Rough Collie

Other names : Collie, Scottish collie, Long-Haired collie, English collie, Lassie dog

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Life expectancy

The Rough Collie has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 22 in
Male Between 22 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 37 and 57 lb
Male Between 44 and 62 lb
Coat colour
White Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Rough Collie costs between £620 and £780

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More details about the Rough Collie

Rough Collie: Origins and history

The suspected origin of the Rough Collie dates back to the first Roman invasion of Britain. Soldiers brought with them a breed of herding dog that was able to control herds of animals that accompanied the marauders on their quest to conquer. Successive breeding with similar dogs already found in Scotland may have been instrumental in the creation of the collie we know today. Queen Victoria was especially fond of the Rough Collie.

FCI classification of the Rough Collie

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Rough Collie

Rough Collies are relatively easy to train but their training requires consistency and dedication on behalf of the owner. The dog does not respond well to a harsh criticism or a telling off and is liable to become timid and unresponsive if berated. Once trained the Rough Collie is exceptionally obedient.

Rough Collie: Purchase price

The price for a Rough Collie can vary according to its origin, gender and age. For a dog registered at the Kennel Club, they will cost on average £780.

Concerning your average monthly budget to satisfy your Rough Collie’s needs, it will vary between £100 and £150 per month.

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