Rough Collie
Gran Bretañaa FCI 156

It is a very sweet and affectionate dog, maybe a little shy.

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History

The Rough Collie is one of the Collie breeds medium-sized and long-haired who was born in Scotland in the early 1800.

Both the Long-haired Collie and the 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 Rough Collie and Smooth Collie.

After the industrial revolution, owning a dog became fashionable, people began to acquire copies and began to expand and cross with other breeds. Y, there is a theory that says those first Collie, were crossed with a Borzoi (Russian Greyhound) in order to obtain a more "noble" head (finest), What is today one of the true characteristics of the Rough Collie. But in reality, is not known conclusively if it crosses with the Borzoi It took place on the main stream of the race.

But trends are changing according to blowing the wind... Like for example, When the Queen Victoria acquired a Border Collie, After seeing one in the Balmoral Castle, the Collie is transformed into something like an article of fashion.

The issue is that, the Collie they were distributed around the map and continuous reproduction in order to improve the breed for exhibitions, He carried that drastically changed the appearance of the dogs, in the Decade of 1960, the Collie was much higher than today.

At the first dawn of the breed the dogs were more robust and resistant, they could travel long distances during the whole day and retained energy...

While many theories attempt to explain them, Unfortunately, the exact origins of the Collie have a dark veil. The race has been the subject of much research and speculation. The origin of the word “Collie” It is as uncertain as the origin of the breed information. In the century 18, the natural home of the Long Haired Collie was on the Highlands of Scotland lands, where had it been used for centuries as a herding dog. Dogs were bred with great care in order to assist their masters in grazing and the monitoring of their flocks.

In the UK the Longhair Collie is no longer used for grazing cattle, After having been replaced by the Border Collie. Although in United States and several European countries, there has been a revival in the use of Collie like a working and performance dog, already not are seen as old.

The Club Collie of America was founded the 26 in August of 1886, What makes it one of the oldest clubs in the race. The objective of the original club was "the promotion and the improvement of the breed of Border Collie". From there the first official breed standard was carved Collie. The celebration of the centenary of the club took place in 1986. Y, Although much time has passed and many things cambiado… the objective of the Club is still the same. The Collie Club in England dates of 1881 (Although officially, is oldest club americano…).

The Collie's long hair was exhibited for the first time in 1860 in the Birmingham, England, in the dogshow “Scotch Shee-pdog“. In 1879 the first hair long Collie was imported to England. And from there are the pillars of the breed.

With the turn of the century, this breed was already in a state of continuous development. This dog continued to flourish in England. As a result of imports, the race progressed rapidly between the years 1900 a 1920. These dogs built the foundation on which the Rough Collie of today and paved the way for the emergence of large and famous American dog kennels in the years 1920 and 1930.

One of them and perhaps the one that catapulted the Rough Collie, He was the author Albert Payson Terhune devoted almost all his life to these dogs. Albert Payson Terhune (21 December 1872 until 18 February 1942) was an American author, Collie dog breeder, and journalist. The public is known both for his novels relating the adventures of his beloved Collie, "as for its famous breeding sites"Sunnybank”, from which the bloodlines of specimens of Rough Collie who live among us today.

Physical characteristics

One of the characteristic features of the Collie's long hair is his head and delicately pointed snout. It resembles a wedge decline gently from the ears until the black nose. The snout is rounded and never square. The eyes are of medium size and Pacific way. The ears are supposed to be semi-erectas, folded in the upper third. In appearance they are very similar to the Shetland Shepherd Dog, but larger.

Regarding the coat of hair of the Rough Collie, the admitted colors are:

  • Sable color: Where sable or grey goes from Pale to mahogany.
  • Blackbird: the blue Merle, It is a mottled grey.
  • Tricolor: It is mainly Tan.

All have white areas, in the neck, the back of the legs, and usually the tip of the tail. Some may have white fringes on the face. The American Kennel Club supports white, where is the dog predominantly white with spots of the sable color, Tricolor and blue Merle, in the head and patches in the body as a.

It has dual layer, the woolly, dense subpelo, It is covered by a layer of hair is long and rough exterior with a remarkable necklace around the neck, feathers on the legs, a skirt in the abdomen, and a steering wheel in the rear quarters.

The outer layer needs brushing frequent, careful to keep it free from spikes and thorns, He has long hair and it seems a velcro… Shearing it is something very harmful to the skin and some not again them grow a significant amount of hair after having been shaved.

The desired size and weight vary between the standards of the breed of dog clubs, but trying to balance the medidas… a long hair male Collie measured 55,8 a 66 cm in height to the cross, females tend to be a 5 lowest centimeters. Males weigh in 20 a 34 Kg and females are generally lighter (of 2 a 5 fewer kilos).

Character and skills

The Rough Collie it is a dog that never shows nervousness or aggression, and they are generally good with children and other animals. However, They must be well socialized to prevent shyness. Although they are medium-sized to large dogs, It adapts very well to life in small apartments, because of his quiet nature.

Like many dogs grazing, the Rough Collie can be very vocal (ladrador…), and in some cases it is difficult to correct them. They are very loyal and excellent with children, provided have been well socialized and trained. They are always eager to learn and respond better to a gentle hand. They enjoy human company and home heat.

For yeah "The character of"Lassie"created by the British author Eric Knight was a Collie of long hair", It is probably the most famous dog in the world, fictional character that appeared in various films, TV series and books for years.

"That character inspired screenwriter Hugo Butler in the film"Lassie Come Home”, under the direction of Fred M. Wilcox, in the year 1943. Film that definitely launched to fame to the beautiful long hair Collie.

Collie Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, and all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee in puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or to tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines. Collie is prone to a host of health problems. Here is a brief summary of what you should know.

Collies can be affected by a number of genetic health problems, including multiple drug sensitivities to a mutation in the multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1). Dogs with this mutation can have serious or fatal reactions to a number of common drugs., such as preventive ivermectin against heartworm and loperamide, a human antidiarrheal agent that is sometimes used in dogs. Detecting these diseases not only in the parents of your puppy, but also in your dog, it's a life-saving need. The test is simple and only requires a cheek smear.; information on how to test your dog can be found here.

Eye problems are also a serious concern in the breed. One of the most intractable is progressive retinal atrophy (ARP), but luckily the gene for detection was recently identified and a genetic screening test will be available as soon as this year, after which all breeders should have ARP authorizations on all their breeding dogs.

Collie eye abnormality is a group of eye disorders that range from mild to severe. They are present at birth, and can be detected in puppies between five and eight weeks of age. Your puppy's breeder should examine the eyes of all dogs in the litter before selling them.. Have a Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist regularly examine your Collie's eyes. Reputable Collie breeders don't just check their breeders' eyes, but also those of all puppies offered for sale. Do not buy a Collie from a breeder who has not examined puppies' eyes or does not offer a certificate of their eye status.

Unfortunately, Collies can also be affected by a number of health conditions for which there are no screening tests. These include epilepsy, as well as a condition called bloating, in which the stomach expands with air. This can become the most serious condition, gastric torsion, if the stomach twists on itself, cutting off blood flow. Gastric torsion suddenly hits, and a dog that was fine a minute can die a few hours later. Watch for symptoms like restlessness and step, babeo, pale gums and lip licking, try to vomit but without bringing out anything, and signs of pain. Gastric torsion requires immediate veterinary surgery, and most dogs that have swollen once will swell again. This means that it is prudent to opt for the procedure known as “gastric torsion”, which will prevent the stomach from twisting in the future.

Not all of these conditions are detectable on a growing puppy, and it is impossible to predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so you need to find a reputable breeder who commit to raise healthier animals possible. Must be able to produce independent certification that the dog's parents (and grandparents, etc.) They have been examined for defects common and considered healthy for breeding. That's where they enter medical records.

Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and raise healthier copies only and best looking, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what they died from.

Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Collie at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend its life.. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Collie grooming

Both varieties of Collie have double layer, which means they have a thicker, softer inner layer and a thinner, flatter outer layer. The Rough Collie has a beautiful and voluminous coat that seems to need a lot of care, but it's not like that. Thorough brushing every one to two weeks will keep the coat healthy and tangle free. The Smooth Collie’s coat is a piece of cake to care for. Brush it weekly with a rubber brush or soft brush to remove dead hair. Your Collie should not need a bath more than once a month.

Rough Collie go through a heavy molt twice a year, floating dumb call. During this time, brush daily to keep all hair down under control. The Smooth Collie doesn’t blow his coat, but throughout the year it loses more hair than the Rough Collie.

The rest are basic care. Cut nails as needed, usually every few weeks. It shouldn't take so long for the click to be heard on the floor. Brush your teeth daily to improve overall health and breath.

Rough Collie Characteristics

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Rough Collie” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Shepherd Dogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss boyeros). / Section 1 –> Shepherd Dogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 156
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • FCI Standard of the Rough Collie breed
  • COLLIE ROUGH FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, “Lassie” dog (English).
    2. Colley à poil long, berger écossais (French).
    3. Rough Collie, LANGHAARIGER SCHOTTISCHER SCHAFERHUND (German).
    4. Rough collie (Portuguese).
    5. Pastor escocés de pelo largo (Spanish).

Smooth Collie
Escocia FCI 296

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The 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.

History

The early history of the Collie's short hair, like many breeds of dogs, It is largely a matter of speculation. The most common view of the race is that they are descendants of a population of shepherds dogs brought to Scotland by the Romans in the 5th century ("See more information about the race"Collie”).

The modern history of both Collie, soft layer and rough layer, It began in the reign of Queen Victoria, He turned his attention in the dogs of the shepherds and ordered that they bring to their Balmoral Castle in Scotland, some specimens. In 1860 years. At that time, the interest of the Queen, It became fashionable breed Collie of short hair. Thus began the transformation of the breed of dog of farm, similar to the modern Border Collie, Pet highlighting its aesthetics and preparation for dog competitions, sample, for example.

The Collie's short hair, today is considered a variety of Border Collie in countries such as United States and Canada, which means that they can sit and statistical records, register as "Collie" without specifying if it is 'Rough (rough)’ o ‘Smooth (soft)’.

In other countries, such as United Kingdom and Australia, they are classified as separate breeds, but for a very short time, the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom allowed the crossing of the two varieties until 1993.

Physical characteristics

Smooth Collie is a dog of medium size pulling big, the females measure of 56 a 61 cm. to the cross and the males of 61 a 66 cm.. Y, they weigh in 20 a 34 kg. The standard size of the breed varies by country, is the far larger in the range United States and Canada, and the smallest elsewhere.

The Collie's short hair is slightly longer than high, with a straight back and a deep chest. The characteristics of the head, especially of expression “sweet”, are considered very important in the ring. The breed has long snout, the flat skull and semi-erectas ears.

The layer is two-fold, one is soft and dense stuck to the body, and the outer layer is smooth and hard for a length of 2,54 centimeters, with the most dense hair around the neck forming a collar, and in the back of the thighs. The coat requires a weekly brushing. Unlike other Collie, It presents non bangs…, the hair is short.

The Smooth Collie coat can be of the following colors:

  • Sand: the colour of the famous Lassie, that it goes golden light to dark mahogany. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.
  • Tricolor: black, with spots of color fire and white. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.
  • Blue Merle: that color is a gray marble silver black with spots of color fire. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.

Character and skills

The Smooth Collie is generally a sociable dog, easy to train family. Although it is not an aggressive breed, It is always alert and barking when he noticed something unusual, It is therefore a great watchdog.

Collie dogs - General- they are agile dogs, assets and need regular exercise. It is easy to train, due to their high intelligence and eagerness to please their owners. The formation of this breed requires exclusive dedication and patience, they are sensitive to correction and hide if they feel badly treated or it sobre required.

They get along well with children, they tend to harmonize well with other animals that live in the House, they usually mix well with other dogs.

The Smooth Collie is - mainly- a family pet, You can compete in obedience, agility, grazing trials, and other canine sports. Some are still used as working dogs in tasks of grazing (but less and less). They are also very useful as assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

It has a life expectancy of 12 a 14 years.

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> / Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 296
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • FCI Standard Smooth Collie breed
  • COLLIE SMOOTH FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Collie, Smooth Coat (English).
      2. Colley (French).
      3. Smooth Collie, KURZHAARIGER SCHOTTISCHER SCHAFERHUND (German).
      4. Collie de pelo curto, Smooth collie (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor escocés de pelo corto (Spanish).

    Bearded collie
    Escocia FCI 271

    Collie Barbudo

    Collie Barbudo is an energetic dog. They need exercise and homework to do, How to care for children.

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    History

    The 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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    The Collie and its different lines

    El Collie y sus diferentes líneas

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    Meaning of the term Collie

    The term Collie It refers to many dog breeds that have originated in Scotland and Northern England. The exact origin of the name is unknown. It is possible that it comes from:

    • The term 'Col’ o ‘Coll'of the old Scottish meaning'black’.
    • Or the English 'coal’: 'coal'.
    • Also, It is possible that it is a deformation of the word Colley It was as they called the sheep (face and Black-legged), These dogs pastoreaban.
    • The Anglo-Saxon regional term Collie, which means '[thing] useful’.
    • So it has been called in several ways: Coll, colly, Collie, Colley, Pastor of Scotland

    The Shetland Sheepdog, for example, It is erroneously called Collie miniature, While aesthetically (with the exception of the size) they are identical, they are two different races… Although, We should not forget that, the most direct ancestor of the Shetland Sheepdog or "Sheltie" as usually nickname, is the Border Collie.

    Collie breed history

    The high mountains of Scotland are the natural home of this breed. It is not known if you run Roman blood in his veins, but we do know that the Romans conquered Scotland in the 6th century to. C. Then, the Collie was known for his great abilities of grazing, capable of driving up 500 sheep at a time. Unlike the current Collie, I didn't have such long and beautiful hair. The Collie was crossed with Setter Irish and with the Borzoi, and from there he was getting the characteristics of today's Collie. William Shakespeare wrote about this dog, calling it Collied Ski. The first illustration of this breed dates back to the year 1790.

    While collies have used this dog for a long time and since the beginning of the race, as ovejero dog, the different forms varieties were developed in England at the end of the 1800.

    The ancient race Collie was referred to as Scottish Collie in the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. Scottish Collie were heavier than the current. Their modern ancestors were exhibited for the first time Scotch Sheepdogs (foresee Scots) in 1860, in Birmingham (England), in a dogshow.

    In the 19th century, this breed was not known yet, but with the first dog shows, its popularity began to grow to their highest point. Today remains one of the breeds of dogs most popular. South Africa still used as pastor, but in this case, large flocks of ostriches, his sense of monitoring is very developed.

    Lassie, the character of the television that popularized this race, is a Rough Collie.

    Collie dog has two varieties. The first is the Rough Collie, more easily recognizable due to its wide use in films and television (e.g.: Lassie). This variety has pretty hair in neck, tail and legs. It has a double cover, with small hairs lining the body. The second variety is the Smooth Collie, It has two coatings but the outer coat is short and smooth.

    Collie breed characteristics

    Collie dog has long body in relation to height. Its height of cross is of 56 a 61 cm. the male and 51 a 56 cm. females. They weigh in 18 a 29 kg. He has Brown eyes, almendrada and slightly oblique way. Their ears are small and are played back, or forward when the dog is alert. The snout is long and flat, with black truffle. Its tail is long and abundant hair, and the fur is dense, hard to the touch, soft and bright if it is taken care of very well. It can be color caramel and white, tricolor or blue dark. This dog's life expectancy is of 12 years.

    Collie dog character

    Healthy by nature, It is also known that he has very few known congenital problems. The most delicate part of the body tends to be your eyes, they should be frequently cleaned through a piece of absorbent cotton impregnated simply with warm clean water.

    Known to be sweet and protective. They are easy to train due to her intelligence and innate please desire. They develop a very strong bond with their masters. They are excellent foresee dogs, good company for the family and other dogs. They are very loyal and faithful, but distrust of strangers if do not fall them well. They are also very playful and love to children. She loves to charge monitor children. It is sweet, good very attentive and vigilant: a suitable dog to leave a child in his charge. With babies is treated as a stuffed animal, and a baby can learn to walk if he grabs her hair. This dog will be careful to avoid it to fall. In addition, It will avoid that the baby will go with strangers.

    On the beach, It will be devoted to monitoring the smallest, and if something happens, They cry or fall, do not hesitate to act. He does not fear nothing. It is not a scary or timid dog. In case of danger, defends the family. And it is able to stay a whole night warning, to pounce to lower noise. Every time that the members of the family discuss, It stands always because he hates disputes.

    Before a rebuke sometimes it can be susceptible, and away to a corner to grumbling. But if the owner gets to look for him there is nothing spiteful: jump to your arms. It is active and disciplined. You must be educated with affection and without resorting to force.

    Collie breeds ancestry

    There are many breeds of dog with ancestry in Collie, as for example, to get an idea…:

    • Australian dog: used in Australia for livestock. Dogs of this type are also known as Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler and Red Heeler. Heeler, means "talonero".
    • Australia Collie or “Bordaussie”: It is not really a recognized breed, but a cross between two popular breeds: Australian Shepherd and Border Collie.
    • Australian kelpie: Developed in Australia from Collie dogs brought from Scotland and Northern England. Erect ears, Smooth-haired, usually black, black and brown or red and Brown and white feet.
    • Australian Shepherd: Developed in United States, with crossing of British dogs, German and Spanish, but they are in other parts of the world (including Australia).
    • Stumpy Tail: Used in Australia for livestock. Erect ears, Smooth-haired, mottled grey or red without white. With a very short tail or no tail.
    • Bearded Collie: Now largely animal home and exhibition, but they are still used as working dogs on farms. Long and silky hair (included in the face and legs), Black, grey or beige, and white on the shoulders.
    • Blue Lacy: Grey, Smooth-haired, drooping ears. Derived in part from English Pastor, with other races that descend from the Collie but aren't Collie.
    • Border Collie: The most famous race for grazing sheep around the world. Originally developed in Scotland and Northern England. 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.
    • Cumberland Sheepdog: An extinct breed similar to the Border Collie and, possibly, absorbed by this race. An ancestor of the Australian Shepherd. Ears erect or semi-erectas, dense fur, Black with white only on the face and chest.
    • English Shepherd: Developed in United States from a farm Collie originating in Great Britain. It should not be confused with the old English Pastor.
    • Farm Collie or farm Collie: It was any dog grazing is encuontraba for farming in Britain or United States (descendants of British dogs), and perhaps in other places.
    • German Collie: Developed in Australia, probably from British Collie dogs, but they may have included Germany and Spain dogs. The name of “German Collie” also applies to a cross between a German Shepherd and Border Collie).
    • Huntaway: New Zealand developed from a mixture of races, probably including some Collie – but it is not a breed of the Collie type. It is larger and more full-bodied than most of the Collie.
    • Hound: It is not a race, but a Collie cross (or other grazing or Terrier dog) with a hound or Greyhound. Obtained in a traditional way for poaching, with the speed of a hound, but more obedient and less visible.
    • McNab Shepherd: Developed in United States from British Collie dogs. Ears of variable size, upright or semi-erectas, Smooth-haired, black or red, usually with some white on the face and chest.
    • Old English Pastor: Derivative of the ancestors of the Collie Barbudo. They are larger than most of the Collie, with a lack of tail, hair is long and silky (included in the face), usually grey and white. It should not be confused with the English Shepherd.
    • Scottish Collie, in its two varieties, Rough Collie and Smooth Collie: They were created by crossing dogs working with other races Collie (especially dogs Borzoi).
    • Pastor of Shetland: comes from the Shetland Islands (Scotland, United Kingdom), intentionally was raised in small size. At first sight, It seems to be a copy of miniaturized hair long Collie, However, are 2 different races with a similar look.
    • Smithfield: a breed of British dog that has been terminated, It was like a great Collie, strong, white or black and white color that is used to guide cattle in South East England, especially the Smithfield market (an area of the city of London).
    • Welsh Sheepdog: a native of Wales. Ears erect or semi-erectas, short or silky hair, red, black, black and fire or Blackbird, usually with white over shoulders.

    Lines Collie dog breed

    According to the type of fur have born different lines of Collie, among them are:

    1 Border Collie

    Border Collie

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    2 Bearded collie

    Breeders of bearded Collie or Bearded Collie in Spain

    Collie Barbudo is an energetic dog. They need exercise and homework to do, How to care for children.

    The Bearded collie is one

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    3 Smooth Collie

    Smooth Collie

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    4 Rough Collie

    Rough Collie

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    Pastor of the Shetland Islands
    Escocia FCI 88

    Pastor de las Islas Shetland

    The Pastor of the Shetland Islands is very familiero, lovely with children, intelligent and loyal.

    The Pastor of the Shetland Islands, comes from the Shetland Islands (Scotland, United Kingdom), intentionally was raised in small size. At first sight, It seems to be a copy of miniaturized hair long Collie, However, are 2 different races with a similar look.

    Read all about the race by clicking on: Shetland Sheepdog.

    • Otros nombres: Shetland Sheepdog / Shetland Collie / Dwarf Scotch Shepherd / Toonie dog / Apartment Collie / Miniature Collie / Sheltie / Berger des Shetland.
    • Group 1 / Section 1 – Sheepdogs.

    Dogs breeds: Pastor of the Shetland Islands


    Gordon Setter

    Gordon Setter

    The Gordon Setter (also, known as Setter Scottish) is a breed of dog, Member of the Setter family that also includes the best-known, the Setter Irish and the Setter Inglés. Gordon Setter was originally developed in Scotland in the 17TH century, then he had a peak of popularity thanks to Alexander IV, Duke of Gordon in the 18th century (race fan).

    It differs from the English and Irish Setter in that it has a more robust structure, and more developed lips, as well as the color of his silky wavy coat.

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    Shetland Sheepdog
    Escocia FCI 88

    Shetland Sheepdog

    The Shetland Sheepdog is very familiero, lovely with children, intelligent and loyal.

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    History

    The Shetland Sheepdog (Dog Pastor of the Shetland Islands) comes from the Shetland Islands (Scotland, United Kingdom), intentionally was raised in small size. At first sight, seems to be a copy of Rough Collie miniaturized, However, are 2 different races with a similar look.

    The race “Father” "of the Shetland Sheepdog or"Sheltie"how often nickname", they are the Border Collie.

    Physical characteristics

    The Sheltie they have a double mantle, What makes this breed peleche much more than other dogs. Long hair covering the thick and soft layer base, is repellent to water, While the layer base provides relief to heat and cold.

    There are three main colors: Sable, It ranges from the Golden to mahogany; Tri-color, formed by the black, White and Tan, and blue mirlo, composite grayscale, white, black and Tan.

    Black and white: is less common but still acceptable.

    Sand: the best-known color, dominates over other colors. The shadow Sabre, or mahogany can sometimes be confused with the Sheltie tricolor because of the large amount of dark shading in their coats. Another name for him Sheltie “shading”, is trifactorado sable and white. This name comes from the mixture of a tricolor and a sable and white. Other acceptable but less common color is Sable Merle, which sometimes can be difficult to distinguish between the regular sable after the time of puppy. The saber mirlo has patches of dark brown on a light brown background compared to the black and grey blue Merle.

    There are other two colors that are a bit rare, which are unacceptable in the ring. The White Color-headed (most of white head “normally” marked), It is the product of two dogs crossed white facotrados. Double Merle, the product of the crossing of two Sheltie bluebird, they can be crossed but have a high incidence of deafness or blindness than other colors.

    The ideal height at the cross, in males 37,5 cm.. The females. 35,5 cm.. One greater diversion of 2,5 cm above or below these measures is regarded as highly undesirable.

    Character and skills

    It is an excellent companion dog, highly loyal. It is joyful, intelligent and always ready to obey. The Sheltie is love, loyal and affectionate with the family and of course, on the sidelines, with strangers; for this reason the Sheltie must be socialized. Some may be very reserved. This breed is very well with children if they raise with them from an early age; However, its small size makes it easy for a child to accidentally harm them, This monitoring is necessary. Well consider bringing an adult Sheltie for a House with young children, they may not be compatible.

    Some Sheltie tend to show a similar to a Terrier personality that tends to be hyperactive, and always ready, However this temperament is not sanctioned in the breed standard. Some may be shy, but this temperament is specifically discouraged by the standard. The trend towards shyness, It can be reduced with proper socialization. The average Sheltie is an excellent watch dog, giving alarm barks when a person is at the door or pass a car on the street.

    The herding instinct is strong in many Sheltie. Love to chase and pasture including, squirrels, ducks, pigeons and children. The Sheltie love run in large open areas.

    They normally love to play. They are better with a sensitive owner, but firm. The Sheltie is, first and foremost, a smart pastor and love to keep them busy, Although his level of activity, usually, It coincides with the level of its owner. As they are very intelligent, they are highly trainable. Lack of exercise and intellectual stimulation, It can lead to undesirable behaviors, including excessive barking, phobias and nervousness. Fortunately the annoying behaviors may decrease largely by an hour of exercise to make the dog with its owner.

    In its category, the breed dominates Dog Agility competition. They also look at obedience competition, Flyball, Grazing, Tracking and proof of talent.

    It is a very intelligent dog, According to Dr. Stanley city, expert on animal intelligence. The Sheltie It is one of the dogs brightest occupying the position number 6 in the Ranking of 132 evaluated races. His research found that an average Sheltie could understand a new command in less of 5 repetitions and yields to the command for the first time the 95% of the times or more.

    Health

    Similar to the Rough Collie, There is a tendency to inherit malformations and diseases in the eye. Each puppy should have his eyes examined by a qualified eye veterinarian. Some lines may be susceptible to hypothyroidism, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, or skin allergies. The life expectancy of the Sheltie is between 10 and 15 years, Although some in some it may be more, and in others may be less.

    Von Willebrand disease is an inherited bleeding disorder. The Sheltie breed, affected dogs, as a general rule, they do not live long. The Sheltie carry type III Von Willebrand, which, It is the most severe of the three levels. There are DNA tests that were developed to find the disease in dogs Sheltie. It can be done at any age and will showcase one of the following results: affected, carrier or affected not. The Sheltie may also suffer from hypothyroidism, It is the low functioning of the thyroid gland. Clinical symptoms include, loss of hair, on low weight and faintness.

    Although small breed dogs are unlikely to be affected by hip dysplasia, It has been identified in some specimens of Sheltie. Occurs when the head of the femur and the acetabulum do not fit correctly, This causes pain and/or lameness. Hip Dysplasia is thought to be genetic; Many breeders sent to test their dogs to certify that they are free from this.

    • Otros nombres: Pastor de las Islas Shetland / Shetland Collie / Dwarf Scotch Shepherd / Toonie dog / Apartment Collie / Miniature Collie / Sheltie / Berger des Shetland.
    • Group 1 / Section 1 – Sheepdogs.

    Scottish Terrier
    Gran Bretaña Escocia FCI 73 . Small sized Terriers.

    The Scottish Terrier is independent, self-confident, joyful, intelligent and stubborn bastabte.

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    History

    The Scottish Terrier, also known as the Aberdeen Terrier, and popularly as "Scottie", It is one of the high Terrier breeds that were grouped under the name of Skye Terrier, It is one of the five breeds of Terrier that originated in Scotland, the other four are the modern Skye Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, and West Highland White Terrier.

    The real origin of a race as old as Scottish Terrier it's dark and undocumented. The first written records about a dog with a similar description to those of the Scottish Terrier was in 1436, When Don Leslie described them in his book the history of Scotland 1436-1561.

    Two hundred years later, Sir Joshua Reynolds painted a portrait of a young woman stroking a dog similar in appearance to the Scottish Terrier of nowadays. King James VI of Scotland was an important historical figure accompanying the history of the Scottish Terrier. In the century 17, When King James VI became James I of England, sent six Terrier – believes that the precursors of the Scottish Terrier- a French monarch as a gift. His love and adoration for the race, It is said that you increased its popularity around the world.

    In the century 19, in the Highlands of Scotland, including the Isle of Skye, the Terrier were abundant, originally known by the generic term “short hair” or ” Skye Terrier“. Towards the end of the century 19, It was decided to separate these Scottish Terrier and develop lines of pure blood and specific breeds.

    Originally, the races were separated into two categories – Dandie Dinmont Terriers and Skye Terrier (Noel Skye Terrier that is known today, but a generic name for a large group of the Terrier with different all features, It came from the Isle of Skye).

    The written history and initial development of the race began at the end of 1870 with the development of dog shows. The exhibition of dogs required compared to a standard of the race and therefore the appearance and temperament of the Scottie was written for the first time.

    At last, The Skye Terrier were divided into what is known today as the Scottish Terrier, Skye Terrier, West Highland White Terrier and the Cairn Terrier.

    Captain Gordon Murray and Shirley were responsible for establishing the type in 1879. Shortly after, in 1879, the Scottie were first exposed at Alexander Palace in England, While the following year they began to be classified in much the same way as is done today. The first written breed standard was written by JB Morrison and DJ Thomson gray and appeared in Vero Shows illustrated book of The Dog, published in 1880. The standard describes the color of the breed as “grey, greyish or Brindle “.

    In 1881, the “Scottish Terrier England club” It was founded, being the first club dedicated to the race.

    The Scottie is the only breed of dog that has lived in the White House more than three times.

    In May of 2007, Carnegie Mellon University, used the image of a Scottish Terrier as your official pet.

    It is a small Terrier breed with a distinctive shape and it has had many roles in popular culture.

    They have been owned by a variety of celebrities, including to the President 32 of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Scottie “Fala” It includes Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a statue in Washington, DC, as well as the 43 Th President of the United States George W.. Bush . They are also well known for being a piece to play in the Board game Monopoly.

    Described as a territorial dog, wrestler, they can be a good guard dog and tend to be very loyal to his family.
    Scottish Terrier may be more prone to clotting disorders, joint disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies and cancer than other breeds of dog and not a disease is the name of the race called Scotty cramp. Is also a most successful breeds of dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club show of dog with a better show in 2010.

    Physical characteristics

    The Scottish Terrier is small but resistant, they have short legs, It Chunky and robust complexion, with one long head in proportion to its size. Scottish Terrier must have large paws adapted for digging.

    Their ears they are erect and the tail It is one of the outstanding characteristics of the breed. Their eyes they are small, bright and dark brown or almost black and almond-shaped.

    The height at the withers for both sexes should be approximately 25 cm., and the length of the back from the cross until the queue is of approximately 28 cm.. In general, is a well balanced dog, It must weigh 8.5 a 10 kg and a female 8 a 9,5 kg.

    Scottish Terrier often has a hard mantle, rough, long, the inclement weather-resistant, an outer layer and a soft, dense layer attached to the skin. Combined, with a long beard in layer, the eyebrows, the legs and lower part of the body. The head, the ears, the tail and back are traditionally short, they are the Parties covered by the cutting of hair of the Scottish Terrier.

    The the Layer palette It ranges from dark gray to Jet Black, or ” Brindle “(a mixture of black and Brown).

    The color may appear “wheat” (straw to nearly white), but it should not be confused with the Cairn Terrier or West Highland White Terrier .

    Character and skills

    The breed is known to be independent and self-confident, joyful, intelligent and has been dubbed the “Hard to peel”. They are described as very affectionate, they have also described as stubborn. It is sometimes described as a distant race, Although it has been observed that they tend to be very loyal and affectionate to its family.

    The fourth Earl of Dumbarton nickname the race “the uncompromising“. The modern race said that it was able to trace their lineage to a single female, call splinter II.

    It has been suggested that the Scottish Terrier can be a good watchdog, due to their tendency to bark only when necessary and that it tends to be reserved with strangers. The Scottish Terrier were bred to hunt and fight Badgers.

    Therefore, the Scottie is prone to excavation, as well as Chase small vermin, as the squirrels, rats and mice.

    The Scottie are territorial, they are always warning, they are fast and energetic in their movements, perhaps even more than other Terrier breeds.

    With regard to health, the Scottish Terrier have a higher chance of developing some types of cancer, with regard to other Thoroughbred.

    Scottish Terrier Reviews

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Scottish Terrier” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 73
    • Group 3: Terriers.
    • Section 2: Small-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    Scottish Terrier breed FCI standard

    SCOTTISH TERRIER FCI SCOTTISH TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Scottie, Aberdeenie (English).
      2. Scottish terrier (French).
      3. Scottish (German).
      4. Scottish Terrier (Portuguese).
      5. Scottie, Aberdeen terrier, Terrier escocés (Spanish).

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