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. […]

the original highland collie had a long pointed nose

What Did Collies Originally Look Like?

Some say that English Shepherds represent what the Scotch Collie looked like before show breeders ruined them. I used to believe this myself until I began doing research for creating this website. Once I started […]

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What Type of Collie was Lassie?

Lassie is a fictional female Collie that is arguably the most recognizable and famous dog character of all times. There have been nine feature films, several television programs, books, and even a video game made […]

facts about scotch collies
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10 Surprising Facts About Scotch Collies

The Scotch Collie is an amazing breed of dogs that are making a comeback today from near extinction 30 years ago. Keep reading to learn 10 surprising facts about Scotch Collies. 10. Scotch Collies originated […]

Old-Time Scotch Collie video

Old-Time Scotch Collie Video Trailer

The Scotch Collie was among the most popular dog breeds at the turn of the twentieth century, this video briefly outlines how in the course of the twentieth century they almost became extinct and efforts […]

Landrace and Purebred Scotch Collies

Landrace vs. Purebred Scotch Collies

Q: Why do some Old-Time Scotch Collies look more like modern Rough Collies and others look more like Aussies? Short answer: Old-Time Scotch Collies are a “landrace breed”. Read on to learn what constitutes a […]

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 […]

Collies herding sheep in Ansdell painting

Richard Ansdell, Early Collies in Art

When discussing early paintings of Collies the name most often heard is Edwin Henry Landseer, yet looking through the examples of his work online he doesn’t really paint too many Collies and they are usually […]