Collies (Rough & Smooth) are generally healthy breeds but, nevertheless, are susceptible
to two eye diseases -
A tool aimed at dog show judges and exhibitors to highlight and tackle any current concerns within a breed.
However, there are several other general health issues which can afflict all
breeds, including our Collies, so hopefully breeders and owners will find this section equally useful. Please use the links in the right-
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosis ‘Collie Nose’ and Microphthalmia are known to affect Collies and care should therefore be taken not to breed from any Collie showing signs of these problems.
Collie judges in particular are advised to check the ‘Breed Watch’ section of the Kennel Club’s website to see what issues to watch out for – microphthalmia is one of these!
You can download and/or print off health issues below:
(including the Herpes Virus)
The Animal Health Trust’s