Collies are very sociable dogs and excellent with children and other pets with whom they are raised. Over- and uncontrolled- breeding of the Collie has led to hyper-tension, so get your Collie from a reputable breeder. Rough-coated collies need frequent grooming, while the smooth-coated collie needs only minimal brushing. Collies are herders so don't be surprised to see them round up the kids or other pets. A great pet that loves to bond with its family.