Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

How to care for your Rough or Smooth Collie. Honest advice on caring for Smooth and Rough Collie puppies and adult dogs. Feeding, training, and health care.

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Collie dog breed

Rough and Smooth Collies...
Advice You Can Trust

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014



Collie Dog Breed Review

Dog breed reviewWhat's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.


The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.

Collie FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Rough and Smooth Collies.


Training Rough and Smooth Collies

I'll show you how to teach your Collie puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.

Rough and Smooth Collie Health & Feeding

Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Collie health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.

Buying or Adopting a Rough or Smooth Collie

Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Collie from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Collie puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.