Bewick Archive

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

September 16th, 2009


Excepted from The dog book, Volume 1, James Watson – 1906 When Buffon stated that the shepherd dog was the original dog from which all others had descended, he was a good deal nearer the truth than in a number of his theoretical assertions, many of which have been proved erroneous. One of the earliestRead More

September 11th, 2009

The Shepherd’s Dog – 1807

This useful animal, ever faithful to his charge, reigns at the head of the flock; where it is better heard, and more attended to, than even the voice of the shepherd. Safety, order, and discipline, are the fruits of his vigilance and activity. In those large tracts of land which, in many parts of ourRead More