German Ambulance Dogs – 1900

It will undoubtedly be a satisfactory point to the inhabitants of this country to know that the dogs best adapted, and indeed the only ones that can accomplish this task, are the Scotch collies. Not the modern collie, however, which has somewhat deteriorated in the essential characteristics for which it has so long been famed, but the old type of collie, which is somewhat difficult to obtain nowadays. Naturally the dogs should be taken in hand while they are young, as the labour of training is thus much facilitated.
excerpted from: The Strand Magazine: An illustrated monthly, Volume 20
By George Newnes
1900

From an article in The Strand Magazine, obviously the breeding away from the original, sensible collie was well under way one-hundred and nine years ago.

It will undoubtedly be a satisfactory point to the inhabitants of this country to know that the dogs best adapted, and indeed the only ones that can accomplish this task, are the Scotch collies. Not the modern collie, however, which has somewhat deteriorated in the essential characteristics for which it has so long been famed, but the old type of collie, which is somewhat difficult to obtain nowadays. Naturally the dogs should be taken in hand while they are young, as the labour of training is thus much facilitated.

excerpted from: The Strand Magazine: An illustrated monthly, Volume 20
By George Newnes
1900

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