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Dog Collie

The Collie, also known as the Scottish Collie, is a breed of dog native to Scotland, known for its intelligence, beauty and loyal nature.

Males generally measure between 56 and 61 cm at the shoulder, while females measure between 51 and 56 cm. The average weight generally varies between 18 and 34 kg.

The Collie has an elegant and well-proportioned body. The back is straight, the chest is deep, and the limbs are well muscled. The coat is double, with a dense undercoat and a long, abundant topcoat. The distinctive mane around the neck is a notable feature. Its long coat requires regular brushing and occasional clipping.

Common colors include sable and white, tricolor (black, white, and tan), and blue merle. The head is wedge-shaped with a flat skull. The muzzle is moderately long. The eyes are medium sized, almond shaped, and dark brown in color except for blue merle dogs which may have one or two blue eyes. The ears are of medium size, erect and carried alertly.

The Collie is known for its loyalty to its family, its exceptional intelligence and its gentle temperament. It is an excellent companion and family dog. He is generally friendly towards children and gets along well with other pets.

Although the Collie is not a hyperactive dog, he does need moderate exercise to stay healthy and happy. Daily walks and games in the garden are usually sufficient.

The Collie is generally a healthy breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to certain health conditions such as hip dysplasia, eye problems and coat sensitivities.

The Collie is known for its iconic role in the film "Lassie," where several representatives of the breed played the role of Lassie, a heroic and intelligent dog.

Due to its intelligence, the Collie excels in training and obedience activities. It can also be used in agility competitions.

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