Der Schottische  Collie ist eine alte Rasse.




abhalten.Ein Hund zum Hüten von Schafen muss Furchtlosigkeit und Freundlichkeit vereinen, was ihn zu einem hervorragenden Begleiter macht.

Mit Kindern aufgewachsen, sind sie freundlich und liebevoll mit Jedem, was sie zu ausgezeichneten Therapie-und Behindertenbegleithunden macht.

Diese Intelligenz, Unabhängigkeit und

Collies are an old breed. In the early to mid 1900s collies were famous and recognized by almost everyone. Today, they have lost some of their popularity and while many folks who grew up on farms recognize them instantly, most of the younger generation have never met a real collie. People still read the Collie books however, written in the 1920s and '30s by Albert Payson Terhune, and everyone knows, loves, and glorifies Lassie of book, movie, and TV fame. With her elegant beauty and near-human intelligence, Lassie is undoubtedly the standard by which most people judge Collies.
Ironically, Collies started out as lowly working dogs often referred to as Scottish Collies, cherished only by the farmers who relied on their hardworking canine companions to tend their flocks of sheep. The original Scottish Collies were closer to the size and shape of Border Collies, not the large, heavy-coated breed we know today, and were predominantly black. Border Collies are actually descendants of the the working Scottish Collie. Since they were bred for their herding abilities rather than looks, they varied somewhat in appearance.
The dogs that worked the rough terrain of Scotland's hill country and endured its cold, blustery winters had to be hardy and independent, able to work far from their masters. They had to be both quick to respond to commands and able to solve problems on their own, for the lives of the sheep often depended on the response and decisions of the dogs. This intelligence, independence, and responsiveness are the characteristics that continue to make them popular generations after most Collies have ceased to work with sheep and shepherds. Queen Victoria saved the Collies from obscurity on the farm. On a visit to Scotland in 1860, she fell in love with their good looks and gentle personalities and began the first Collie fad. Soon a breed standard was established for the collie breed and the dogs began to be shown and bred for good looks rather than working ability. The Scottish Collie soon became known as the Rough Collie or Smooth Collie.
Today the modern Collie comes in four color combinations: sable and white (ranging from pale gold to deep mahogany); tri-color (black with white markings and tan shadings); merle (mottled shades of blue, black, and gray with tan shadings or sable merle); and white (always with some colored markings; solid white dogs are considered unacceptable); and two varieties -- Rough-coated (long hair) and Smooth-coated (short hair).
Scottish Collies also come in the same colors as modern rough/smooth collies but also come in the original bi black coat color.
Every feature of the Collie reflects some function necessary to do its job as an all-around farm dog. He's large enough to command sheep with authority and agile enough to head off a runaway. With heavy coats protecting him from the elements and the inevitable burs, the Scottish Collie was suited for working sheep in the countryside. Even his trademark ruff had a purpose; if he were grabbed by marauding dogs, coyotes or wolves, all they would get is a mouthful of hair. The Smooth-coated Collie was better suited to driving sheep to market, a job that required constant, steady movement and subjected him to overheating. With the transition to an urban culture, a few sheep farms that remain have become smaller and more mechanized, putting most sheep dogs out of work.
The rugged, independent Scottish Collie as a working breed lost its purpose as a herding dog on small farms, and so evolved from a working/herding breed to become a pampered pet. SCPS was formed to breed back the original working collie to its roots as a valuable farm collie.
Many of the features that made the Collie so useful in the hills of Scotland also make them ideal pets. With their dense coats, they can handle any weather. Although they do not enjoy hot weather, they can tolerate it; people who shave their dogs in summer to cool them are making a mistake, for the coat insulates against heat as well as cold, and removing it can make the dog quite uncomfortable. A dog required to guard and guide the flock must be both fearless and gentle, traits that carry over into pets of this breed. Collies raised with children are affectionate and gentle with all children. They also tend to be reserved but good-natured with strangers, a trait bred into them by farmers who frequently loaned their dogs to neighbors to work. Few modern Collies are used in attack training because it is generally not easy to teach them to bite and their jaws and long muzzles are not designed for bite work. Scottish Collies however, can be imposing adversaries with their large size and forceful barks and a few have proven to perform in bite work. Most assailants are not foolish enough to test the determination of an angry dog.
Scottish Collies are both intelligent and sensitive to their owners needs and love to work, which can make them a joy to train. These traits combined with their independence can cause trouble. (Few Collies can be seen competing in obedience trials, for the routines in the ring are repetitive and boring at the lowest level and collies often lose interest, however introduce a Scottish Collie to herding, agility, barn hunt, trick training, therapy work and you have a fierce competitor.) Owners quickly learn that they must give this dog a reason for doing what he is told to do. He will quickly repay a harsh trainer with complete resistance. Excessive repetition bores him, but since he learns quickly, there is little reason to keep drilling him anyway. He thrives on variety and new challenges, so training and review sessions should be short, snappy, and interesting. Scottish Collies are excellent problem solvers and love to use their brains.
Scottish Collies are fiercely loyal and will watch over their flock, family and homestead. They nurturing and protective. They thrive in an environment a where they are part of the family and have a purpose.
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