Border Collie Vs Rough Collie

Border Collie in a nutshell

-likes to herd animals
-came from Scotland and England
-usually black with white around its face or paws
-very energetic
-have short hair


Rough Collie in a nutshell

-is a herding dog as well
-came from Scotland and England
-usually mahogany sable with black around its face or paws for males, black for females
-not as energetic as the Border Collie but still very active
-have long hair


What’s the difference?

Both dogs are very intelligent and easy to train. Both can have a lot of energy, but if trained correctly will know when to stop playing and relax. Border Collies can be hyperactive, especially with kids, while Rough Collies are better with one-on-one attention instead of being around lots of people. Rough Collies are great family dogs due to their calm nature. Unlike the Border collie, they are not that wild with children or other animals, even though the border collie gets along with most pets and kids when socialized at an early age.

The average lifespan of a Border Collie is 12 to 13 years, and Rough Collies also live for about the same amount of time. However, both breeds are prone to hip dysplasia, epilepsy, allergies, cataracts, and progressive retinal atrophy. In addition, rough collies can suffer from thyroid problems.

Grooming both dogs is simple but will require brushing every once in a while and trimming their nails if they don’t wear them down naturally by running around outside or in the house. Doing this can help avoid infections and other issues with their nails becoming too long and causing discomfort. In addition, they need to be bathed every now and then.

Both dogs can suffer from separation anxiety, which means they require lots of attention and would prefer to be around people most of the time. As long as they are given enough attention, they should never act out or become aggressive. With training and overall socialization, both breeds are excellent family dogs! If you’re looking for a big energetic dog but don’t want something that will nip at your heels when you take them outside for a walk, then look no further than these two breeds!

To summarize

Border collies and Rough Collies are nearly the same breeds, and both make great pets and are very intelligent. If properly trained, they will be a great addition to any family. They both like to run around outside, but the Border Collie is more energetic and requires more exercise than Rough Collies, while the RC needs more grooming due to his long hair. Both dogs can make amazing agility partners if trained well, or you can train them to herd animals such as goats, cows, sheep, etc.

And of course, we have Art Prints of both dog breeds in our store!