Collie Breed Maintenance
These dogs are known for their thick and beautiful coats. The Rough variety of Collies will require more grooming and maintenance due to their longer coat, but Smooth Collies will benefit from regular brushing as well. Rough Collies will need to be brushed twice a week, and Smooth Collies will be fine with getting groomed once a week. Baths should be given when they are needed, which will be basically once every six to eight weeks. You should check their ears for dirt, odor or redness once a week and trim their nails every month. Collies should have their teeth brushed at least two or three times per week to prevent bad odor and to get rid of bacteria and buildup. This breed is not hypoallergenic and will shed moderately. They are typically not droolers and should not be smelly. It will be wise to perform a quick at home checkup each week to look for any swelling, tenderness, redness or other abnormalities. This will help you catch any illnesses or injuries before they can become a problem.