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Also referred to as Scottish Collies

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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All About the Collies

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Average Height & Weight

The Collie is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 24 to 26 inches.

Weight: 60 to 75 pounds.

Females – Height: 22 to 24 inches.

Weight: 60 to 65 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Collies are commonly sable and white, tri-color, blue merle and white. They have black and tan, blue merle, sable or sable merle markings.





Loyal, devoted and eager to please their masters, Collies are gentle dogs that enjoy spending time with their families, despite their origins as sheepdogs. They can be stubborn, but they are also intelligent and alert, which served them well as work dogs.




Activity Level

Collies are a medium-energy dog requiring daily activity!

Collies are a medium-energy dog, and if they do not get daily activity, they can become rambunctious. They enjoy walks or runs, and they like to play games.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

8 to 12 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concern for Collies is Collie eye anomaly. Distichiasis and pyotraumatic dermatitis are less common but still occur within the breed, while patent ductus arteriosis, deafness and cerebellar abiotrophy are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Collies have a medium tolerance for hot climates and a high tolerance for cold climates because of their thick fur.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Collies make wonderful family pets. They are eager to please their owners, though they must be trained not to nip at the heels of small children. They are friendly to other dogs and very friendly to other household pets.




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