Smooth Collie


Like the all collie breeds, the Smooth Collie was originally developed for herding. This breed is basically the short-coated version of the Rough Collie.  Although the Smooth Collie is recognized in some countries as a distinct breed apart from the Rough Collie, the AKC recognizes them both as one breed with exactly the same standard, except coat length.


Breed Information

Breed Basics

Country of Origin: 
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
12 to 15 Years
Very Easy To Train
Energy Level: 
High Energy
Brushing Once a Week or Less
Protective Ability: 
Good Watchdog
Hypoallergenic Breed: 
Space Requirements: 
House with Yard
Compatibility With Other Pets: 
Friendly With Other Dogs
Generally Good With Other Pets
Litter Size: 
6-10 puppies
Collie (Smooth Coat)


60-75 lbs, 24-26 inches
50-65 lbs, 22-24 inches

Kennel Clubs and Recognition

American Kennel Club: 
ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council): 
CKC(Canadian Kennel Club): 
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale): 
KC (The Kennel Club): 
NZKC (New Zealand Kennel Club): 
UKC (United Kennel Club): 


Although the exact history of the breed is somewhat of a mystery, it is certain that it shares the majority of it with the Rough Collie.  As such, for detailed information regarding the history of the Smooth Collie please visit the article detailing that of the Rough Collie variety.


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