10 Facts About Collies That Prove They Are a Beautiful Breed

Posted by Amber King

Energetic, intelligent, and beautiful - the Collie is a dog breed worth admiring.

Collies are best known for their long fur coats and majestic sense of poise. They're herding dogs that take top marks at every canine competition, and families across the country embrace their loving and sensitive personalities. Collies are big and beautiful, and it's no wonder they're a popular breed all around the world.

Here are a few facts about this famed breed that make them special:

1. Collies are from Scotland and were originally trained exclusively as herding dogs.

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2. As one of the most intelligent dog breeds, they're usually easy to train.

3. Collie puppies look like tiny balls of fluff until they grow into their adult coats at around six months old.

4. Like many breeds, Collies have double coats that keep them warm in the winter.

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5. They're strong and agile and often perform well in competitive agility.

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6. As herding dogs, Collies love to be around people and learn to be fiercely loyal.

7. If they don't have a job to do, Collies love to use their energy on long walks.

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8. The breed became popular when people fell in love with Lassie, a fictional dog on a TV series.

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9. Rough Collies come in several different color combinations including white, sable, merle, and blue merle.

10. Collies are currently the 37th most popular dog breed in the country.

There you have it. We hope you learned something new about this beautiful dog breed!

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10 Facts About Collies That Prove They Are a Beautiful Breed