Can I adopt a Collie as a first dog?

Only the Border collie is ideal for novice pet parents. A mixed dog like the Rough Collier German Shepherd mix requires a seasoned pet owner to raise him.

How big does a Shollie puppy get?

A mature Shollie dog will stand at 29 inches from the shoulder. They can also weigh between 70 and 80 pounds. If they have a strong German Shepherd gene, they can grow to 100 pounds.