the dog book Archive

September 16th, 2009

Victorian Era Collie Club of America Standards

Excerpted from The dog book, Volume 1, James Watson – 1906 Head.—Skull flat, moderately wide between the ears and gradually tapering to the eyes. There should be but a very slight prominence of the eyebrows and a very slight depression at the stop. The proper width of skull necessarily depends upon the combined length ofRead More

September 16th, 2009

Early History of American Collies

Excerpted from The dog book, Volume 1, James Watson – 1906 Although collies were shown at the Centennial Show and at those held in New York, Boston and elsewhere prior to 1880, they were a very ordinary lot of dogs, and with strange descriptions as to ancestry, when they had any at all. One shownRead More

September 16th, 2009

Charles H. Wheeler On The History Of The Collie

Excerpted from The dog book, Volume 1, James Watson – 1906 Mr. Wheeler most kindly consented, when asked a year ago to contribute from his store of knowledge of the old-time dogs, and on being reminded more recently of his promise, replied that he was writing exactly what we had asked for the Illustrated KennelRead More

September 16th, 2009

HISTORY OF THE ROUGH-COATED COLLIE

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