What Kind of Dog Is Right for Your Family?

Collie

Why It's a Winner

Collies are herders by nature. That means if a collie views a child as his "herd" or pack, then the child's got a loyal, fun-loving companion for life.

Special Care

"Rough-coated" collies require frequent brushing, making them ideal for attentive kids who want to "style" their hair. Also, collies can be jumpers, so you will need a high fence to contain them.

Word of Caution

Don't confuse this breed with the Border collie, whose shyness, sensitivity to sound, and extremely high activity level can make it a challenging dog for families or for novice dog owners.

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