Most of us who watched the 1950s TV series 'Lassie' fell in love with this beautiful breed.
Collies make great family dogs - they are loyal, trainable, obedient, and clingy. But we warn you - owning a Collie is about more than owning a companion dog. Collies want to be a part of every aspect of your life and every activity that you are involved in.
This breed is extremely intelligent and often will only need to see something once to master it. Sometimes this can make it hard for the owners - simple ball throwing and retrieving won't do, as it's too basic. Collies need more advanced jobs to feel truly happy and challenged. They can learn anything but will also teach you a few things along the way.
If they aren't stimulated and get bored, Collies will typically start herding anything that moves, from cars to motorbikes to kids. If you are not up for the challenge give this breed a pass, as they will keep you on your toes.
|Life expectancy:||14-16 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|