Scotch Collie

USD $700-$900 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 500
Origin Scotland
Other Names Farm Collie, Old Farm Collie, Scottish Collie
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $700-$900
How much does it cost to purchase a Scotch Collie?
The price of a Scotch Collie will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $700 to $900 per Scotch Collie if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Scotch Collie through a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg),
Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Height Male: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm),
Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion and working dog.
Date of Origin 1880
Ancestry Scottish Highland Collie

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Flat, Thick
Coat Colors Black & White, Blue & Merle, Sable, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Brown, Blue, Amber, Black
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Red, Tan, Blue, Gray
Coat Color Possibilities Sable, Black and White, Black and Tan, Blue Merle, Red Merle, Red and White, Brindle, Tri-Color
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Rough
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, dematting tool.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Defensive, Delicate, Entertaining, Friendly, Gentle, Intelligent, Loyal, Protective, Respondent, Responsive, Social
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30-60 minutes
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Scotch Collie have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 8-12 puppies (Once a year.)


The Scotch Collie is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in Scotland. It is a cross between the Border Collie and the Scottish Terrier. The Scotch Collie has a long, thick coat that can be either black, white, or brindle in color. The coat may also have patches of other colors such as red or tan. The breed has an alert and intelligent expression with dark eyes and ears that are set high on its head.

The lifespan of the Scotch Collie is typically between 10 to 14 years. They are medium-sized dogs with an average height of 18 to 22 inches and weight of 30 to 50 pounds.

The personality of the Scotch Collie is loyal, friendly, and eager to please their owners. They are highly intelligent dogs who love to learn new things and excel at obedience training. They are also very active dogs who need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation in order to stay happy and healthy.

The Scotch Collie is generally friendly with other dogs, children, strangers, and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they can be wary around unfamiliar people or animals so it’s important for them to be exposed to different situations from a young age in order for them to become comfortable around new people or animals they may encounter later on in life.

The temperament of the Scotch Collie is gentle yet energetic which makes them great family pets as well as working dogs due their intelligence level combined with their eagerness to please their owners. They do best when given plenty of attention from their owners as well as regular exercise which helps keep them mentally stimulated while also helping prevent boredom-related behaviors such as barking or destructive chewing habits from developing over time due lack of activity or stimulation .

When it comes to health issues common among this breed include hip dysplasia (a genetic condition affecting the hip joint), eye problems (such as cataracts), skin allergies (which can cause itching), ear infections (due poor air circulation within the ear canal) ,and obesity (due lack of exercise). Regular vet checkups should help identify any potential health issues before they become serious problems for your pet .

In terms of adaptability level ,the Scotch Collies do best when living indoors but still require regular outdoor activities such as walks ,runs ,or hikes .They thrive when given plenty attention from their owners but can also handle being left alone for short periods during the day without becoming destructive .Overall ,the benefits owning a Scotch collies include having an intelligent companion who loves learning new things while being loyal ,friendly ,and eager please its owner .


The Scotch Collie is a breed of dog that originated in Scotland. The breed was nearly extinct by the early 21st century, but has since been revived. The Scotch Collie is a descendant of the Scottish herding dog, which was brought to Scotland by the Romans. The breed was used for herding sheep and cattle, and was also used as a hunting dog. The Scotch Collie was recognized as a distinct breed in the 19th century. The breed nearly became extinct in the early 21st century, but has since been revived. The Scotch Collie is now recognized as a distinct breed by the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club.

The Scottish herding dog was brought to Scotland by the Romans. The breed was used for herding sheep and cattle, and was also used as a hunting dog. The Scotch Collie was recognized as a distinct breed in the 19th century. The first recorded use of the term "Scotch Collie" was in 1877, when it appeared in an article in "The Field", a British magazine devoted to field sports and country life. In 1879, "The Field" published an article entitled "On Some of Our Native Dogs", which included a section on the Scotch Collie. This article described the Scotch Collie as being "a very useful kind of dog for shepherds".

The Scotch Collie nearly became extinct in the early 21st century, but has since been revived. In 2001, there were only about 200 registered Scotch Collies in the United Kingdom. However, due to efforts by enthusiasts, the number of registered dogs had increased to over 1,000 by 2006. The revival of the breed has been attributed to its popularity as a working dog, as well as its appearance in popular culture. One of the most famous appearances of a Scotch Collie was in the 1995 film "Babe", in which a character named Fly played an important role.