collie was a new move for us at the end of 2003 when Amber came into our lives.
Over 2003 I had been helping Dilys Stephens of Glenrere Collies in the ring with
her smooths and fell in love with her Sable called Pepsy (Ch Glenrere Golden
Reign). When a litter was born in October 2003, Dilys entrusted me with the care
of this lovely girl - Amber.
While the rough
and smooth collie are the same breed with the difference in coat being a gene in
their make-up, we have found owning a smooth is different to owning a rough. For
people who think the long coat would be a big grooming and shedding problem - I
have found the smooth to be harder as they seem to continually shed and the
short hairs embed everywhere. On the good side - when they get wet in the rain
they are much easier to dry off and they have such a wonderful loving
temperament. Amber seeks out attention and constantly nuzzles behind us for a
fuss. Check out Amber's page by clicking on her picture below and see her full grown.