The Smooth Collie originated from Scotland and in some texts is called the Scottish Collie (along with the Rough Collie). They were bred to drive Cattle and sheep and had to be fit enough to move livestock for miles through harsh weather conditions. To this day the Smooth collie has kept its strong working drive and bond with humans.
The Smooth collie is similar to the Rough Collie but without all the fur. However many owners of the Smooth will argue that the Smooth collie is more intelligent and more agile.
Smooth Collies come in three recognised colours, tricolour, blue merle and Sable and White.
Smooth Collies are listed as a Vulnerable native breed by the kennel club as less that 300 puppies are registered every year. In 2009 just 74 puppies were registered with the kennel club compare this to the 40,943 labrador puppies registered in the same year and you can see the problem. Although Smooth Collies are in few numbers in this country we do not see them dying out any time soon. Unlike many Vulnerable native breeds here in Britain there are Smooth collie owners and breeders across Europe and the USA.
If you are interested in owning a Smooth Collie please get in touch. Even if we don't have any puppies on the way we can get you in touch with someone that does. However please be prepared to be patient Smooth Collies are not bred lightly as breeders like to ensure all puppies will go to good homes, you may have to wait a few months, but it is definatly worth it.