Benji a collie that works on a farm
Breed Information

Do Collies Make Good Farm Dogs?

Back in 2008 my wife and I bought a small farm in Oklahoma and as we settled in we immediately felt like we needed a good farm dog. At that time I researched a lot […]

Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

The Poultry Yard by W.A. Burpee – 1891

THE COLLY DOG It may safely be said, that among the most intelligent of the canine race are the Collies. Whether their cleverness is hereditary, or the result of training, remains a question; but all […]

Golden Age: 1861 - 1900

Burpee’s Farm Annual for 1891

ROUGH-COATED SCOTCH COLLIES. THE MOST FAITHFUL, MOST INTELLIGENT AND MOST USEFUL OF DOGS. Descriptive of these popular dogs, which we are breeding extensively, we cannot do better than republish the following, condensed from an article […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

Farm live stock of Great Britain – 1907

THE Collie Dog.—The common belief that the collie is treacherous, is a calumny upon probably the most valuable and sagacious, mild-tempered and patient, servant of the sheep-farmer. It is quite true that a collie which […]

Changes: 1901 - 1950

My Friend the Collie

Many tributes to the dog have been written and uttered by better known lovers of canines than myself, but no more ardent admirer of the Collie, or students of their breeding, gets more pleasure out […]