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Rough Collie

Beautiful, sweet and loveable guardian (other names: Scottish Collie)

Rough Collie
origin:Great Britain
life expectancy:12-13 years
classification:Herding
height:56 to 66 cm
weight:23 to 34 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Easyclimate: Coldgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The Rough Collie belongs to the three Collie breeds, (the Collie, that includes both Rough Collie and Smooth Collie varieties, the Bearded Collie and the Border Collie) but is, by far, the most popular of all, not only because of its elegant good looks, but specially because it starred the “Lassie” films in the 1940´s. Native from the highlands of Scotland, where the sheepdogs had been used for centuries by shepherds, the modern Rough Collie was mostly developed in England in the late 1800s. The origin of the Collie, including its name, is quite controversial. One theory claims that the sheepdogs were brought into Britain by the Romans during the invasion of the Islands. An interbred with native dogs would be the ancestors of the modern Rough and Smooth Collies. As to the origin of the name, that has been spelled in many different ways (Coll, Colley, Coally a