What Is a Scotch Shepherd Dog?

The Scotch Shepherd is also known as the Scotch Collie. They were originally derived from a mixture of Roman Cattle Dogs, Native Celtic Dogs and Viking Herding Spitzes. Historically, they were used in Scotland to herd, protect and drive flocks of sheep.

Scotch Shepherds range from 19 to 24 inches tall. They weigh from 40 to 70 pounds and have few medical problems. The Scotch Shepherd needs daily exercise. They enjoy having room to run, and they do well on farms. The average lifespan of a Scotch Shepherd is 12 to 16 years. They have long coats that should be brushed often to prevent matting.