I’m thinking about getting a collie or a sheltie and I’ve read many websites about them but none of them were really helpful. Some of them said they don’t need a lot of exercise and some say they need tons of it. Also which one do you think I should get?
I have a smooth coated collie and he is just the best dog in he world. I cannot say enough good things about him. He is great. He goes on 3 walks a day: two 15 minute and one 45-60 minute walk. (we also don’t have a fenced in yard so he needs us to walk him because of that!)
He could probably be fine with less but he is spoiled. Regular rough collies supposedly need less exercise as they are calmer then the smoothies.
Collies are such smart dogs. They like to work though, they aren’t a couch potato dog, although sometimes they like to be. Collies really need some training at the beginning and they really love working, if you don’t want to put some time in training or maybe try agility, do not get a collie.
They are absolutely wonderful pets and I would choose a collies over s sheltie any day. This is because as another person mentioned, they tend to be skittish. I have met my fair share of shelties and not one wasn’t skittish and terrified of me just petting it.