Smooth Collie Group I. - Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs, Section 1 - Sheepdogs. Recognized in 1988.
Smooth Collie is happy temperament and very friendly. Compared to longhair Collie is more energetic, extrovert, sports-based, livelier, in expression of its feelings warmer and more fully retained working ability of sheepdog. It is never nervous or aggressive, it is intelligent, sociable and adaptable. When its owner does not have time it never bothers. It loves peace and quiet, it does not like a tension, because it is very sensitive, happy or sad by the atmosphere that currently prevails in the family. There is no doubt that Collie is definitely a sweet dog.
Temperament & Behaviour:
The education could handle even a complete beginner when it is owner’s attitude nice and kind. It learns quickly and has a natural tendency in the education and training to meet only the trainer must avoid mistakes that it could disrupt their relationship with it and trainer can betray its trust. If there is something what Collie cannot manage, it would be detrimental to scream or even to punish it, just kind of encouragement voice and friendly intonation it works in mutual cooperation.
It does not cause any problems, it is compatible well with other dogs and very well with pets, if you had a chance to get used to them already within the early socialization. It is also helpful towards strangers if their behaviour is suspected. Vigilance, which makes it an attentive but non-aggressive guard, but she definitely missing. With children it has great patience, and if it does not like children´s behaviour, it goes away.
Owners and members of its family Collie loves so much, when it is alone, it can suffer from a feeling of loneliness, which is reflected by long barking or in extreme cases, destructive activities. It is best if in these cases Collie is with any animal companion.
It requires a lot of movement (long walks) and some mental activity, e.g. Training - dog sports (agility, flyball, frisbee, obedience), which can satisfy its needs. In an effort to please the owner it is in training, especially if it has really good relationship with owner, it is very studious and in many disciplines it can be very successful. It will also be in competition at herding sheep. Thanks to its empathy is excellent in canistherapy and as an assistance dog. Because it has no tendency to move away from the owner can - if it is reliable calling - Take walks in nature without a leash.
Important for the overall appearance is an expression of the head, which is characterized by perfect balance and the right ratio between the skull and the muzzle, reasonable overall size, appropriate shape, colour and placement of eyes properly developed and carried earlobes. The height at withers, male is 56-61 cm for female is 51 to 56 cm. Weight of body is ranging from 20.5 to 29.5 kg male and 18-25 kg female.
The head resembles a blunt, wedge-shaped purely smooth contour lines. The skull is flat from above, from the earlobes toward the nose of the parties continuously tapers. The muzzle should be blunt ended, rounded. The nose is always black.
Lower jaw must be strong and properly shaped. The teeth must be appropriately large, powerful jaws with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite. Eyes are very important, they add a nice term, medium size, slightly slanted, almond-shaped, dark brown, except for individuals Dappled Blue Merle. They may have eyes (one or both, in whole or in part) blue or blue flecked. The expression is intelligent, lively and alert.
The earlobes are medium sized, broad at the base. The rest can be folded back in the heat of passion, however, must face forward.
The neck should be muscular, powerful, fair length, well arched neck. The back is straight and strong, loin should be slightly arched.
The tail is long, the last vertebra reaching at least to the hocks should be carried hanging down with the end slightly bent upward. When the excitement carried higher, but not above the topline of the body.
The ribs are rounded chest must be deep. The forelegs should be parallel, moderately boned and muscular. Forearm dryly muscled, flexible and strong wrist. The hindquarters are muscular thighs, properly bent knees, lean, sinewy legs and strong hocks low over the base. Feet are oval in shape, with full padded and nicely arched and toes. The movement is smooth, facing forward.
The coat is short, flat, top coat of harsh texture, with very dense undercoat. Not trimmed or clipped.
Three recognized colours: Sable and white, Tricolour and Blue Merle.
Sable: Any shade of light gold to rich mahogany or shaded sable. Light straw or cream colour highly undesirable.
Tricolour: Predominantly black with rich tan markings, about legs and head. A rusty tinge in top coat highly undesirable.
Blue Merle: Predominantly clear, silvery blue, splashed and marbled with black. Rich tan markings preferred, but absence should not be penalised. Large black markings, slate colour, or rusty tinge in top or undercoat are highly undesirable.
All colours above may carry typical white Collie markings to a greater or lesser degree. Following markings are favourable: white, collar, full or part; white front, legs and feet; white tail tip. A blaze may be carried on muzzle or skull, or both. All white or predominantly white is most undesirable.
Faults from the standard requirements must be considered as defects and evaluate exactly according to their severity with regard to the health and welfare of the dog or bitch and ability to perform traditional work. Negative defects include aggression and fearfulness.