12 Things To Love About Collies

  1. Sweetness
    If there’s one word for the breed, it’s sweetness. They’re just lovey dogs without being saccharine.
  2. A coat for everyone (who doesn’t mind shedding)!
    Whether you like a no-maintenance short coat or the glorious fluffy rough, you can have it. šŸ˜›
  3. Pointy noses.
    Pointy noses for kissing!
  4. Energy level
    I love that collies are generally up for any adventure you are- even if it’s watching it on the television cuz you feel like crap.
  5. Variety!
    Collies come in a color for everyone- from the classic mahogany sables to silvery blue merles to tricolors.
  6. Ability to get along with other pets
    Dog aggression exists in collies, but it’s really rare. And while Lassie’s a myth, they really ARE good with most other pets and animals.
  7. Enthusiasm
    While a bouncing off the wall with drive collie is not exactly common, most of them are up for anything YOU are willing to put the energy into.
  8. Versatility
    Collies are really great generalists- good for people like me who like to dabble in a lot of sports. Most collies like the variety.
  9. Perfect size
    Big enough to really HUG, small enough to pick up in an emergency.
  10. Pointy noses!
    I realize I already said this, but they ARE very important. They are good for poking into things- Kaylee’s alerts are nose-pokes.
  11. Good with kids
    No, I don’t have kids (or any plans to have any, ever), and it isn’t anything magical- you still have to socialize them. But most collies seem to genuinely like children, which kind of mystifies me- but it’s nice to be able to use attention even the screamiest toddler as a reward for your collie holding a down and having it be the BEST JACKPOT EVER instead of a huge distraction.
  12. Colliefluff
    Colliefluff is a really nice fiber to work with. I felt most of what I get, but I’m told it works well for spinning too. (Kaylee’s coat texture is not wonderful.) It comes in wonderful colors.
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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jolene
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 17:59:22

    glad your blog is up & running again !!!

    Reply

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