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The Rough Collie

The Rough Collie was first bred in Great Britain respectively Ireland as a sheep dog. Later these beautiful dogs were bred for their looks and a more or less show type breed was developed. Today's specialists for herding sheep are Border Collies. Queen Victoria was a Collie "fan" who increased the breed's popularity outside the community of sheperds. In the 20th century the "Lassie" movies were a boost for the spread of the Rough Collie.

Today there are two types of Collies, the British and the US-American type. The colours are sable, tricolour and blue merle. Typical traits are the white collar, white feet and the white tip at the end of the tail.

Common fallacies about Collies

Many people say sentences about Rough Collies like: "They are beautiful, but...."

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