Personality: Great Dane
Ears: Dachshund or Dalmatian or Chihuahua or Bulldog
Tail: Sheepdog or Dalmatian
Tongue: Great Dane
Coat: Dalmatian or Sheepdog
The Rogue Collie is a breed born out of necessity. In the isolated island, farmers needed an easy going dog that could herd their livestock. The 'breed' derives from many breeds brought to the island long ago. It is believed to have ancestry from breeds such as the Border Collie, Australian Sheepdog, and Rough Collie.
Farmers needed a dog that was agile and intelligent, while also being friendly and safe around children and other animals. The breed developed over the course of a few hundred years, if not more. It has become the perfect companion for both farmers and dog enthusiasts alike. Being a herding breed, it is very independent and active, but when given a task, you'd be hard put to find a better partner.
These Collies are not for the feint of heart. They need to stay active to keep from becoming bored and can become destructive. They can excel at sports such as fly-ball and agility.
Because the Collies are bred for function over appearance, they have a few traits that vary greatly, especially from region to region. Towards the north, you will mainly see Collies with thicker coats. Generally, these will also have a 'saddle' marking. Towards the south, the Collies tend to have short, smooth coats and lack the saddle marking. Different populations also have different types of ears. Most collies will have floppy ears, but some will have large erect Chihuahua-like ears and others will have rose ears, like bullie breeds tend to have. Colors are markings vary greatly as well. Almost all Collies will have small white patches throughout, such as on their feet, chest, face, and tail. Many also have dark ticking on their bodies.
Despite the color and ear variation, their overall build remains the same. They have a long, narrow muzzle, a lean athletic body, and long strong legs, with a whip-like tail. These traits make the Collie the ultimate athletic dog for nearly any activity.
Short Haired Collies
Previously called the Texas Collie.