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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
The Collie is a native of Scotland, primarily from the Highland regions. She has been called Collis, Colley, Coally, and Coaly, names that probably derive from col or coll, the Anglo-Saxon word for black.
Some historians think, however, that the name comes from the colley, the Scottish black-faced sheep, that the Collie dog used to guard.
Original Collies were closer in size and shape to today's Border Collies, and they were predominantly black. Herding ability was more important than appearance, so the dogs varied a great deal in looks.
Stone Age nomads brought dogs to what is now Southern England, and from these came a hardy, intelligent dog used to herd sheep, cattle, goats, and pigs.
Some historians say that the Collie's particular ancestors were brought to the British Isles by Roman conquerors, some two thousand years ago.
Queen Victoria is credited with saving Collies from obscurity. In 1860, she visited her Scotland estate and fell in love with the good looks and gentle temperament of the Collies she saw.
She brought some back to England, and thus began the first Collie fad.
In 1879, the first Collie was imported to the United States. The Collie Club of America was formed on August 26, 1886, which makes it one of the oldest canine specialty clubs.
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1 foot, 10 inch. to 2 feet, 2 inch. (55,88 to 66,04 cm)
50 to 70 pounds (22,68 to 31,76 Kg)
10 to 14 years
Potential Health Issues:
Collie Eye Anomaly,
Progressive Retinal atrophy (PRA),
Nodular Granulomatous Episclerokeratitis (NGE),
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Need For Exercise
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