Ole Shep is Dead, Long Live Ole Shep

I regret not learning about the farm collie movement earlier. It appears there was a great deal of enthusiasm for the idea of bringing back the old time farm collies back in the late 90’s […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

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 […]

Ezra Meeker's Scotch Collie Jim
Changes: 1901 - 1950

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 […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

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 […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

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, […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

Cyclopedia of farm animals: Farm Dogs

The dog belongs to the order Carnivores, the family Canidae, and the genus Canis. The origin of the domestic dog is not known. It is supposed that it is the result of many crosses with […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

Can a Dog Think?

I wonder how many boy’s and girls really know whether or not a dog can think? Have you a dog? If so, study him and learn his ways, and see how much good sense he […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

National Geographic Article – 1919

There is little resemblance between the working “collie” of the Scottish sheep-herder and the elaborately furred, slender faced, bench-dog now so popular. The broad-skulled, rather neglected looking “shepherd dog” of our boyhood, with his friendly, […]

Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

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 […]

Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

Training Shepherd Dogs

Training Shepherd Dogs.— The following directions for training shepherd dogs, given by Dr. N. H. Paaren, will be found of great value to those desiring such information: ‘Most men professing to train young Collies display […]

An Old Scotch Collie
Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

Shepherd Dogs

Speaking of dogs, I think the shepherd’s dog the most valuable of his species, certainly for the farmer. Our dog Jack, a thorough-bred Scotch collie, has been worth $100 a year in managing our small […]