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    Question Smooth haired Border Collies?

    Is there such a thing? I saw something on animal planet about Border Collies and I saw 1 shot of a short haired BC (all the rest were long haired). Has anyone met any of them? Do they act any different? I know the 2 different hair coats in Shar Pei's generally have different personalities.
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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    I don't think they act any differently, they are both Border Collies. My Nell is a Rough Coat, which is much shorter than the other Border Collies. My neighbors has a much, much heavier coat. Not sure what the other BC is called, but my Nell is a Rough Coat BC. It's what her papers say she is.

    Also, when taking Betty to the herding classes she was at, most of the BC's we came across were all Rough Coats like Nell, and they were all ABCA Registered. My neighbors is AKC Registered. I also got the AKC Registration for Nell so she can compete in Obedience, Rally, and Agility through the AKC. So she's dual-registered. Her first registration is ABCA.
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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    I used to have a smooth coat BC named Jenna. She acted like any other BC, just looked a bit different.

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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    Is the Smooth Coat the one with a heavier coat? My Nell is a Rough Coat, shorter coat that feels a little more wirey and repels the elements very well.

    Here's Nell...

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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    Smooth is totally normal. There are several different coat types in the bcs- rough, demi rough, and smooth are the ones you see. But in actuality they can be anywhere between. I even saw a curly coated one on a website!

    BCs are bred strictly for work so whatever wash and wear coat works is fine. Showlines tend to have fuller coats.

    Here's a friends BC- ABCA registered and of very good field trial lines. His sire is a rough. Dunno about dam.

    Fieldstone Blaze:



    And this girl belongs to a friend of a friend (lol) Also working lines- smooth coat red and white named Sadie.



    Both are puppies, I know Blaze is 9 months.
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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    If you're curious, here's a full rough coat:





    Moderate rough



    Kind of odd



    Just plain strange

    Those can all be found here: http://www.gis.net/~shepdog/BC_Museu...lorSmooth.html
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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    I like that last one, lol....


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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    There are several smooth and semi-rough BCs here...at first I thought they were puppies/adolescents whose coats hadn't come in yet, but when I asked I discovered they were between 2 and 4 years old.

    They acted just like normally BCs.

    IMO they are prettier too but then I'm not a fan of the common rough coat type in BCs

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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    I like the look of a smooth bc with prick ears alot. I've been refering to Shiner as medium coated, but technically he's a rough. When I first got him at 10 months, I thought his coat might come in more, but it hasn't. That's ok with me, with having shelties, I appreciate that at least one dog is more wash and go.

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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    Wow, smooth coated BC's are beautiful (not that the other coats arent, I just like smooth coats better).
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    Re: Smooth haired Border Collies?

    Smooth coats have really grown on me. I still think the moderate rough coat is my favorite. I hope my future bc does not have a massive coat... Summer has spoilt me into liking the shorter hair.
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