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Collie Rough

Collie Roughs are strikingly beautiful dogs that stand with great dignity.

About the Collie Rough

Made famous through the Lassie Come Home franchise, these highly intelligent and loyal dogs are commonly found in the Scottish Highlands, where they are used predominantly as herding dogs.

Collie Roughs are social in nature and easy to train, making them excellent family pets, although they are better suited to active owners due to their high exercise needs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 1
Size category
Avg life expectancy
14–16 years

Lively / Friendly / Sociable / Confident

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Needs little training
  • Requires moderate grooming

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