About the Gollie
The Gollie is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Collie and the Golden Retriever. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Gollie is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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They are obedient, active, and attentive are primary traits. They are fun, easy and dependable. The Gollie has a medium coat that will shed twice a year (spring and late fall). Colors range from light brown with white all the way to black with tan striping. A narrow snout and slight droop to the lips, slightly drooping ears that will respond and stand when excited. They need to be kept active so that the poorer traits of a Collie do not come on too strong. Their herding instinct is strong, and if they are not kept mentally active they may start to chase cars, people, or other animals. Sufficient mental activity can be done by doing agility, walking, and mental exercise.
They are extremely intelligent and easy to train. Known to be calm indoors and active outdoors. They enjoy being near people and want to please. They doe not bark unnecessarily but may be vocal by way of using different barks and sounds in response to different situations.
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The Dogs ideal envirnment will depend on which dog it has more of in it. If it has more Golden Retirever in it, it will be more likely to want a big home with lots of children. With more Collie, it will want lots of running room and people to love it.
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