The Smooth Collie is a herding breed and a member of the Pastoral Group. A medium sized dog, the bitches are slightly smaller than the dogs. Dogs are 56-61cms tall at the shoulder and weigh between 20.5-29.5kg. Bitches are 51-56cms tall and weigh 18-25kg. The Smooth Collie comes in three coat colours, blue merle (a pale silvery blue splashed with black), sable (ranging from a light gold colour to a rich shaded mahogany) and tri-colour (a rich, jet black with sable markings on the head and legs). All three colours have typical white collie markings, including collars, legs and sometimes tip of the tail and a blaze on the head. The coat is made up of a harsh, weatherproof outer layer and a dense, soft and warm undercoat. The Smooth Collie is recognised as a Vulnerable Native Breed with Kennel Club registrations of Smooth Collies numbering fewer than 80 per year, which is approximately ten litters of puppies.
An active, outdoor dog, the breed is a fantastic family dog, good with children and other pets, loving long walks in town and country but equally happy curled up on the sofa with someone or in front of the open fire. Our Smooth Collies love spending time with the children of family & friends, whether they are exploring in the garden or snuggled up asleep with them. Smooth Collies can get lonely if left by themselves for long periods of time, they can become noisy and will bark if not properly trained. They are very much a people dog, loving to be around the family as much as possible.