Page 2:  Merle and White

Please distribute to animal shelters: Pure-bred Collies don't all look like "Lassie"! There are 2 coat types and 4 colors.

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Coat and color types of pure-bred Collies:

All purebred Collies have a long nose, face that is flat between the eyes (no stop), white chest and white feet.

Coats vary in 2 lengths and 4 color types; ears may be tipped over or straight up; eyes can be small to medium and round, the white collar can vary from none to wide; there may be shades of color within a color type. Tail tip is usually white

"Blue" merle:
gray to beige
background with
black spots; rest
like the tri-color
rough merle smooth merle
Head and spots
may be tri-color,
sable or blue
rough white smooth white