Perhaps no dog in the world can ever be as uniquely identifiable as the rough coated collie -- a dog that has become synonymous with the nick-name "Lassie".

Although the precise origins of this beautiful, intelligent breed are unknown, the rough coated collie has been most closely identified with the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. A steady sheepdog and devoted, loyal member of the family, the collie gained national prominence during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 1800's, and again in the 1950's when the movie makers in Hollywood set the book "Lassie, Come Home" to film, and launched the breed into stardom.

The modern collie is a medium sized breed that comes in two coat varieties - the long coated rough and the short coated smooth. Coat colors are numerous, the most commonly recognized being sable and white, tri (black, tan and white), and blue merle (blue, tan and white).

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AKC Collie Breed Standard
Breed description by the American Kennel Club.
The American Working Collie Association: Working Collies
A collection of photographs of the breed participating in various work, including obedience and assistance.
Collie Expressions
Magazine for breed enthusiasts. Contains subscription and advertising information, and details on ordering back issues.
Collie Friends
Information about Rough Collies including standard, activities, merchandise, and list of breeders in Switzerland and Germany. [English and German]
The Collie Ring
For fanciers of Rough and Smooth Collies including companion and show dog owners, or lovers of the breed.
Collie WebRing
List of sites dedicated to Collie dogs of all varieties and for breeders, owners and fanciers.
Collies Online
A weekly online magazine. Contains show and event information, articles, Collie rescue contacts and breeder directory. United States.
Old Time Farm Shepherd
Describes the history of the breed in detail. Features photographs and other articles related to the breed.

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