The Rough Collie is the same as the Smooth Collie with the exception of coat length. Although Rough and Smooth Collies have a working heritage,
they don't need to live somewhere with acres of garden and only need moderate exercise.
However, Smooth Collies, in general, are more energetic than Roughs. They are more athletic and agile, more outgoing, and retain more working instincts.

Collies have a soft, sweet personality, they are generally good with other pets and polite with strangers. Despite the Rough Collie’s immense coat,
there is a misconception that they require daily brushing and regular bathing.
However, they only need to be brushed about once a week and the hair trimmed from around their feet and hocks (dont let a groomer give them a 'summer trim' as this is unnecessary -
the double coat keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer, dogs sweat via panting and through their pads). The need for brushing may increase during moulting -
once a year for males, and a few months after a season for females.

Collies are also a very clean breed and are noted for not having a doggie odour.
I hope you enjoy some photos sent in by viewers of puppies and Collies having fun, showing their sweet and fun nature.


Collies are not just a pretty face - see video below of Collies being
trained for mobility and support assistance

Api, Bendžy & LouLou 
Thank you to Alise Storchak for these lovely photos



Thank you to Kirsty Russell (Kocxkodan) for these photos of her smooth puppies
Thank you to Alexandra Fink for these photos of her smooth Collie in the snow
Thank you to Zuzana Valnickova for these photos of her dogs enjoying the snow

Thank you to Alexandra Fink for sharing these photos....