The Rough Collie is a dog as beautiful in temperament as in body. Originally bred to assist the shepherd in the care and protection of his flock, the modern Collie still possesses the fine qualities of his Scottish herding ancestors: gentleness, intelligence, and loyalty, making him especially well suited for family life. His willingness to work closely with his master makes him an excellent performance or service dog. An exceptional dog with children, the Collie’s devotion to his family is legendary. Because his primary focus is on his people, the Collie adapts well to either city or country life.