|From the history of the breed
There were only few people who heard about Collie breed
until 1860. Its name came from the Scottish sheep with
black head - colley. In fact people got interested in this
breed after Queen Victoria wanted this very dog to live in
her palace (residence of Balmoral). She was obsessed by
nobility and beauty of this dog. Then the popularity of
the Collie has considerably soared: they became
participants of exhibitions and faithful companions for
Country of origin:
Collie is a dog of rare beauty, characterized in
unshakable serenity and innate sense of dignity.
Height and weight:
Modern collie is a slender, graceful and strong dog of
rather large size. Height at withers: Males - 56-61 cm,
females - 51-56 sm. Weight: males - 20-29 kg, females -
It is double, with a soft, fluffy and dense undercoat. The
cover coat is smooth, rough, strong and shaggy, not wavy
or with curls, though slight wave is permitted. The length and
density of hair is enough to provide protection and
present form of the the dog in a favorable light, but not so
abundant as to obscure the natural lines of the body. Hair
cannot be trimmed in any case. The nasal bridge is seldom
covered with hair, while the sides are slightly longer;
hair enlarges in length up to the chest at the lower lip
and under the chin, thus forming a typical beard.
slate gray, tan, black, blue, all tinges of gray, brown
and sandy, with or without white markings. If there
is white marking, it appears on the snout, as a
blaze on the forehead, the skull, on the tip of the tail,
on the torax, limbs and feet. If the marking appears on
the collar area, the base of white hair should not come to the
shoulders. White should not appear above hocks on outside
of hind limbs. Light red markings at the eyebrows, on the
inner side of the ears, on the cheeks, under the base of
the tail, and on the limbs in the place of transition of
white color into the main one are allowed.
the exterior of the head, which should be proportional to
the size of a dog, is also essential. If you look at the
Collie en face or in profile, the head will have a
smoothly contoured, blunt wedge shape.
The skull of a collie is flat, with a gradual narrowing of
its lateral lines from the ears till the end of the nose.
Cheeks did not butt out, the snout does not sink in. If
you look at the dog in profile, the upper lines of the snout
and skull should be in the shape of two equal parallel
lines, dividing a slightly defined stop. The middle
between the inner corners of the eye is the center of the
proportions of the head in respect to length. A round
smooth muzzle is blunt at the end, but does not form sharp
angles, the mandible being powerful. There is no excessive
depth of the skull between the eyebrows and the lower edge
of the mandible. The tip of the nose is black.
the ears are medium sized, fairly widely spaced, erect or
Eyes: the eyes of
a collie are of medium size, slightly slanted,
almond-shaped, painted in dark brown color (except for
marble color. In this case one or both eyes are blue or
have blotches of blue). Dog's eyes reflect intelligence
and the look is lively.
|Neck: the neck is
rather long and muscular.
Teeth: teeth are
large and white. Strong jaw, if possible with a perfect,
regular scissors biteupper incisors being placed with no
gap with the lower teeth and arranged vertically in the
jaw. Pincer bite is allowed, but not desirable.
Body: the lenth of the back is the length of the
chest, not the length of the loin. The back is straight,
ribs are well sprung but not barrel shaped. The loin is
strong, the chest is deep, with plenty of space for the
heart and lungs.
Belly: belly is
tail set on low, with no breaking or turn, and is long
enough for the last vertebra to reach the hock at least.
In a stance or in motion the tail is kept low with a
slight rise forward on the tip. In a more rapid motion the
tail is stretched. It never hangs over back. The tail is
covered with furry coat.
forelimbs are straight, parallel to each other. Shoulder
blades are long, sloping. Forearms are upright. Pasterns
are short, strong, slightly sloping. Rear limbs are
straight and parallel. Joint angles are very well
angulated. Femurs are moderately long, with relief and
lean muscles. Tibias are long, slanting. Hocks are wide,
dry, lowset. Feet are of oval shape, large, arched, with
tightly spaced fingers and large, firm pads.
Collie is an ideal family dog. It is an incredibly
faithful and affectionate creature, with an expressed
addiction to babysitting. Such a wise elder friend.
Besides, the collie is extremely friendly in respect to
the other animals.
It would never leave the house, even if it could - because
it knows exactly that its place is right here, by the
family. You won’t find a more patient, reverent, gentle
and playful friend for your children than a collie. And,
of course, sophisticated, aristocratic exterior supports
this image of a positive hero. Collie dogs have not become
favourite among the high society at once, although they
look like kings.
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