Little Timmy won’t be falling down any wells with his trusty sidekick Lassie, the collie, in tow. It worked on TV, and it certainly works in real life — collies, like their sheltie and border collie cousins, are among the world’s most loyal and friendly breeds.
They come in “rough” and “smooth” coats but are always majestic, curious and ready to please their human friends.
Temperament: Devoted, graceful, proud
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 60-75 pounds (male), 50-65 pounds (female)
Life expectancy: 12-14 years