Facts & Origin
History and origin of the Ski-Collie
The Ski-Collie , also known as the American Eskimo Dog and Collie mix , is a blend of two purebred dogs. This hybrid dog is descended from the intelligent and energetic American Eskimo dogs and the affectionate and loving Collie dogs .
Suitability as a pet
A Ski Collie makes an excellent family pet. Thanks to his lovable and social nature, he gets along well with children and other pets. His intelligence makes him easy to train, though he does need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
|Origin||USA - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Activity level||average - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and nature of the Ski-Collie
Friendliness and loyalty are special characteristics of the Ski Collie. These dogs are extremely loyal to their families and love to be involved in daily activities. Thanks to their intelligence, they learn quickly and are even capable of handling complex tasks.
Ski Collies are very energetic animals. They need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. This can include learning new tricks, visiting a dog park, or simply going for a long walk. Dog fitness could be a good way to channel their high energy into constructive ways.
Care of the Ski-Collie
Due to its dense double layer coat, the Ski Collie requires regular coat care. At least twice a week, the coat should be brushed to prevent matting and maintain skin health. During shedding season, daily grooming may be necessary.
The ears should be checked weekly and cleaned as needed to prevent infection. The Ski Collie's teeth should be cleaned several times a week to prevent dental problems. Nails should be trimmed regularly if not worn down by normal activity.
Health of the Ski-Collie
The Ski Collie is generally a healthy dog, but like all breeds, it can be susceptible to certain health conditions. Potential health problems may include hip dysplasia, eye disease, and certain types of skin problems. Regular vet visits and good grooming can help identify and treat these problems.
Breeding and acquisition
When choosing a Ski Collie puppy, it is important to find a responsible breeder who prioritizes the health of their dogs. Breeders should be able to provide health records for both parents of the puppy.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Ski Collie belongs to the medium-sized dogs. The coat of the Ski Collie is semi-long, dense and soft. It comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, brown and sable.
Its facial expression is intelligent and friendly, with prominent eyes and erect ears that give this dog an endearing appearance.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)
Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.
A Ski Collie is a cross between two breeds: American Eskimo Dog and Collie. The result is an amiable, active and intelligent dog.
The size depends on its parents. However, in general, they are called medium-sized dogs.
The Ski Collie can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, white or gray with occasional markings of other colors.
A Ski Collie is a very intelligent and at the same time loyal animal. They are very friendly and outgoing, but also very alert and quick to learn.
It is best to offer them a diet that is adapted to their age, activity level and size.