Facts about Collies

Collies are lovely dogs and make amazing pets!  Keep reading to learn some interesting facts about Collies!Facts about Collies

  • Along with a great personality, Collies are also extremely good-looking which makes the breed quite popular.
  • There are a number of different types of Collies including Smooth Collies, Rough Collies, Bearded Collies, Border Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs (originally known as the Shetland Collie).
  • An interesting fact about Collies is that they originated in Scotland approximately three hundred and fifty years ago.  Back then they were mostly used for herding animals.  Today they are still used by some farmers for herding as well as being beloved household pets.
  • We know that Collies make great herding dogs.  However, along with this they are also sometimes used as tracking and search and rescue dogs.
  • A great fact about Collies is that they are one of the most intelligent dog breeds.  This makes them a lot easier to train.
  • Collies love attention from their owners and love being around people.  Therefore, before you add a Collie to your family, you firstly need to make sure you will have enough time to spend with them.
  • Another great fact about Collies is that they have plenty of energy!  Therefore, they need to be exercised daily.  Also, because of this boundless energy Collies don’t do well living in apartments.  They a really need a home with a big backyard so they can run around.
  • One of the fun facts about Collies is that because of their boundless energy, they do really well in agility competitions.
  • Collies love to keep busy and like to always know what’s going on around them.  This can be helpful as your Collie may alert you when someone is at your house.
  • Another one of the facts about Collies is that they like to be kept busy.  So again, if you are contemplating getting a Collie, you need to firstly make sure that you will have lots of time to spend playing with them.
  • Collies will usually live around twelve to fourteen years.
  • All breeds of dogs have their own particular health problems.  With Collies they are more prone to skin, eye and deafness health problems.  But with regular vet appointments, you should be able to keep on top of your Collies health.
  • Most people have probably heard of ‘Lassie”- the famous Collie from the famous movie ‘Lassie”.  This movie greatly increased the popularity of the breed.

As you can see from the above facts about Collies, they make wonderful pets.  They are a loving, good-looking, energetic and highly intelligent breed of dog.  However, as previously mentioned, they do crave and need a lot of attention.  So if you’re thinking about adding a Collie to your family then you definitely need to make sure you will have the time and energy to look after them.  If you feel you can, then a Collie will make an amazing addition to your family.