Collie, “useful” in Welsh, language of these people.

These groups were then moved to the Scottish region where arose the race of the Highland Collie giving it birth later in the area between Scotland and England, to the Border Collie (the English: “The useful dog of the border“).

Physical characteristics

The Border Collie is a dog of medium size, well proportioned, that can weigh between 16 and 23 kg. It has a double cloak of hair that supports various colors, variations of black, toasted and white though white should never be the predominant color, the fur is impermeable, It can be dense and coarse, or dense, soft. The body has athletic appearance, low chest, strong and agile.

The altitude varies between 46,5 and 56 cm for males and between 46 and 53 centimeters in females. The tail is moderately long, slightly curved, well populated, with a lock of his hair white at the end of the same.

There are two coat varieties, moderately long and short. In both, the outer layer is dense and has a medium texture; the inner layer is dense and soft, which gives it good protection against the inclement weather. In dogs that have a moderately long fur, the abundant hair is Manes, fringes and tail brush. In the face, lores, previous members (except for the fringes) and later members from hocks to the ground, the hair should be short and smooth.

Character and skills

He is loyal to his own and especially who take as leader, with who comes to forge an unconditional link. His gaze is one of its main features, in the moments of work never apart from its leader, denoting a capacity of rare focus on the rest of dog breeds. He is happy when working, enjoy doing it.

According to the classification made by Stanley Coren after analyzing the responses of more of 200 work of the AKC judges (“"The intelligence of dogs", Stanley city, Ediciones B, 1995), the Border Collie is the No. 1 from the list.

It is a clever dog, very acute hearing, with a broad response capacity but, above all, It has a great agility and is owner of extreme intelligence, both functional and obedience.

His strong herding instinct, coupled with his tenacity and resistance, It places it among the most required to bring races, controlling and driving flocks, proving the best breed of dog existing pastor.

El Border Collie está considerado como la raza de perros más inteligente que existe, next to the Golden Retriever and to the German Shepherd, that is why it is so easy to train.

It´s awake, vigilant, responsive and intelligent. Affectionate and docile, sociable with humans and other animals. He possesses an innate curiosity. It is a working dog and requires exercise in large or open spaces. You need to feel that it is part of a group and it has a function in the same. As it is a breed of grazing need daily physical activity.

Slender, regular and easy, raising little toes, which gives the impression that move furtively and at high speed. The Agility It is a sport open to all those people who have one or more dogs (Whatever your race, with or without pedigree). It consists of dogs led by their guides are able to overcome a series of obstacles in order to put in evidence the intelligence, obedience, concentration, sociability and agility.

Border Collie stands out in this sport for both physical and mental characteristics. If any of these tests has been occasionally observed, It has not been avoided to realize that the Border Collie are present in many of them and they end up always doing well.

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  • Alternative names: Scotch Sheep Dog / Sheepdog
  • Group 1 / Section 1 – Shepherd dogs

Dogs breeds: Border Collie


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