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The Rough Collie Coat
 Rough collies are not “outside dogs.” They don’t do well in excessive heat. They’d much rather be sprawled on the cold tile in the air-conditioned house. Though they love to play outdoors in the colder weather, the tips of their ears and their feet will freeze if they are left out. Rough collies (especially Glendale Farm Collies), are bred and raised to be family members. Family members eat in the house, greet one another with hugs and kisses, and sleep on soft beds with pillows.

What is a rough collie?
He’s your best friend. After all, he’s a member of the family.
What is a rough collie?
A rough collie is a Lassie collie. The one with fur so long you can bury your face in it.

He is self-appointed keeper of the Cheerios and the kids and the chickens and ducks. He can herd your goats or your sheep and bring the horses in for dinner.

A rough collie is a Lassie collie. The one with fur so long you can bury your face in it.
He’s a tattle tale. He will run to the house and tell you when your horse has his head stuck in his bucket (or somebody else’s), and he’s the first one to tell when the kids are doing something they aren’t supposed to.
The big furry collie will put his life on the line for his family, though he is not a guard dog that will tear the arm off the Maytag repair man. It is almost impossible to teach one of these dogs to attack a human, because they love people.

The rough collie makes a great pillow for the kids while watching TV, and he’s very adept at the role of couch potato. He’ll help you with the laundry, babysit the kids, including the neighbors’ kids, and sort the groceries . . . “all the milk is mine . . . here, let me take the top off for you.”
He’ll hold your hand when you are sad, and give high-fives when you are excited. He wants to ride in the front seat, but he’ll get in the back to go to the kids’ practice or game. Anywhere you go, he wants to go. He hates being left alone, but if he can’t go, he’d at least like the TV left on and another dog to hang out with. A friendly cat will do if he can’t have a dog to talk to.
The rough collie is the one that needs his hair brushed two or three times a week. This is a relaxing activity while watching TV. A bath once a month is enough, with a quick hosing down when he gets into the mud, followed by a brisk rub with a big towel. Check behind his ears every day to keep those nasty ear knots away.
Does he shed a lot? Twice a year – Spring and Fall. But those puffs of soft white fur are much easier to round up than the prickly short dog hairs of some dogs that stick in the couch. The best way to control shedding is to have your rough collie professionally groomed once a month. A good groomer will get out all the loose white undercoat, which is most of what the collie sheds.
Shasta
Erin
Courtney &
   Cheyenne
Shelby & Misti
Reba
Kirby
Travis
Tanya
Reba
Trisha
Apache
Lexi
Wyatt
Connor & Kirby
Trisha Lynn
Mikasa
Echo & Logan as puppies
Patriot
Glory
Tanya
Cassie
Misti
Wyatt
Lacey & Mikasa
Nakita
Marcus
Apache
Shannon
Travis
Corey James
Kirby
Sandy & Cassie
Shannon
Erin
Shannon
Erin
Apache
Shelby
Cassie
Erin
Connor James
Shelby
Courtney & Shannon
Nakita
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~ Sable Merle Collies
~ Tri-Color Collies
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Logan Lynn
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