Collie Rough/Collie Smooth: Also known as Collie, Scotch Collie
The Collie is a breed of dog developed originally for herding in Scotland. It is also well known because of the works of author Albert Payson Terhune, and was popularized in later generations by the Lassie novel, movies, and television shows. There is a Rough and a Smooth coated variety.
Although the Scottish Collie and its ancestors had been used for several centuries as a working dog herding sheep and cattle, it was in England in the 19th century that the dog became popular as a pet and show dog rather than a working dog breed. Queen Victoria took an interest in Scottish Collies and the rest of the country soon followed suit.
The collie’s reputation for bravery, loyalty and intelligence was further enforced when Lassie became a household name after the release of the film “Lassie Come Home’ in 1943.
The Collie Club is dedicated to preserving both the Collie (Rough) and Collie (Smooth)
Stand Number: 206