COLLIE-A LONG-COATED DOG
They have originated from Scotland. They are herding dogs. They are very sensitive and intelligent. They are the best family dog ( best companion). They bark a bit more than any other dog. They are very sweet, gentle and friendly. They are very kind to other pets. They are very fond of kids. They need early socialization and training.
- There are two types of coat
1 ) Rough coat: They have long hair. Rough hairs are present on the outer coat. They are abundant.
2 ) Smooth coat: They have short hair. They are undercoat hair.
- Colours: sable, tricolour ( black with white marking with tan shading), blue merle ( silvery blue and black ) and white.
- The male collie should be from 24 inches to 26 inches.
- The female collie should be from 22 inches to 24 inches.
- The weight of male collie should be from 50 pounds to 70 pounds.
- The weight of female collie should be from 50 pounds to 70 pounds.
- They will make your journey beautiful for 10 to 14 years.
They are one of those who gains up obesity very fast so it's important to divide their meals into two. You need to divide their meal between two halves and should not cross their diet at any cost. Serve them with two to three cups of food a day. Because overfeeding them can create a major problem and you may need to consult the doctor.
You have to divide the meal of your dog according to their body needs so it's important for you to analyze their body demand. One more important thing about a pet is that never feed them with human food because that can be toxic for their body and you may need a doctor.
They need to take bath at regular intervals. Their nails should be trimmed every 3 to 4 week so that it doesn't hurt them. They should be brushing teeth at least 2 to 3 times a week. Another important thing which you should keep in mind while washing your pet is that you should dry their ear well so that there lies no chance of fungal or any other infection. You should comb their coat 3 to 4 times a week.
MEDICAL TIPS :
HIP DYSPLASIA -
- In this condition, the bones don't fit into the hip joint.
- The dog will have pain and will be low on rear legs.
- It is an inherited disease.
- It is an autoimmune skin disorder
- They catch but allergy very soon and it can be caused by anything. If he starts licking his paws or if he rubs his face more often then it's time to get him checked up.
VON WILLEBRAND'S DISEASE -
- It is an inherited blood disorder.
- It happens when blood loses its capability to clot.
- It results in excessive bleeding on small cuts.
COLLIE NOSE (NASAL SOLAR DERMATITIS) -
- In this, there are chances to develop cancer.
- In this, the skin of nose peel oozes out.
NODULAR GRAMILOMATOUS EPISCLEROKERATITIS -
- It is an immune disorder .
- It causes damage to the cornea.
- This happens because of thyroid gland when it goes unbalanced in the body.
HOW TO SELECT YOUR COLLIE -
There are two most important things you should keep in mind if you are planning to buy a collie.
First and the most important thing is to approach a reputed breeder because if you are not doing that remember you are on the verge of getting trapped and will be fooled out with a dog of the different breed. No doubt, that there are many beautiful dogs which will give you an illusion of being a collie but as we know looks is not all that is needed in a pet. So choose your breeder wisely and smartly. Try not getting fooled up from the fake breeders. Last but not the least choose the breeder with your area of interest.
The second thing I believe comes as being an important point of concern is the quality of pedigree and remember only a reputed or a good breeder will only know what is pedigree. Actually quality pedigree means what kind of parents, grandparents and ancestor that particular pet had, because through that only you will understand the abilities, temperament and health of that pet, as almost the same traits are passed as hereditary. Basically track record of a quality pup is very important.
Now what mostly happens is that at times we confuse the two important terms pedigree and puppy's registration but they are too different. Through pedigree, a reputed breeder can tell you what qualities the pet must have inherited but through registration papers, you identify who are the parents and ancestors of the pup but they will not tell you about the qualities.