Changes: 1901 - 1950

Video of Albert Payson Terhune & Collies

Albert Payson Terhune (1872 – 1942) was a lover of collies who lived at a critical time in Collie history. A time when the show Collie was rapidly changing into a new type of dog. […]

Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

Facts for Farmers – 1869

An early American source on the Scotch Collie, this book covers every aspect of agriculture from breeds of livestock to barn construction to farm economics and includes many beautiful engravings. It shows that Scotch Collies […]

Old Type Scotch Collies in a Painting
Changes: 1901 - 1950

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 […]

A group of collies
Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

Old Scotch Collie Club – 1892

At this time the collie, like the nightingale in the feathered world, which is voice and nothing more, had coat and little else beside to recommend it. Judges and fanciers, with a few exceptions, now bow down and worship before the narrow head of a brainless idol. […]

Rover, silent film star
Changes: 1901 - 1950

Scotch Collies in the Movies

Silent era films sometimes featured Scotch Collies, here are a few. Special thanks to my friend Cheryl Skelly Subject for her research in this area.           Related Images:

Early Scotch Collie illustration
Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

The Scotch Colley – Poultry Monthly 1881

Of all the canine race, the Scotch Colley is the most intelligent. The herder’s help-mate and friend, and gentleman’s pet. He, with wonderful intuition, anticipates your wants to such a degree as to cause the […]