Posted in: Golden Age: 1861 - 1900Tags: british dogs, rough-coated scotch collie, scotch collie, show collie
Photos from the 1897 issues of Country Life Illustrated
I love finds like these, it’s always interesting and informative to see what once was and compare it to what is now. I would take any of the dogs pictured here over the current show ring monsters.
Great photos of beautiful dogs.
Thanks for all the work you do on the past of the collie Andy – I will post this onto the Club des amis du Colley – French collie club. I think they may be interested to see where their dogs have come from!!!
Andy, if you find anything of this kind on the smooth collie during your research, I would be oh so grateful to hear about it.
Sorry Andy – I should have asked – is this the British magazine Country Life, or is there an American version?
Yes, this is a British Magazine, there was an American magazine at the same time called “Country Life in America” I don’t know if they were affiliated.
I will keep my eyes peeled for info on smooths. In all my research here on the collie, references to smooths are quite rare. Have you tried doing a search for “smooth” here?
Have you seen A history and description of the collie or sheep dog in his British varieties By Rawdon Briggs Lee with a chapter on Smooths?
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