Lassie was a rough Collie, also known as a long-haired Collie. Collies are an American Kennel Club-recognized breed known for their loyalty and high activity levels.Continue Reading
Although Lassie was said to be a female dog, the part was played by several different male collies. This is because males retain their long hair better than females do during the shedding season.
Collies are generally very intelligent and graceful. Males and females have similar characteristics, but females shed their undercoats about three times per year every 2 years. Males shed their undercoats once per year. Despite their long coats, Collies do not need excessive grooming. The coat should be brushed regularly, and it is a good idea to trim back the hair around the feet, ears and face.Learn more about Dogs
How often a dog should be bathed is determined by the texture and quality of the dog's coat, the kinds of activities the dog participates in, the dog's overall lifestyle and any special bathing requirements a specific breed has. Bathing a dog too often removes the coat's natural shine.Full Answer >
Dogs weigh anywhere from 3 to 200 pounds; their weight varies significantly based on their breed. For instance, a small Chipoo weighs only 3 pounds, while a large Saint Bernard weighs up to 200 pounds. However, weight can also vary within breeds; a miniature Schnoodle weighs just six pounds, while a standard Schnoodle weighs up to 75 pounds.Full Answer >
The best breed of dog to own is a mutt, according to Business Insider. Mutts combine the best qualities of all the breeds in their lineage and are often the best behaved and most lovable pets to own.Full Answer >
The fertility of male dogs varies depending on breed and size, but most male dogs begin to reach sexual maturity at six months of age. It often takes a few extra months for larger dogs to become fertile.Full Answer >