Smooth Collie

The Smooth Collie is a well known and highly appreciated farm breed, originating from Scotland. Originally bred for herding purposes, this versatile breed has become world's most popular dog due to its exceptional abilities as an excellent general farm dog, family companion, water dog and rescue dog . The Smooth Collie is a short-coated version of Rough Collie.

It's exact origin is rather unknown but it is believed that this breed has descended from a population of shepherds' dogs brought to Scotland by the Romans around the 5th century. This breed was unknown outside its country of origin, Scotland, until Queen Victoria took interest in this breed in 1860s. With the Queen's interest, it became fashionable to own Smooth Collies.

The Smooth Collie is a beautiful, dignified and well balanced breed that stands between 24-26 inches and weighs about 60-75 lbs. This breed has a light and wedge-shaped head and a long, smooth and well-rounded muzzle that tapers to a warm black nose. Small and erects ears fold forward from tip. Medium size, almond shaped eyes are dark brown or blue merle in colour. The longer than tall and well rounded body comes with a firm and broad back and deep chest with well sprung ribs. Smooth coat is short and hard and comes in colors of sable and white, tri color (black, tan, and white), blue merle, and also white with sable, tri color, or blue merle markings.

This breed is recognized by AKC under COLLIE name and by all major kennel clubs as well.

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