rough-coated scotch collie Archive

August 4th, 2011

British Collies in 1897: a Pictorial

Photos from the 1897 issues of Country Life Illustrated     Related Images:

October 18th, 2010

The Poultry Yard by W.A. Burpee – 1891

THE COLLY DOG It may safely be said, that among the most intelligent of the canine race are the Collies. Whether their cleverness is hereditary, or the result of training, remains a question; but all who have their faith in the transmission of good or bad qualities from parents, may safely take for their examplesRead More

October 16th, 2010

Burpee’s Farm Annual for 1891

ROUGH-COATED SCOTCH COLLIES. THE MOST FAITHFUL, MOST INTELLIGENT AND MOST USEFUL OF DOGS. Descriptive of these popular dogs, which we are breeding extensively, we cannot do better than republish the following, condensed from an article in The Century Magazine:— “The outer coat is long and rough, expanding into a frill or ruff about the neck,Read More

September 22nd, 2009

Farm live stock of Great Britain – 1907

THE Collie Dog.—The common belief that the collie is treacherous, is a calumny upon probably the most valuable and sagacious, mild-tempered and patient, servant of the sheep-farmer. It is quite true that a collie which has been brought up in the wilds may be shy and refuse to be patted or even touched by aRead More

August 27th, 2009

My Friend the Collie

Many tributes to the dog have been written and uttered by better known lovers of canines than myself, but no more ardent admirer of the Collie, or students of their breeding, gets more pleasure out of it to the square inch than I; but I shall not try to write a history of this nobleRead More