The Smooth Collie Club standard - 1898
HEAD: Should be in proportion to dog’s size; skull moderately wide between the ears, and flat, tapering to the end of the muzzle, which ought to be of a fair length, but not too snipy, with only a slight stop.
TEETH: Strong and white. The top jaw fitting nicely over the lower, and where much over or at all undershot, it should count against the dog.
EYES: Of almond shape, se obliquely in the head. and the shade consistent with the colour of the dogs. A full or staring eye is very objectional.
EARS: Small and when the dog’s attention is attracted, carried semi-erect but when in repose it is natural for them to be laid back.
NECK: Long and will arched, and shoulders muscular and sloping.
BACK: Rather long, strong and straight, the loin slightly arched and the chest should be rather deep but not wide.
FORELEGS: Straight and muscular, with a fair amount of bone. The hindlegs should be rather wide apart, with stifle well bent, forming stickle-hocks.
FEET: Compact, knuckles well sprung, claws strong and close together, pads can not be hard.
COAT: Short, dense, flat coat, with good texture, with and abundance of overcoat.
SYMMETRY: The dog should be a fair length on the leg and his movements active and graceful.
HEIGHT: Dogs 22in. to 24in; Bitches 20in. to 22in
TAIL: Of medium length and when the dog is standing quietly, should be slightly raised but more so when excited.
SCALE OF POINTS GRAND TOTAL 100 points
Legs and feet 15