Perhaps the collie (or as it is also called the Scottish Shepherd, Scottish Collie, Scotch) is the most famous dog in the world. In the 19th century she was the favorite of Queen Victoria.
Today it is known in all corners of the earth and everyone loves it.
This dog is truly an Apollo canine kingdom.
In addition, he is gentle, obedient, intelligent and able to perform a variety of functions: from the service of the shepherd to the mission of the guide. In view of all this, the collie breed was to become very common. Its representatives must meet at every corner, but it's not so. Everyone loves this dog, but few get it. Collie is as if bewitched by an evil sorceress, tormented by envy of her beauty.
Characteristics and description of the collie
Her correct name is the collie raf. Why not just a collie or a Scottish shepherd? This is not quite the right name. The fact is that there are 5 types of Scottish sheep dogs or collies. In addition to the raf, the coarse-wooled collie, there is still a smoothie, smooth-haired, border-border, birded-bearded and Shetland. However, when the word collie is pronounced, even the most competent dog breeders immediately represent the collie raf.
And all thanks to the dog from the movie "Lassie"? Not only. This is exactly the case when they meet on clothes. Most likely, only a few of you are familiar with the smooth-haired collie, and in fact it is absolutely identical to coarse-wooled collies, in everything except wool. She's short and smooth. Nevertheless, this breed is almost unknown even in its homeland.
While a coarse collie, even children learn at a glance. This is certainly the merit of movie star Lassie. But why did Lassie become so famous all over the world? In the movies and TV movies there are a lot of dogs no less cute and clever than she.
However, none of them has achieved such popularity. Lassie is loved because of her appearance. Collie, which we will continue to call simply collies, since all the subtleties have been clarified, no doubt the most elegant and beautiful, and the refined representative of the canine world. Unfortunately, as we mentioned earlier, this breed is not widely distributed.
The number of Collies is far from a huge number of individuals, for example, the German Shepherd. Strangely enough, the reason for this is the same fine collie's coat. The virtue that made this dog famous and loved, often frightens off those wishing to have a pet. Both approaches are erroneous. It's ridiculous to love a collie just for the beautiful look of her skin, because her character is much more important than her appearance. But it's also ridiculous to refuse a collie just because you are afraid to devote long hours to combing her hair.
Recall that the dog is a social animal, loving to live in a pack. This means that he needs a company. If you can afford to keep two or more collies, fine. If not, the collie will be your family. The dog should feel it as a full member. A poorly socialized collie can become malicious, but rather fearful or even cowardly. Another factor important for the health of a collie is the ability to move, run, play.
You probably do not have a herd of sheep, but you must guarantee a walk in the free space. Collie is a real sportswoman. To maintain a good shape, she needs a lot of exercise. Running and playing, of course, is more pleasant in the countryside, but there are no problems in the city either.
Collie is always friendly with other dogs.
Do not fall in love solely with her beauty, try to understand what is inside her and you will understand that her heart, her soul is much more beautiful than her hair.