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Great Collie Breed Information

Great Collie


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.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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