Changes: 1901 – 1950 Archive

Historic collie information from the period of 1901- 1950, this was a critical time for the Scotch Collie as the show dogs changed into the modern Rough Collie and the old time scotch collies disappeared.

December 4th, 2011

The Scotch Collie – Poultry Topics, July 1907

The collie or shepherd dog has been bred in Scotland for many years as a help to shepherds. Those old collies bred many years ago would hardly know some of the great winners of today. They were a short, broad-headed dog, as most dogs’ heads are made. A short jaw for strength. But man wantedRead More

Jetty and friend of the Colores Ranch
August 1st, 2011

The Field illustrated 1915: The Scotch Collie

Without doubt no dog has been more talked of and written about than the modern Collie. He may have degenerated, as many dog show people feel, having been inbred and pushed too much for certain points, but after all, Buffon’s statement that the shepherd dog was the original dog from which all others descended isRead More

Old Type Scotch Collies in a Painting
April 28th, 2011

Scotch Collies and Sheep Dogs – 1919

The early Romans had their Shepherd dog (canus pastorales) but no line of descent can be traced to help us to identify the exact type of Shepherd dog of that day. Dr. Cains, author of Tretis of English Dogges (1570) is the first writer to refer to Shepherd dogs. In that work he says: “OfRead More

a litter of scotch collie puppies
April 3rd, 2011

SCOTCH COLLIES from Hunting Dogs – 1909

The Scotch collie dog will make the best friend of all the dogs in the canine race, writes a collie admirer. Of all useful animals God gave to man what can excel the dog, at least with the stockmen; in affection no other dog can compare with him, he is a dog that every farmerRead More

Rover, silent film star
February 8th, 2011

Scotch Collies in the Movies

Silent era films sometimes featured Scotch Collies, here are a few. Special thanks to my friend Cheryl Skelly Subject for her research in this area.           Related Images:

English Shepherd herding sheep
December 11th, 2010

English Shepherds In Their Native Habitat – England, 1901

In this story we read and see photos of a sheep-dog trial held in Northern England in 1901. These dogs are the spitting image of English Shepherds as they exist in America today, notice too the upright working style. I should also point out that this trial takes place close to the Scottish border andRead More

August 6th, 2010

Read Albert Payson Terhune Books Online

Collie lovers are all aware of the writings of Albert Payson Terhune, but some are not aware that many of his books and short stories are available to read or download from the internet for free. Below is a list of some of Terhune’s most loved works that are available online. Lad: a dog FurtherRead More

May 6th, 2010

The Old-Fashioned Collie: Country Life in America, 1912

June 15, 1912 MORE ABOUT THE OLD-FASHIONED COLLIE The fight to save the old-fashioned collie is on. Just where it will lead we cannot say, but it is bound to be interesting. It involves the big question of breeding for intelligence rather than external show points, and that leads toward the controversy between the advocatesRead More

December 22nd, 2009

Albert Payson Terhune Home Movies

Amazing home video of Albert Payson Terhune and his collies. Click here to view Terhune’s home movies Amazon.com Widgets Related Images:

October 25th, 2009

Colliedom – August 1908

We Still Need Improvement The American collie breeder has made great strides in the past few years. An improvement in head lines has been particularly noticeable. We must all admit that the crowning glory of the collie is his head, expression and ear carriage. Without -the long clean head, crafty, alert outlook, and well tippedRead More

October 24th, 2009

Another Shep at the Station – 1906

For weeks Shep, a blooded Scotch collie, waited at a lonely station in Augusta county, Virginia, for the return of his absent master. The master, C. F. Dorian, of West Eighth avenue, Denver, when he heard that his devoted pet was homeless, took a railroad trip to Virginia to get possession of the dog andRead More

October 15th, 2009

Training the Scotch Collie – 1905

Among dogs none are more sensitive, quicker to take offense, easier to spoil, more susceptible to training than the Scotch Collie. In the famous Gentry dog show, the dogs that do their tricks with most enthusiasm and are most eager for the master’s praise are Collies. The fine dog “Ellis,” so well known to theRead More