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Collie

Collie

Collies are attractive herding dogs, boasting a beautiful coat while being highly intelligent. They also make for extremely loyal and sweet family pets.

Fun Fact

Lassie", arguably TV's most famous dog, was a Collie who helped make the breed even more popular during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Forest
50%
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75%
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Favorite names
  1. Jake
  2. Luna
Common locations
  1. Oregon, United States
  2. Louisiana, United States
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Collie

Collie

The Collie dog breed originated in Scotland, primarily developed as a herding dog. Today, the Collie still remains capable of driving sheep and cattle, but is also known for being a wonderfully loyal and intelligent family dog. The breed was propelled from humble rural farmlands to huge popularity among dog lovers in the mid 1800s, when Queen Victoria supposedly fell in love with the Collie’s good lucks and soft temperament. This is approximately when the purpose of the Collie shifted towards participating in shows as well as herding. Collies soon made their way to America where they became popular among the social elite, before the AKC recognized them as an official breed in 1885.

The Collie’s herding background makes this breed both intelligent and quick to learn. Collie’s also boast great athleticism, possessing great strength and speed. The sweet and friendly nature of a Collie, combined with their loyalty and willingness to please their owner, makes this breed a popular family dog. While not being as energy intensive as the Border Collie, this breed requires regular physical and mental exercise. The Collie’s otherwise quiet nature may shift to a barking nuisance if left alone and not entertained. A smooth-coated Collie requires minimal care while a rough Collie requires brushing every other day. This impressive breed ranks as the 36th most popular.

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Collie

Collie

Explore some Embark dogs that share Collie ancestry.

Purebreds

Moxie's Rise From The Ash…
Ohana Heart of a Lion
Briagha
Sailor
Fairlight's Astronaut
Libby
Kylo
Daisy
Ribbon Rae Thiel
Alfie
Luke
Inara

Mixed breeds

Forest
50%
CannyGaun SevenSeven & Ma…
75%
Sage
61%
Hemstreet's Martha
75%
Sunshine
67%
Colin of White Oak Lane
78%
Humbolt
58%
Thane
76%
Titus-Angus
76%
Jake
54%
Odin
64%
Fergus
58%
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Collie

Collie

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Favorite names:
  1. Jake
  2. Luna
  3. Ollie
  4. Odin
  5. Cody
  6. Chloe
  7. Auggie
  8. Arthur
  9. Ace
  10. Arlo
Common locations:
  1. Oregon, United States
  2. Louisiana, United States
  3. Minnesota, United States
  4. Tennessee, United States
  5. Wisconsin, United States
Popularity Ranking: 36
AKC Recognized: 1885
AKC Group: Herding
FCI Group: Group 1, Section 1
Weight: Male: 60-75 lb
Female: 50-65 lb
Height: Male: 24-26 in
Female: 22-24 in
Common MT Haplotypes: A2a,
C1/2,
A226
Common Y Haplotypes: H1a.1
Acceptable colors: Black, White And Tan; Blue Merle; Blue Merle And White; Blue Merle, White And Tan; Sable; Sable And White; Sable Merle; Sable Merle And White; White; White Merle
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