The Breed

History of the Scottish Collie

The original Collie Standards tell us what the early collies looked like. It is important to remember, however, that the Scottish rough coated Collie was carefully bred for the job of herding sheep in the rugged and daunting terrain of the Scottish Highlands long before the first Scottish Collie Standards were written. 

SCPS Breed Standard


The official breed standard for the Scottish Collie Preservation Society was drawn directly from the three Collie Standards of 1885, 1898, and 1910.  The original language has been preserved as well, in order to restore the most authentic Scottish Collie possible.

Genetic Testing and Why?


By and large, we are very fortunate that Scottish Collies are pretty healthy dogs.  However, there are a few inherited diseases that have been identified as being a problem for the various Collie breeds.  

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