Medium Breed
50-65 lbs.
Although a large, active dog, the Collie is both elegant and graceful, appearing to float over the ground as it runs.
Loyal and affectionate, the breed is naturally responsive to humans. Marked characteristics include the beautiful
coat of the rough variety and the breed's lean wedge-shaped head. The coat can be rough or smooth and the
four accepted colors are sable and white, tri-color, blue merle and white. The best-known Collie is, of course, the
famous Lassie.

A Look Back
The exact origin of the Collie is uncertain, but they have existed for centuries as herding dogs of Scotland and
England. They were used primarily as a drover dog, guiding cows and sheep to market. The true popularity of the
breed came about during the 1860's when Queen Victoria visited the Scottish Highlands and fell in love with the
breed - from that point on Collies became very fashionable