Long-Haired Collies, or widely known as Rough Collies, are medium-sized dogs that were bred for herding. They have distinctive long double coats that are straight on the top and furry underneath. They are heavy shedders, so you must have that in mind before choosing them. It is important to brush them at least twice a week in order to keep them well groomed and clean.
They require an average level of exercise like most regular dogs, which means that they are suited for families, especially those with children.
Rough Collies come in various colours such as
- Mahogany sable
- Shaded sable
- Double Merle
- Sable Merle
Rough Collies can reach up to 65 cm in height and 35 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 14+ years.
Suitability for Children – High
Tendency to Bark – High
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Medium
Grooming Requirements – Once a Week
Trimming Required – Occassional
Amount of hair shed – Moderate
Food Cost – $15 to $20
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $57