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Reader Stories: Living with a Collie


The Collie is a gentle, loyal companion that is affectionate and connected with its owner. The breed is very sensitive and perceptive to its surroundings. Here's a profile of the breed that describes common characteristics of Collies. But like people, each dog is unique. If you own a Collie, we'd like to know more about your pet. Your story will help prospective owners decide whether a Collie is the right pet for them.

Prince Majestic and Blazer

Prince was one of a kind. He seemed to know what help I needed and learned the work very fast. They say collies want to please there owners. They go beyond all expectations. I love the breed always h…More

Madi is Loyal, Bright and Funny

very bright.loving,totally faithfull,sensitive and likes to control if she could [true collie behavier] has been hard work but so worth it yes easy to train but collies no what you are doing next wee…More

Sally is Beautiful and Gentle

Dedicated. Sally became our daughter's service dog, following diagnosis of a neuro-muscular degenerative disease at the age of 11. Sally came with us to doctors and hospitals, supporting and distract…More

Sir Ridley Scott - AKC White Collie

Ridley is an AKC Registered White Collie and very rate to have Tri-colored head with a complete white body.Great dog! Sounds just like a 5lb can of coffee falling off the top of refrigerator when thi…More

Josephine, the Perfect Canine Friend

Josie was easy to housebreak, but I made sure to take her out very, very often when she was young so that she always made the connection to do her thing outside. I was fortunate that I could take her…More

Tigerlily is Silly and Wolfy

SILLY! Tigerlily was fairly easily to train because she is so eager. When I got her she had dread locks, underweight, peridontal disease and arthritis in her back. Now her fur and teeth are brushed e…More

Bandit, a Wonderful Family Dog

Bandit was so easy to train. We went on a lot of walks and we still walk 1 to 2 times a day. We did a basic obedience training mainly to get him around other dogs. He always barks a lot when he sees …More

Mr. McDuff, a Collie With a Caring Nature

He was very caring. I was at my mother's house with my daughter, who was a toddler. He could follow her around to sure she did not hurt herself. I remember Duffy trying to circle her so she would not…More

Collie King James LeBron

He is a gentleman, he loves everybody. He likes being handsome and he wears an ascot that he changes for the season. Everyone comments on how beautiful he is, and he likes hearing it. If someone comm…More

My Collie, Bailey, Is The Perfect Companion

My dog is a perfect companion. He believes it is his job to be where I am. If you ever want to know where I am in the house, just look for the dog. I also love how easy it was to train him. I got him…More

Collies Are One Of The Best Breeds For Families

One of the best breeds a family with children can own. And they, of course, are good herding dogs. "Bonnie" was always trying to "herd" me and make sure I stayed on the sidewalk and didn't stray out …More

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