The Smooth Collie is a very versatile breed, able to take part in many different types of activity. Due to their intelligence and eagerness to please, they can be trained to do just about anything. As a pastoral breed originally bred to herd sheep or drive livestock to market, the Smooth has a long association with man and even though opportunities to fulfil their original function are these days few and far between, their biddable nature remains and makes them an ideal family pet.
Examples of activities at which they excel are obedience, agility, heelwork to music, scent work, rally, working trials, herding and not forgetting sofa surfing!
Watch this space for more articles by Smooth Collie owners who are taking part in other activities.
In the meantime, please visit The Rough and Smooth Collie Training Association for details on how to get involved in different activities.
If you own a Smooth Collie and take part in an activity other than the ones listed here, we would love to hear from you. Please email