Get Collie muzzles of individual snout shape and sizes and many other essential dog accessories. Collie is an embodiment of dog beauty, devotion, wit and kindness.more info....
This interesting dog breed has become the symbol of a sincere friendship of a person and a dog.
Collie Dog Breed InformationCollie Dog Breed Key Features on scale 1 to 10
Guard adbilities 4
Protection features 5
Attitude to children 10
Collie Dog Breed History
The Collie dog breed history has many disctinct facts and at the same time it's definite origin is still unclear.
The first testimonials about a Scotch Shepherd belong to 14th century and noted in works of a poet J. Choser. Then the representatives of Collie dog breed have been described in the books "English Dogs" and "The British Canine Encyclopedia". All sources describe Collie as a herding dog with long fur of black or black-and-white fur.
Collie origin has at least two different versions. The first affirms that Collie ancestors have been brought to the North Europe by the Roman legionaries, another one describes Collie dogs as already existing as herding dogs at the territory of Britain for that time. Most probably modern Collie is a derivative of both those dogs, brought by legionaries and those used by shepherds in Britain.
Shepherd dogs have been mostly popular with Highlands, the territory between England and Scotland. An interesting Collie characteristic of lack of aggression differs it from other shepherd dogs. It is explained by the fact that wolves have been eliminated at British Islands long time ago. The main task of Collie shepherd dogs have been to herd sheep and keep the flock together.
Collie herding feature is so strong even nowadays. These dogs do not like people walking together to come apart from each other. They believe everybody is to walk in a flock and watch it barking and gathering the people together.
It is interesting that the Queen Victoria has become the first Collie fancier and breeder. She turned attention to these herding dogs in 1860 and brought them to the Windsor castle. This is the start point of the Collie dog breed as a companion dog. Collie breeders selected the most spectacular dogs with thick, long fur for breeding as a companion dog. And other Collie dogs proceeded to be used as shepherds got a name Border Collie.
First Collie dogs had black and black-and-white fur. In the process of selection there appeared red, marble and sable colors. First Collie dogs had more gross body and head form. The Collie dog breed achieved its modern daintiness in the process of selection by crossing with Russian Hounds.
Further Collie dog breed became popular in other countries and continents.
There have been established Collie breeding clubs in the USA and New Zealand while in Australia they have been used mostly as a shepherd dog. In Russia and them in the Soviet Union Collie have gained great popularity as service dogs. They took part in Russian-Japanese war as medical aid dogs. In the years of the World War II they searched bombs and delivered secret messages.
Collie dog breed has two types: a Rough Collie with long hair and a Smooth Collie with short fur.
Collie has many abilities and it is explained by its many-sided temperament. These kindhearted dogs are extremely devoted to their owner and get used to the owner's lifestyle. They become active with a sportsman handler, compete and run in races. They are great dogs for active sports. In a family with children they take a part of a caring nurse, jolly friend and a guard for small ones. For people of a calm lifestyle they are great companions for walking and sincere, understanding friends.
Collie dogs try to avoid conflicts with strangers and other animals. But if offended, they may provide a good defense. A temperament of a modern Collie perfectly combines guarding, searching and herding abilities and the function of a companion dog for a person. After a special training class they become professional guide dogs for visually impaired people.
Collie temperament is active. They always ready to run and play, vividly react to all happening around, curious, witty, intelligent, easy trained and have perfect memory. The Collie dog breed is famous also for its acting gift. The character of Lassie pictured in a film after the book of Eric Knight have created a bright image of an intelligent and devoted dog in the hearts of millions.
Collie Dog Breed Standard
Scottish Shepherd has two types: short- and long-haired Collie. But short haired Collie is not recognized by FCI so the only feature that defines them is a short sleek fur. Here we will describe the features of a Collie dog breed standard:
Collie Dog Size
How to Choose a Collie Puppy?
Dog Health is the Most Important
Turn your attention to thecnditions of puppy keeping. Healthy
breeding is impossible in dirty and tight room. Collie puppies of
that age look plump and actively move, they have no innternal or
How to Care for Collie Dog Fur
Long fur is brushed by putting it up to get the roots. Special
attention to taken to the areas behind dog ears, a chest, pants
and a tail. These are the area where fur flakes are most probably
to appear. It is easier to spend 15-20 min daily than cut out
flocks of fur that are impossible to brush.
Collie Dog Feeding
Useful products for Collie feeding:
Harmful products for Collie feeding:
Leading by these lists you may create a healhy menu for your dog. Remember that it should include vitamins.
New Products For April - Collie Muzzles
Monthly Specials For April