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General Appearance: A strong, responsive, active dog; graceful and fast, with a high intelligence. Impressive.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height-males, 24 to 26 inches at the withers; females, 22 to 24 inches. Weight-males, 60 to 75 lbs; females 50 to 65 lbs.
Background: Collies are smart dogs with natural herding and protecting abilities, therefore they need organized activities to thrive. Trained with a gentle, loving hand they will learn quickly and be eager to please. Collies listen to people and understand their moods; they are especially fond of children. The Collie is the ideal family pet, gentle and playful, willing to round up the kids. Brushing is necessary to maintain the Collie's long, thick coat.