wonder dog Archive

October 19th, 2010

Wandering Willie

Note: The story below is about Willie, a “Northumbrian collie” from the Cheviot Hills, no doubt a representative of the regional shepherd dogs that would become know as the Border Collie in later years and not a true Scotch Collie. Read more about Britain’s different regional shepherd dogs. Many a touching story has been told of theRead More

October 24th, 2009

Another Shep at the Station – 1906

For weeks Shep, a blooded Scotch collie, waited at a lonely station in Augusta county, Virginia, for the return of his absent master. The master, C. F. Dorian, of West Eighth avenue, Denver, when he heard that his devoted pet was homeless, took a railroad trip to Virginia to get possession of the dog andRead More

September 16th, 2009

Dorsey the Mail Dog

“Let us go back to California,” said Mr. Bush, “and I’ll tell you about a dog in that state that is a regular mail-carrier. His name is Dorsey, and he carries the mail between Calico and Bismarck in San Bernardino county. His official wages are small, and through the proper authorities he has made applicationRead More

September 8th, 2009

Shep of Fort Benton Montana

During the summer of 1936 a sheepherder fell ill while tending his flock and was brought to the St. Clare Hospital in Fort Benton, Montana. A nondescript sheep dog had followed the herder into town and soon set up a vigil at the hospital’s door. A kind hearted nun who ran the hospital kitchen fedRead More

Ezra Meeker's Scotch Collie Jim
September 7th, 2009

Ezra Meeker’s Faithful Dog Jim

I came near meeting a heavy loss two days before leaving the city. Somehow I got sandwiched in on the East Side above the Brooklyn bridge in the congested district of the foreign quarters and finally at nightfall drove into a stable, put the oxen in the stalls and, as usual, the dog Jim inRead More

September 7th, 2009

Sailor of Wood Island Light

SAILOR, THE DOG WATCH Among the dogs whose names go down through the years, as a tribute to their wonderful sagacity, stands that of Sailor, the noted Scotch collie of Wood Island, off the Coast of Maine. Sailor was not always a nautical canine, but was born on a Maine dairy-farm where his SAILOR RINGINGRead More

September 4th, 2009

Dog Travels 3000 Miles to Home and Gets Medal

Bob, a Scotch collie recently traveled approximately 3,000 miles to return to his home in Oregon after having been lost in the middle west. Its owners had taken it with them on an automobile trip, and while they were crossing Iowa Bob strayed away. After an unsuccessful search they went on to Indiana and thenRead More