Rough Collie

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Rough Collie overview

Originates from Scottish shepherding dogs. Intelligent, quick-minded breed, they require good exercise and daily grooming. Good with children and readily obedience trained. Does not suit hotter climates. 

Other known names for rough Collie

Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English collie, Lassie dog

Rough Collie foreign names

Schotse Herdershond Langhaar (Dutch), Colley / Colley à poil long (French), Collie Langhaar (German), Perro Pastor Escocés de pelo largo (Spanish)


United Kindom (Scotland)

Breed Group

Pastoral Group

Biological data

Male: 20 to 34 kg.
45 to 75 lbs.
Female: 15.8 to 29 kg.
35 to 65 lbs.
Male: 56-61 cm (shoulder).
24-26 inches.
Female: 56-61 cm (shoulder).
24-26 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Three recognized colours: sable, tri-colour and blue merle.
Sable : any shade of light gold to rich mahogany or shaded sable. Light straw or cream coloured highly undesirable.
Tri-colour : predominantly black with rich tan markings about legs and head. A rusty tinge in top coat highly undesirable.
Blue merle : predominantly clear, silvery blue, splashed and marbled with black. Rich tan markings preferred, but absence should not be penalized. Large black markings, slate colour, or rusty tinge either of top or undercoat are highly undesirable.
White markings : all above should carry typical white Collie markings to a greater or lesser degree. Following markings are favourable - white collar, full or part, white shirt, legs and feet, white tail tip. A blaze may be carried on muzzle or skull or both.

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Rough Collie – Breed standard

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Rough Collie references and further reading

Collie Club of America (CCA)
Rough Collie Rescue  
Rough Collie Breed Council

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AP-09MBQJ - Rough Collie, Antoc Face The Music, standing on grass
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson