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Maximilian

Collie (Rough)

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder (professional)

Gender: Male

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

2/5

Family oriented

3/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

2/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

1/5

Great watch dog

4/5

Great guard dog

4/5

Maxi, the intelligent Collie

By

Canada

Posted May 6, 2015

When I was a kid I was addicted to the TV-show Lassie. I really wanted a dog like Lassie, so after a lot of nagging, my family finally got one.

We named him Maximilian (Maxi). He was only a couple of months old when he moved in with us. Maxi and I quickly became best friends, he and the cat also got along well.

Maxi was definitely a smart dog, just like Lassie! It was easy to teach him tricks and he listened to me although I was only a kid. He also understood when I was sad because he always tried to make me feel better. He would look at me with those intelligent eyes and make a little noise, as if he understood what I felt. He was definitely a very gentle and intelligent dog!

On the negative side I think this breed (at least my dog) had somewhat of a nervous temperament. He could get startled pretty easily and he was very suspicious of strangers. Another thing, this breed has a ton of fur that needs to be brushed every day! The fur gets dirty easily when you go for walks in bad weather.

I really enjoyed the 12 years I had with my dog Maxi! He was a great dog and I still miss him!

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