Category: Herding Dogs
Facts about Collie Dogs, "Scientific name for Collie Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Collie Dog is a perfect size, being a strong dog that makes a great family pet.
The Collie Dog males average size is about 60 to 75 pounds (27 to 34 kg) and Collie Dog Females average is 50 to 65 pounds (23 to 29 kg).
The top of the Collie Dog skull is flattened and their eyebrows are half oval, with their ears that are medium size and are forward pointing. large flared nostrils in the Collie Dogs round tapered black nose with the color being similar to that of their coat. Collie Dogs thin lips which should meet in a scissor bite with their sideways almond shape Eye, the colors that are dark brown except for blue merles-(a bluish gray color mottled with black), and the Collie Dogs eyes can be one of each color or just blue. The Collie Dogs have small ears with the tips of the ear that fold forward, also the neck is fairly long from the body. With it's straight legs, the body is a little longer than it's tall, with a modestly long tail with an upward twist at the end, with the Collie Dogs carrying it's tail low.
The Collie Dog is a descendant of generations of past herding dogs and for many years this breed was not heard of outside of Scotland. Surprisingly, in general the Collie Dogs were much smaller than they are now, and the Collie Dogs were used to complete a variety of jobs such as water rescue, herding cows and sheep to the market and guarding the flock while they were out in the Scottish fields. The Collie Dogs were known back then not to only belong to the working class citizens but also to royalty and wealth.
Collie Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Collie Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Collie Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Collie Dog breed is split up into two individual types: the rough Collie Dog and the smooth Collie Dog. Coat colors on both the Collie Dogs smooth and rough variety include white and sable, tricolor of black, tan and white, mostly white with sable, tricolor or blue merle markings. The rough Collie Dog is actually much more popular in the United Kingdom than it is in the United States. However, its popularity is growing with every passing year in the state. The Collie Dog breed became popular as soon as the hit show “Lassie” hit the screen.
The Collie Dog breed is considered generally healthy dogs. However, some Collie Dogs are more prone to contracting eye defects that are specific to the breed such as Collie eye syndrome, PRA and sensitive skin. Also some Collie Dogs carry a gene known as the MDR1 gene which makes them sensitive to certain drugs such as certain flea and tick medication and in fact will kill them if too much is given to them. As a result of this vets will follow a set of rules that include not letting any Collie Dogs be given certain brands of medication.
Overall the Collie Dog breed is considered a highly intelligent animal and is definitely a popular breed among people whether it be in the United States or across seas. The Collie Dogs are very docile, protective of their family and faithful to their family, which makes them a great family pet or a great companion animal. As long as the Collie Dogs are given daily exercise, they will thrive in any environment.
When purchasing a Collie Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Collie Dog belongs to the Herding Group and in 1885 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Collie Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Collie Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Collie Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Collie Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Collie Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Collie Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Collie Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Collie Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Collie Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Collie Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Collie Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Collie Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Collie Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Collie Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.