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Smooth Collie

Dog Smooth Collie

The Smooth Collie is a breed of dog native to Scotland. The breed was developed from a cross between the Scottish Bearded Dog and the Greyhound. 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 20 and 30 kg.

The Smooth Collie has an athletic, well-proportioned body, with an elegant, graceful silhouette. The back is straight and strong, the chest is deep and the limbs are muscular.

The head is proportionate to the body, with a slightly rounded skull and an elongated muzzle. The eyes are medium sized, almond shaped and brown or blue in color, depending on the color of the coat. The ears are medium sized, set high on the head and carried erect or semi-erect.

The Smooth Collie has a short, dense coat that is smooth and close to the body. The texture of the coat is soft and silky. The most common coat colors include tricolor (black, white, and tan), blue merle, and sable.

The Smooth Collie is known for its gentle, intelligent and loving temperament. He is a dog who is very attached to his family and loves spending time with his loved ones.

They are also very intelligent and receptive to training, making them easy to train and versatile in a variety of roles, including as companion, working or competition dogs. The Smooth Collie needs regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. Daily walks, fetch games, and interactive play sessions are recommended to meet their needs for exercise and mental stimulation.

The Smooth Collie is generally a sturdy breed, but like all breeds, it can be prone to certain health conditions, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems and skin allergies.

Because of their loving nature and ability to get along well with people, Smooth Collies are often chosen as family and companion dogs. They are also used in a variety of roles, including as herding, therapy, search and rescue dogs, and as competitive dogs in activities such as agility and obedience.

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