The Collie was bred to be a herding dog for cattle, sheep and other livestock. It originated in Northern England and Scotland. Most of them even today have a strong herding instinct. This is why they are very active and agile. Over the years, Collies have also become popular pets, show dogs and sporting dogs because they have demonstrated great agility, stamina and trainability.
The Collie personality is known to be protective, intelligent, loyal, gentle, friendly and active. Collies are great family dogs because the love to be around their humans and protect them. They get along with everyone in the family, no matter how big or small they are! The Collie personality is known for being mild-mannered. They get along well with other dogs and different animals in general.
There are a few different types of Collies out there. Sometimes, Collies can be stubborn and harder to train. In these cases, it is always important for the trainer to keep calm and be patient. Consistency is the key in making Collies obedient dogs that follow directions at all times. Collies can be smart enough to follow complex directions once they see you and believe in you as their pack leader.