The Smooth Collie is less common than the showier Rough
Collie, but he is identical in every way except for coat length.
The Smooth Collie stands up to
26 inches at the shoulder. He has a short, dense, straight outer coat and
a furry undercoat for warmth. There are several varieties of coat colour.
He may be white, sable and white, blue merle and white, sable merle and
white, or tri-coloured. His coat requires minimal grooming.
hard-working, loyal, kindly, obedient, and responsive nature makes the
Smooth Collie an excellent family pet. He is very attached to people and
needs the companionship of family life. He gets along beautifully with
children and is usually fine with other pets. He is naturally protective
and will make a good watchdog.
The Smooth Collie is intelligent and
quick to learn. He is easily trained and becomes housebroken fairly
quickly. Early obedience training is best. The Smooth Collie will respond
to his owner's tone of voice. Heavy-handed training techniques are not
necessary. A hard worker, the Collie needs daily outdoor activity
including free exercise. He does best in an environment where he has
access to a large fenced yard.