Smooth Collie

USD $400-$600 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 354
Origin Scotland
Other Names Short-Haired Collie
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$600
How much does it cost to purchase a Smooth Collie?
The price of a Smooth Collie will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $400 to $600 per Smooth 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 Smooth Collie through a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg),
Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm),
Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 1880s
Ancestry Herding

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Flat, Thick
Coat Colors Black & White & Tan, Blue & Merle, Blue & Merle & White, Merle, Sable, Sable & White, White, White & Merle
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Blue, Brown, Black, Merle, White
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Blue, Red, Cream
Coat Color Possibilities Sable, White, Blue Merle, Tri-Color, Brindle, Sable Merle, Red Merle
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Silky and smooth, with a dense undercoat.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, comb, mat rake, shedding blade, undercoat rake.
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 Yes
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly, Drug Sensitivity, Gray Collie Syndrome, Hip Dysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
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 10 miles
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 Smooth Collie have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Smooth Collie is a medium-sized dog breed that is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and good looks. This breed has been around since the 1800s and is still popular today. The Smooth Collie has a long, thick coat that can be either smooth or rough in texture. They come in a variety of colors including black, white, sable, blue merle, and tricolor.

The lifespan of the Smooth Collie is typically between 10 to 14 years. They are usually between 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 40 to 70 pounds when fully grown.

The personality of the Smooth Collie is one of intelligence and loyalty. They are very eager to please their owners and will do whatever it takes to make them happy. They are also very protective of their family members and will alert them if they sense danger or something out of the ordinary happening around them.

Smooth Collies are friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they can be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly into new situations so that they don’t become overly anxious or aggressive towards people they don’t know well yet.

The temperament of the Smooth Collie is generally calm but alert which makes them great watchdogs for families with small children or elderly members who need extra protection from intruders or potential harm from outside sources such as wild animals or strangers entering their home uninvitedly.

The health of the Smooth Collie is generally good but like all breeds there are some health issues that may arise such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, skin allergies, epilepsy, hypothyroidism etc., so it’s important to keep up with regular vet checkups in order to catch any potential problems early on before they become more serious issues down the line for your pet dog companion!

The adaptability level for this breed is quite high due to their intelligence which allows them to learn quickly how best to adjust themselves in different environments whether it be indoors or outdoors depending on what you need from your pet companion at any given time! The benefits of having a Smooth Collie as a pet include having an intelligent watchdog who will protect your family while also being loyal companions who love spending time with you no matter what activity you choose!


The Smooth Collie is a breed of dog that was once very popular, but nearly became extinct. The breed is thought to have originated in Scotland, and was used as a working dog on farms. They were also used as sheepdogs, and were known for being very intelligent and easy to train. The Smooth Collie was recognized as a breed by the Kennel Club in 1885.

The breed nearly became extinct due to the popularity of the Rough Collie. The Rough Collie was introduced to America in the late 1800s, and quickly became the more popular of the two breeds. This is because the Rough Collie was considered to be more aesthetically pleasing than the Smooth Collie. However, there was a small group of people who continued to breed Smooth Collies, and eventually the breed became popular again.

The Smooth Collie is a descendant of several different breeds, including the Border Collie, Bearded Collie, and Old English Sheepdog. They are medium-sized dogs, with a short coat that can be either black, blue, or brown. They are known for being gentle and good with children.