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13 of the world's most gentle dog breeds

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Dec. 21, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
rough-coated collie

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Members of the collie family — including the classic "Lassie" collie shown above, as well as bearded collies and border collies — generally have sweet and gentle personalities, says PetMD.

Collies are sensitive and intelligent, making them easy to train. But they can often also be stubborn, so obedience training is a good idea.

If you have small children, remember that collies were bred to herd, so they may constantly round up your children as they're playing in the house or yard.