Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 22-26 in (56-65cm) Bitch: 20-24 in (51-60cm)
Weight: Dog: 45-75 lb (20.5-33.5kg) Bitch: 40-65 lb (18-29.5kg)
Coat: Short, harsh, and smooth, with a dense undercoat
Color: Sable and white, tricolor, or blue merle (not permissible in the UK)
|The Smooth Collie is identical to the Rough Collie
except in coat, that of the Smooth being short and
flat, with a harsh-textured top coat and a very dense
undercoat. Both Collies' ancestors were brought
400 years ago from Iceland to Scotland, where the
breed worked as a sheepdog. Like the Rough, the
modern Smooth Collie can trace its ancestry to a
tricolor dog called Trefoil that was born in 1873.
The Smooth Collie has the same character and
temperament as the Rough, and its care requirements
are also the same. Sadly, although the Smooth Collie
has all the attributes of the Rough, it is seldom seen.
However, the variety does have a dedicated small
band of followers and there are many excellent
examples with first-class temperaments in the
beauty and obedience rings.