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Rough Collie

Rough Collies are strikingly beautiful dogs that stand with great dignity.

About the Rough Collie

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.

Rough Collies 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

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 1
Size category
Medium
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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