Overview of Gollies

  • Gollies are generally considered to be healthy dogs; although, the breed can be predisposed to a few of the same conditions that the Golden Retriever and Collie face.
  • Gollies need to stick to a healthy diet as overeating can cause weight gain and associated health problems, especially if adequate exercise isn’t offered.
  • The Gollie is an intelligent breed that is often quite easy to train, and they make good companions for energetic, active families.
  • Gollies are a medium to large-sized dog with long, straight fur that is often golden but can also be white, black and brown.
  • Gollie’s have a fewwhat of a reputation for being smelly dogs, which likely comes from their active outdoor nature.
  • Gollies are incredibly intelligent and enjoy being given challenges and being kept on their toes.
  • Gollies are great partners for active people who like to take on long walks, hikes, or runs.
  • Gollies totally love people and will become a loving and faithful part of your family.
  • golliein’, “given to much loud crying; commonly used of children” (Gregor).
  • Gollies are one of the most friendly and playful dogs you could ever meet.
  • Breed

    As a newer designer dog breed, the Gollie most likely came on the scene somewhere in the 1980s; although, it’s hard to pin down an exact history of the mixed breed.


    A mature Gollie is a tall dog that stands at 56cm to 61cm and will weigh in somewhere between 25kg and 30kg.It is customarily the Rough Collie that is used to create the Gollie, however, those with Smooth Collie in their bloodline will often have a shorter coat.Some may have a solid golden coat, as is seen in the Golden Retriever, while other will inherit the black, white and browns of the Collie.The average Gollie (bred from a Rough Collie) will have an impressively long and thick coat that is straight and prone to matting.Thicker fur is mostly found on the face, ruff, limbs and tail.


    You’ll often get your Gollie to curl up beside you for a movie, but they’ll spend just as much time rambunctiously running around the backyard since they have nearly-limitless energy to expend.


    That thick fur will pile up all over your home in short order.They have long, luscious coats and shed constantly!


    As with all dogs, the Gollie’s dietary needs will change from puppyhood to adulthood and will continue to change into their senior years.You should ask your veterinarian for recommendations about your Gollie’s diet, as there is far too much variation among individual dogs–including weight, energy, and health–to make a specific recommendation.


    If they did, they might eat the prey they’re retrieving before returning it to the hunter!


    They’re intelligent and usually full of energy, and will love being given a job to do.While it’s difficult to accurately predict the temperament of any crossbreed, Gollies tend to be loving, loyal, and devoted dogs.


    Make sure to reward your Gollie for good behavior and adhere to a proper training regime when you bring them home to your family.Ultimately, early socialization really pays off with this breed.

    Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

    Gollies are a social dog that does well with other dogs.If socialized early, they can even do well with cats and other pets.They don’t have a strong prey drive, even though they were used for hunting originally.It’s important for retrievers not to have a strong prey drive.

    Are These Dogs Good for Families? ??

    Gollies make excellent dogs for families.They’re so friendly and loving that they’re a joy for every member of the family.Plus, they bond closely with everyone, so no one feels left out.

    Why RuffChamp?

    The name RuffChamp comes from a simple, yet profound idea: the journey we all go through—from rough to champ.

    Training ??

    Gollies are a highly intelligent breed, but not all smart dogs are easy to train.Luckily, the Gollie also has a strong drive to please its owners.They’re also the offspring of two working dogs, so training and obedience are in their genes.

    Food & Diet Requirements ??

    The Gollie is a high-energy breed, but they’re not too large.This means they only need a moderate amount of food; in the vicinity of three cups per day.

    Grooming ??

    Gollies are high-maintenance when it comes to grooming.They have long, luscious coats and shed constantly! That thick fur will pile up all over your home in short order.To prevent this, you’ll need to brush your Gollie every day.This will help prevent matting, reduce shedding, remove dead hair, and even help clear dirt from your dog’s coat.

    Exercise ??

    Gollies are pretty high-maintenance when it comes to exercise.They’re extremely active, high-energy dogs and they need a lot of physical activity to release all that energy.

    What’s the Price of Gollie Puppies?

    The Gollie may not be the most popular or well-known breed, but both parent breeds are.Border Collies and Golden Retrievers are two of the most loved dog breeds and they’re cherished family members to many.Moreover, they’re both pure breeds that are used in shows and competitions, boosting their value to some incredible heights.

    Health Conditions ??

    One of the reasons that designer dogs have become so popular recently is that it’s thought that you can reduce the number of health problems that a breed is susceptible to by crossing them with another breed that’s not susceptible to the same health issues.This creates healthier dogs with longer lifespans and a higher quality of living.

    History of Gollies

  • In 1932 a series of fruit badges (with Golly heads superimposed
    onto the berries) were distributed.
  • In 1939 the popular brooch series was discontinued
    because the metal was needed for the war effort,4 but by 1946 the Golly returned.
  • In 1999 a Robertson spokesperson said, “He’s still
    very popular.
  • In the 1930s, technological advancements in fishing nearly caused the extinction of Portuguese Water Dogs.