14–16 years old
Herding and cattle dogs other than Swiss cattle dogs
The history of the Rough Collie is closely intertwined with its closest relative, the Rough Collie. These English dogs were considered one breed until the second half of the 19th century. By the way, in the United States of America, the Rough Collie and the Rough Collie still belong to the same breed.
Like the Rough Collie, the Rough Collie is a highly intelligent and intelligent dog. Balanced temperament is combined in it with playfulness and activity. At the same time, short-haired collies, according to breeders, are more energetic and sonorous compared to their relatives. These dogs controlled herds of sheep with the help of their voices, the habit of barking and “talking” remained with them today.
The Rough Collie is a peaceful dog, and although it treats strangers with distrust, it will not use force. However, in an extreme situation, she is able to stand up for herself and for her family members. Aggression and cowardice are considered a breed defect such individuals are excluded from breeding.
Representatives of the breed equally love all household members, but they pay special attention to children. These dogs make caring and attentive nannies who not only entertain the kids, but also carefully take care of them.
Of particular note is the intellectual abilities of the collie. This dog is considered to be one of the smartest breeds. Collies perfectly understand their owner and try to please him. Even a child of school age can train a dog, but, of course, this should only be done under the supervision of an adult. Collies do not respond well to aggression, yelling and harsh punishment methods. This dog requires patience and kindness.
The Rough Collie is neutral to animals in the house. With friendly neighbors, the dog will surely make friends, and with aggressive neighbors it will simply avoid communication. Calm and good-natured representatives of the breed are able to compromise.
The shorthaired collie, unlike its longhaired relative, does not require careful care from the owner. It is enough to wipe the dog just once a week with a wet hand or a towel to get rid of the fallen hairs. During the molting period, the pet is combed out twice a week with a massage brush-comb.
Conditions of detention
A large collie can get along in a city apartment, subject to sufficient physical activity. The dog is walked at least 2-3 times a day, and it is recommended to allocate at least an hour each time.
We must not forget about games, fetching and various exercises. You can also practice agility, freestyle and frisbee with your pet collies show themselves very well in competitions.