/r/roughcollies

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This sub is all about collies. From puppies to senior, share all your pictures, videos, stories and love for your rough & smooth collies here!

This sub is all about collies. From puppies to senior, share all your pictures, videos, stories and love for your rough & smooth collies here!

We are a laid back sub but please remember to stick to our rules (there aren't many), thanks.

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/r/roughcollies

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33

Let’s go!

He is fired up 😂

0 Comments
2024/02/11
23:38 UTC

55

Super Bowl, Shmuper Bowl

I have another puzzle. With cats.

2 Comments
2024/02/11
22:31 UTC

47

I love sadie sm!

1 Comment
2024/02/11
12:42 UTC

35

Sadie's best friend

0 Comments
2024/02/11
12:35 UTC

100

Do y'all's collies act like cats, too?

5 Comments
2024/02/11
12:30 UTC

57

Why sit normal when you can sit derpy?

2 Comments
2024/02/11
02:08 UTC

101

Is this not the most comfortable dog ever?

On the dog couch enjoying a chew

2 Comments
2024/02/11
00:18 UTC

9

where do we start with training our collie puppy not to bark?

Our pup is 9 weeks old today so we’re starting early. she’s our first dog as adults! we’ve had her for 6 days and there’s so much to keep track of when it comes to training- potty, crate, no biting, etc etc etc. But we’re not sure what exactly the protocol is to train our girl not to bark.

There’s no alert barking thankfully, she doesn’t care about sounds inside or outside the triplex we live in. But it’s more barking in her playpen or when she wants something from us. What has worked for you? Realistically we know she’ll bark, but getting it as close to zero as possible is ideal.

5 Comments
2024/02/10
20:47 UTC

10

How are you keeping your collie’s hair from drying out?

I’ve noticed in between grooming (we have him groomed every 6-8 weeks) his hair gets sort of brittle and dry, especially his tail and butt cheeks. Almost like he needs a leave in conditioner or hair oil. Is this an option? Just trying to keep him looking nice.

13 Comments
2024/02/10
15:31 UTC

67

I just- forgot to get the dog wet

I messed up- through all of his socialization and grooming miles stones I just- straight up forgot to get him wet, put him in a bath, throw in him the lake, anything. I was living in a college house without a tub and was still debating on how I wanted to handle his grooming past getting him used to the brush the first few months I had him as a puppy. Then he got fixed, then it was finals and graduation, then we moved, and I feel like a total jackass.

He’s almost 10 months old, sits like a champ for brushing and nail trims, and I have been very lucky that he never got into anything gross or stinky. However the other day I was like “yeah you need a bath” and realized he’s never been wet? When it rains I don’t even think he knows he’s supposed to be wet? Massive failure on my part that I acknowledge, please go easy on me.

We’ve since moved and I know have a tub, I have also considered going to a groomer but I honestly think it would be impossible to drop off a dog that is almost 70lbs and has never been wet.

What do I do to ease him into the idea of the tub and the running water?

3 Comments
2024/02/10
01:54 UTC

362

Anyone else's collie got an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face?

31 Comments
2024/02/09
14:14 UTC

173

she grew up ... ...

5 Comments
2024/02/09
06:46 UTC

66

POPCORN!!

2 Comments
2024/02/08
21:45 UTC

5

Help!

What dog food does your rough love?

Hello fellow collie lovers! I need your help. I have a three year old rough collie named Elsie. She was sick as a puppy and I did anything and everything to get her to eat. And for the most part it worked! But slowly she has gotten less and less interested in the kibble and will only eat the good stuff out of her bowl. Her disease has been in remission and her last three labs have been clear. Unfortunately because of my spoiling her, she won’t eat kibble at all. I went through a pound of hamburger in a few days and decided enough was enough. With my vets blessing, I am only feeding her kibble at meal times and I pick it up after 15 minutes. So far she is at 24 hours and counting with no food. I hate this!!!! I know it is manipulative behavior because she gets kibble as treats for good behavior on our walks and she gobbles them down. Walk into the house and she looks at with disdain. Even if out of your hand. So, I am wondering if she is just bored with salmon, the protein in the dog food I feed her and might eat something else.

What is the kibble you feed your dog that they love and do not turn their noses up to? I want to get suggestions and then buy those foods and see if she will eat it.

Thank you for your help in my experiment!!

32 Comments
2024/02/08
20:41 UTC

33

how intelligent would you say your collie is

like, if they were in lassie, how long would timmy be in the well?

i dont know if it's because of his breeding (not good) or what, since i see a lot of people call collies intelligent and i know for sure a lot of them are, but mine isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. and by that, i mean he is like a hammer of some kind. if it was up to julius, timmy is never getting out of the well, he is dying in there

any other dumbie puppies out there? with nothing in their heads?

55 Comments
2024/02/08
17:44 UTC

284

10 Weeks Yesterday!! ❣️

15 Comments
2024/02/08
14:08 UTC

12

What things should I get for my 11 week old puppy coming home in 2 weeks

I get to pick my little girl up in 2 weeks and couldn't be more excited!!

Any recommendations for: Collar/harness I should get for her? Recommend food? Recommend toys? Gate to keep her out of the bathroom (litter boxes in there) And any other suggestions or recommendations!

She is my first collie and I've done a ton of research, there have just been so many conflicting things I've read about all of these!

27 Comments
2024/02/07
16:47 UTC

114

Cody and Uyu

5 Comments
2024/02/06
20:36 UTC

3

What type of collar to use?

Is seems like the general consensus is either a martingale so it doesn’t slip off, or a rolled leather one. Those that use a martingale, do you leave it on all the time, or is it big enough that you can slip over their head every time you take them outside?

Edit: thanks for the responses everyone 😊

10 Comments
2024/02/06
14:24 UTC

35

Identity crisis

Sammie thinks she’s a cat

2 Comments
2024/02/06
04:10 UTC

32

Collies in the Wild (not serious)

Remember, these dogs were bred to be sheep herders in Scotland so are totally able to deal with less than ideal situations. How do you feel your collie would react to living in the wild, having to hunt for food? Non serious answers only.

And by "wild" I mean someplace without a couch, carpet, indoor heating, beds, and food delivery.

43 Comments
2024/02/06
03:12 UTC

90

Had some friends shave my dog

Hi! I went on holidays and my wife's friends house sat for us. While we were overseas she got a text that indi our dog was 'smelly' so they took her to the groomer. Returned home to a fully shaved dog. How long will hair take to grow back? We live in Sydney it's hot over summer but I'm not sure this is good for her.

51 Comments
2024/02/05
20:05 UTC

6

What can I put on dog food to make it taste better?

I've been feeding my rough collie 4Health dog food for years now; How screwed is her health? After realizing it really has not gone through any testing and is not WSAVA certfied, I feel like I may have cost her years of her life. She also doesn't like the taste...

Anyways, I'm making the switch to Purina One, but I just bought a 40lb bag of the 4Health last week, so in the meantime, what can I do to make the 4health taste better (and/or be healthier) until we get Purina One? Something like a gravy I can drizzle on for her to enjoy eating it. Hopefully something affordable.

Thanks

32 Comments
2024/02/05
11:39 UTC

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