highland collie Archive

Collies herding sheep in Ansdell painting
December 17th, 2010

Richard Ansdell, Early Collies in Art

When discussing early paintings of Collies the name most often heard is Edwin Henry Landseer, yet looking through the examples of his work online he doesn’t really paint too many Collies and they are usually obscured or in the background. The lesser known contemporary of Landseer’s who really painted the Collie is Richard Ansdell. Ansdell spentRead More

May 5th, 2010

British rural sports, Stonehenge – 1875 edition

Sheep Dogs The sheep dog has undoubtedly a higher commercial value than any other, as he has often under his charge a flock worth thousands of pounds. There are various breeds in use throughout the United Kingdom, some smooth, but the majority more or less rough. The most distinct of these is the Scotch colley.Read More

October 26th, 2009

Live Stock Journal Almanac – 1878

The Collie Dog – by Gordon Stables, M.D., K.N. “Whatever sad mischance o’ertake ye, Man, he’s the dog will ne’er forsake ye.” — Hogg. It is just fourteen years and a little over since I was captured for Her Majesty’s Naval Service. I say “captured” because, as the reader is doubtless aware, the navy isRead More

August 27th, 2009

My Highland Collie And Her Adopted Kittens

The story of Rollo and her contest with the gray cat and the kittens, recorded in No. 921 of your Journal, has reminded me of an affectionate Highland collie which adopted two kittens under perilous and painful circumstances. In the days of my youth, no iron bands of railway had bound North and South BritainRead More