The Dog Collie
God made pets as stress relievers. They come in any form like having a chicken farm, an aquarium, a stable for horses or it is man’s best friend the dog. Pets can take away the tiredness from the body within seconds, and it is something that no medicine in the world can do. One has to feel it to experience it or vice versa. People also go for strange pets like the turtle, white mouse, dolphins, rabbits, parrots or even the weirder ones like the alligator and the tiger. It all depends on the person’s choice, but till date, it is the dog that reigns supreme as far as pets are concerned. There are many species of dogs but today let us take up the dog collie.
Dog Collie: This dog is a breed of Scotland, mostly found in the Highlands. However now it is found in the Lowlands and even North London. This breed of dogs was better known as the herding dog because they were loyal, sensitive, and intelligent and had the weird habit of understanding the master’s need in advance. Even though it is a herding dog, it is also a great family dog.
Characteristic of the Collie Dog: the Collie is a strong, active and responsive dog, standing straight and firm and carries no extra fat on its flexible body. It has a full chest that show its strength and sloping shoulders that shows its speed and grace while running. It is an awesome dog with perfect balance. In fact, one can say that no part of the Collie Dog is out of proportion. The head surprisingly is not as big as compared to the body. The head has a smooth and clean outline, and on the sides, it tapers gradually. The neck is firm, muscular and sinewy and heavily frilled. The body is firm, hard and muscular though it is slightly longer than its height. It has great hips and thighs and loins. Its legs have a fair amount of bone considering the size of the body. The hind legs are less fleshy and muscular at the thighs. In the standing position the Collie dog has both its fore and hind legs placed well apart
Nutrition and feeding: Collie dogs generally weigh about sixty pounds, but the amount of food they consume depends on their age, size and activity level. Food for the collie dog should be highly digestible and especially meat- based protein. They are carnivores and do not need carbohydrates or grains. Fresh clean water is needed by them throughout the day.
Grooming: A well groomed Collie dog is breathtaking. Simple grooming includes brushing and frequent bathing. The other routines are nail filing, teeth and ear cleaning and hair trimming. When giving them a bath only use a dog shampoo as human shampoo can cause dry and flaky skin and also irritation. It is necessary to rinse the dog until the water comes out clean. It is very crucial to towel and blow dry the dog.