Rough Collie: Health Issues & Personality
The Rough Collie has a good tolerance for cold and rain, but not
for heat and inactivity. The Collie must have daily exercise.
Indoors, it tends to lose its hair. Monitor the growth of the pup
carefully to ensure a well balanced dog.
Average Lifespan Of The Rough Collie: 12-16 years
Average Weight: 40-75lbs.
Extra Eyelashes , Entropion (Related To Enlarged Eye Socket Or Orbit)
Corneal Degeneration (Dystrophy)
Proliferative Keratoconjuntivitis: Pinkish plaque-like substance on the eyeball, treated with anti-inflammatory medication.
PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membrane)
Small Eye (Microphthalmia): Usually is related to other eye conditions, such as defects of the lens, retina, or cornea. Dogs with Microphthalmia have third eyelids and small eyes recessed into the eye socket. You will see this condition once new born pups open their eyes. This condition is unpredictable, the puppies eyes may worsen or the condition may heal itself. See a vet.
Collie Eye Anomaly (Ectasia Syndrome): A non-progressive eye disease found in 85-90 percent of Scotch Collies, 10 percent of Shelties, but also found in other breeds. The anomaly is present at birth and can affect one or both eyes, specifically the choroid, optic nerve and retina. Severe cases can lead to blindness, and the only cure is preventative breeding.
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
CRA (Central Retinal Atrophy): CRA is another inherited disease of the retina and is different from PRA. CRA causes progressive loss of vision, but the progression may be so slow as to leave your old dog with some sight. It is mainly seen in the UK.
Retinal Detachment (Dysplasia): A type of retinal deformation.
Underdeveloped Optic Nerve
Epilepsy: Defined as a state in which repeated seizures occur. The interval between seizures may only be minutes, but it is usually hours or days and even several months. Epileptic attacks may start to occur some weeks or (usually) months after a blow to the head, such as might occur in a car accident. This is due to scar tissue contracting and producing a source of irritation within the brain. Many epileptic attacks are classified as "idiopathic epilepsy", which means the condition is of unknown cause. Treatment of epileptic dogs is frequently very rewarding, but you will need a close liaison with your vet to find the correct drugs and most suitable dose rate.
Hemophelia: Hemophilia is a disorder in which blood will not clot properly to aid in the healing of wounds. A dog with a mild form or hemophilia might never even need treatment, unless excessing bleeding occurs due to trauma or surgery. Unfortunately, dogs with severe hemophilia often die from uncontrollable bleeding problems. Once you know your dog is affected, your vet will help you with managing this lifelong disorder. This will include being vigilant for signs of bleeding, and occasional blood transfusions.
Umbilical Hernia: Appears as a soft swelling in the umbilical area. If you notice this, consult your vet. The condition can be quite serious if the hernia is large enough.
Inguinal Hernia: This type of hernia can also be serious if it is large enough. Only your vet can make a proper diagnosis.
Nasal Solar Dermatitis
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets: 4/5
Ease Of Training: 3/5
About The Ratings:
1: Low, 5: High
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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