Did you know that
- The Collie breed comes in two coat varieties: Rough (long hair)
and Smooth (short hair)?
- The Rough variety was used in the Scottish highlands for the
herding of sheep, while the Smooth variety was used in the lower border counties as a herder and
drover of cattle?
- Depending on the genetic make-up of the parents, there can be
both Rough and Smooth puppies in the same litter?
- The Collie breed comes in four coat colors: Sable, Tri-color, Blue
Merle, and White?
- There is no "toy collie"? A cousin to the Collie, the
Shetland Sheepdog, is a distinct and separate breed.
- Founded in 1886, the Collie Club of America is one of the oldest
dog clubs, being only two years younger than the American Kennel Club?
- Since the original "Lassie" film star in 1943, there
have been eight official Lassies? The current Lassie is a great, great, great, great, great grand-son
of the original dog.
- "Lassie" was always played by a male Collie because
males are bigger, have more coat, look better on film, and don't need maternity leave?
- Even today, the Collie is still a much-loved and popular breed,
ranking about 30th in registrations out of 140 different breeds recognized by the American
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