The majestic Collie, thanks to a hundred years as a pop-culture star, is among the world’s most
recognizable and beloved dog breeds. The full-coated ‘rough’. Collie is the more familiar variety,
but there is also a sleek ‘smooth’. Collie. The Collie is a large but lithe herder standing anywhere
from 22 to 26 inches tall. The rough variety boasts one of the canine kingdom’s most impressively
showy coats; the smooth coat’s charms are subtler but no less satisfying. Coat colors in both
varieties are sable and white, tricolor, blue merle, or white. Collie fanciers take pride in their
breed’s elegant wedge-shaped head, whose mobile ears and almond eyes convey a wide variety of
expressions. Collies are famously fond of children and make wonderful family pets. These swift,
athletic dogs thrive on companionship and regular exercise. With gentle training, they learn
happily and rapidly. The Collie’s loyalty, intelligence, and sterling character are the stuff of legend.