Caring for a Great Collie
Feeding: Care should be taken not to over feed the Great Collie. They are a big dog and can get joint problems from excess weight.
Living with a Great Collie
Personality: The Great Collie is a calm yet funny and entertaining dog.
Family Dog: The Great Collie will bond with whatever it is around whether it is flock or children.
Shedding: The Great Collie sheds all year but has one main shedding of the undercoat each year.
Grooming: The coat of the Great Collie needs a good brushing twice a weak unless something is caught in the fur, then brush out foreign object.
Training: The Great Collie is stubborn but with consistency and positive reinforcement they will learn.
Behavior: The Great Collie is an independent thinker.
Weather: The Great Collie does not do well in hot weather and likes the cooler climate.
Exercise: The Great Collie needs at least a daily walk on leash or a run in a fenced in area.
Great Collie Appearance
Appearance: The Great Collie is a big dog with a strong build and eyes to pierce a soul.
Size: The Great Collie can weigh up to 100 pounds.
Companionship: The Great Collie loves to be around the family.
Ears: The ears of the Great Collie are triangular in shape.
Muzzle: The Great Collie has the long nose of the Collie.
Body: The Great Collie has strong bones and a deep chest.
Hindquarters: The Great Collie is higher in the back giving them a longer stride.
Tail: The Great Collie has the tail of the Great Pyrenees which can curl up over the back when excited.
Color: The Great Collie has a white coat with a badger mask or tan markings.
Coat: The Great Collie has a thick white straight or wavy top coat and a thick under coat.
Great Collie Facts
Characteristics: The Great Collie can be shy around strangers. They are a herding dog and may try to herd the family. They also make great guard dogs.
Great Collie Health
Skin Health: Care should be taken as the Great Collie can sunburn on the nose because of white hair.
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** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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