Herding Group

Noreen and Olive, and Agnes rescued by the Tallahassee Collie Rescue

Collies are very sociable dogs and excellent with children and other pets with whom they are raised.  Over- and uncontrolled- breeding of the Collie has led to hyper-tension, so get your Collie from a reputable breeder.  Rough-coated collies need frequent grooming, while the smooth-coated collie needs only minimal brushing.  Collies are herders so don’t be surprised to see them round up the kids or other pets.  A great pet that loves to bond with its family.  They can have a tendency toward obesity, so control their food intake and exercise them.

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Notes for owners
Long Considerable Family dog that loves children.  Needs exercise and attention.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Collie Club of America

American Working Collie Association

Collie Health Foundation



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.