The Collie has a lot of poise. He's very strong and imposing. His origins as a herdsman initially provided him with speed and agility, trends that he still maintains today.
He can change direction almost instantly and his agility is remarkable.
Between 60 and 67 cm (23.62 to 26.38 inches) for the male
Between 55 and 61 cm (21.65 to 24.02 inches) for the female
Between 27 and 34 kg (59.52 to 74.96 pounds) for the male
Between 22 and 30 kg (48.50 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
Different colours are accepted in the Colley:
- Sand and white = With all shades of brown (yellow, orange and red) (like Lassie)
- Tricolour = Mostly black: white and tan spots
- Blue, blackbird and white = Similar to the tricolour: black replaced by speckled grey going from silver blue to darker grey
- Sand, blackbird and white = Similar to sand and white: sand colour with white spots and grey ear tips
- White = Mostly white: colour on the head and a little on the body
The Collie has a coat with very abundant hair. The Collie's mane and ruff are very marked. His coat is long, dense and fairly harsh.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #156