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Fun Collie Facts
- The ancestry of this breed is said to be a Scottish dog that was bred with dogs that came with Roman invaders. Later on, these dogs were bred with Borzois, which is where the long face comes from.
- Thomas Beswick’s woodcut illustrations appear to have the earliest sightings of this breed around 1800.
- The Collie once made the cover of TV Guide, appearing as Lassie.
- Tortoise Shell is a peculiar name for a blue merle Collie.
- They get their name from sheep with black faces that they once herd.
- A Rough Collie by the name of “Reveille” is the official mascot of Texas A&M.
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