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Southwest Collie and Sheltie Rescue presents information on the steps to properly groom the rough collie, smooth collie or sheltie in five parts. The videos were filmed at Waggin' Tails Boarding & Grooming, Alamogordo, NM.  Our thanks to Ann Housler and Kathy Wallis for creating the video series for Southwest Collie Rescue.

Rough Collies, Smooth Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs have similar double coats. The undercoat was designed to keep them both warm and mostly dry. The top coat protects them from briars and brush when they were are out working sheep in the countrysides of Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and of course the Shetland Islands. Although many are now house dogs, they were bred to be working dogs, and their coats were designed for the job!

To enjoy our videos, click on each of the five parts. Though professional groomers know all the tricks, there is much for you to learn about home grooming your furry gal or guy!


Part One: Pre-Bath Preparation


Part Two: The Bath


Part Three: The Art of Drying


Part Four: Finishing Your Collie or Sheltie


Part Five: Nice Feet: The Collie or Sheltie Pedicure