Honestly, when's the last time you've seen someone out walking a rough collie? We have people, especially older folks, constantly stopping us to pet "Lassie" (everyone calls Rowan that). Not to sound biased, but I think he's the best looking rough collie I've ever seen. And a perfect collie temperment, too. To top it off, he is a MONSTER - 100 pounds and 38 inches at the shoulders - which is about 40% heavier and 20% taller than the highest end of the range a collie is supposed to be. We think he had a genetic throwback to when the Borzoi was mixed in to the collie line. You should see him leap - he chases squirels in our yard and has almost jumped OVER our 6 foot privacy fence - amazing.