There is no dog breed called the miniature collie. Most people using this term are referring to the Shetland sheepdog, a dog breed that resembles a small collie.
Shetland sheepdogs, like collies and border collies, are working dogs originally bred in the harsh environment of Scotland for the purpose of herding sheep. The border collie is believed to be the oldest of the collie types and the foundation for the other two breeds. The Shetland sheepdog was developed in the Shetland Islands off the Scottish coast and is the result of crossing local small, long-haired dogs with imported border collies. Like its collie and border collie cousins, the Shetland sheepdog is an alert, athletic, intelligent dog well suited to agility and obedience competitions.Learn More
The term "blue nose pit bull" refers to a pit bull with a bluish coat color and a blue-gray nose leather. The blue nose pit bull is not a separate breed, nor is it any different than any other American pit bull terrier.Full Answer >
There is no breed known as the Norwegian Mastiff. Mastiff varieties include the Tibetan and English Mastiffs. Mastiffs are protective, territorial dogs that need heavy training and socialization to trust strangers.Full Answer >
The average weight for a three-and-a-half-month old pit bull is between 15 and 35 pounds, according to PuppyChart. Averages vary since every puppy is different and grows at a different rate.Full Answer >
A foul, fish smell emanating from a dog may indicate backed up anal glands. Discharge from anal glands or sacs is normal when a dog empties its bowels.Full Answer >