U.S. Collie Breeder Directory
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Smooth and Rough Collie Dog Breeders
Are you searching for Smooth or Rough Collie Puppies for Sale? If so, we’re here to help. Click on a Collie breeder’s link below to visit their website and see what’s currently available.
Remember to do your research, ask the right questions, and find a reliable breeder you can trust. A listing in this directory does not equal a recommendation or endorsement! Collie Chatter has not personally vetted the breeders listed here and only intends this guide as a starting point, similar to the yellow pages of a phone book.
We strongly suggest that buyers ask for proof of health testing, genetic or otherwise, including eye exams when applicable.
If possible, schedule a home visit with the breeders to meet parents of puppies before agreeing to purchase one.
Frequently Asked Questions
The average cost of a Rough Collie puppy or Smooth Collie puppy can range from about $800-$2,000 depending on variables such as limited or full registration, pet or show quality, gender or color, health testing, and the local cost of living. Occasionally, puppies can be found under $800 in farming regions, but usually in such cases neither the parents nor the puppies have had health testing done.
How much do Rough collies cost?
What is Rough Collie cost?
What does a Rough Collie cost?
The best Collie breeders and owners will prioritize the health and temperament of their dogs above color or markings, since it is more important for a Collie to make a good companion than to have a full white collar and a “Lassie” blaze. An ethical breeder will not mind answering your questions and introducing you to the parent(s) of the puppies. A reputable breeder will have testing done for health issues known to affect Collies, like CEA (Collie Eye Anomaly), PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), and the MDR1 (or ABCB1) gene anomaly.
Rough Collie near me
Rough Collie to buy
The majority of Collie puppies are intelligent and quick learners when it comes to housebreaking. Many respond well to bells hung from doorknobs, which give them an easy way to signal with their nose or paw when they need to go out. However, bladder control takes time to develop, and accidents are bound to happen throughout a puppy’s first year of life – though crate training or otherwise confining a puppy to a smaller area can help reduce messes.
Can Rough Collies be left alone?
Are Rough Collies good off leash?
Whether or not a Collie will make a good first dog really depends on the owner! Collies, like many herding breeds, are sensitive, easy to train, and bond closely with their people when treated with respect and consistency. A frequent complaint is that they can be nuisance barkers, but this is usually due to boredom and/or lack of clear boundaries established as to when barking is acceptable. The Rough Collie’s long coat will generally need weekly to monthly grooming attention, but the coat of the short-haired Smooth Collie is far more easy-care. While Border Collies tend to be high-energy, both Rough and Smooth Collies are typically more lazy than their cousins and need only moderate exercise.
Learn More: What is a Rough Collie?
Should I get a Rough Collie?
Most Collies love cats, and any cat chasing is usually the result of a desire to play or herding drive – not prey drive. However, for successful future interactions, puppies should be carefully introduced to cats at a young age so you can safely teach them proper boundaries.
How are Rough Collies with cats?
Are Rough Collies good with cats?
Collies tend to be great with people of all ages and will often naturally appoint themselves as the guardian of children. However, small children should be taught to be gentle with any dog, as even the best of canines can have their patience tried by eye poking, rib punching, tail tugging, or ear pulling. Collies like to stay close to their people and are happy to participate in family activities.
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