ROUGH COLLIE BREEDERS OF MERIT
Rough collies should show no nervousness or aggression, and are generally good with children and other animals. However, they must be well socialised to prevent shyness. They are medium to large sized dogs, but can be well suited to live in small apartments because of their calm disposition. Like many herding dogs, collies can be fairly vocal, and some are difficult to train not to bark. The amount of herding instinct varies, with some dogs being quite drivey and others calmer.
Rough Collies are very loyal and may be one-family dogs (although most make exceptions for children), but are very rarely aggressive or protective beyond barking and providing a visual deterrent. They are typically excellent with children as long as they have been well-socialised and trained. They are eager to learn and respond best to a gentle hand.
The rough collie’s long coat has made the breed successful on northern Midwest farms as an able herder and guardian of the farm during the winter. The dog needs to be gradually acclimated to the cold and a suitable insulated outdoor shelter must be provided for the dog along with ample quality food and a source of unfrozen water. The rough collie also relishes playing in the snow with children during the winter months. They guard the farm while the owner is away and are naturally protective of small children.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Rough Collie Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you visit the breeder or enter into any transaction.
ZUTENDAAL; Scottlyme Dora Richter & Martine Vanhengel +32 89 611 867 (After 20h) email@example.com
KAJAANI; Blasck Cassiel’s Sanna Schroderus +358 (0) 41 469 4800 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Petersburg ;Tete-a-Tete Svetlana Fedotochkina email@example.com
Saint Petersburg ; Anity Eniti Anna Alexandrova +7 905 250 8956 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Petersburg ; Aelle Evenstar Olga Stepanova + 7 921 3616 921 email@example.com
Siberia; Monsolana Olga Buldakova +7 912 851 4763 firstname.lastname@example.org WEB PAGE
Kruševac; Millubie Mili Ljubiša Mihajla Jevtisa email@example.com
Novi Sad; Dallinaire Dragana & Dusko Vulic +381 21 4778 108 firstname.lastname@example.org
Zelene tuje Stanislava & Pavol Zubricka email@example.com
Presov; Amnis Rhei Michaela Petrikova & Miroslav Petrik 0905 341 107 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lulea; Dandyheart Anna Falt +0920 19407 email@example.com
KIEV; ShadowGuard Collies, Oksana Shokhalevich +38 044 524 9934 firstname.lastname@example.org
LEICESTERSHIRE; Ladnar Sue and Dave Randall email@example.com WEB PAGE
WILTSHIRE; Wilderspin Mrs. I. de Best 01249 813 850 firstname.lastname@example.org