The Rough Collie is the same as the Smooth Collie with the exception of coat length. The breed is thought to have evolved from dogs brought originally to Scotland by the Romans that then mated with native types.
Source: The Kennel Club
Links to Breed Descriptions
USA: Collie Club of America
CCA Illustrated Breed Standard
Standard Review Committee 2009: Includes discussion of inheritance of coat color, as well as The Collie Club of America Standard Review Committee's presentation of data from a variety of sources regarding discussion on the sable merle. Replies to questions represent a solid cross section of breeders, exhibitors, and judges whose opinions differ on the subject, but who have had enough hands on experience dealing with the sable merle to add credibility to their replies.
AKC Video Link
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SCC Video Link
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See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Other Names for Breed
De Schotse Herdershond Langhaar
Colley à poil long
Collie de pelo largo
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Great Britain - The British Collie Club
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
Screening for the above conditions is recommended by Collie Club of America, The Kennel Club (Assured breeder) and others.
Canine Cyclic Neutropenia (Gray Collie Syndrome)
Collie Health Foundation Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip (2019)
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds. This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
Multiple Kennel Clubs' Registration Statistics
3. Finnish Collie Association's database for rough and smooth collies - includes 200375 dogs - the database is open to be browsed and searched.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Category 2 Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/or English Summary
Finland: JTO: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/RotuPDF.ashx?R=156&T=2
Norway: RAS: http://www.nck.no/?id=1390&c=RAS
Dr. Leigh Anne Clark, Clemson University At Collie Club of America National Specialty March 29, 2018 - development and use of a DNA test for Dermatomyositis and Interpreting Risk Assessments
Breed-Specific DNA Tests
HGTD Collie Rough
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Collie Health Foundation
British Collie Club
Collie-Online.com: Collie History, Pedigrees and health information (French)
Pastoral Breeds Health Foundation
International Collie Society - Facebook
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Denmark: Dansk Collie Klub | Health
Finland: Suomen Collieyhdistys ry / Finlands Collieförening rf.
Germany: Deutschen Collie-Club e.V.
Ireland: IKC: Breed information and contacts are available
Ireland: AICSS (All Ireland Collie & Sheepdog Society) - The Rough Collie Breed Specialist Club
Italy: Italian Collie Club
Netherlands: De Collieclub
Norway: Norsk Collie Klubb
Sweden: Svenska Collieklubben
UK: The British Collie Club
USA: Collie Club of America