Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Collie Dog


The Collie Dog

The Collie dog makes a superb gun dog, and maybe taught to try to to the work of the Pointer and therefore the Setter, also as that of the spaniel and therefore the Retriever. He is often trained to perform the duties of other breeds. he's clever at hunting, having a superb nose, maybe a good vermin-killer, and a most faithful watch, guard, and companion.

Little is understood with the certainty of the origin of the Collie, but his cunning and his outward appearance would appear to point a relationship with the canine. Buffon was of opinion that he was truth dog of nature, the stock and model of the entire canine species. He considered the Sheepdog superior in instinct and intelligence to all or any other breeds, and that, with a personality during which education has a comparatively little share, he's the sole animal born perfectly trained for the service of man.

At the shows, this sort of dog is invariably at the highest of the category. he's considered the foremost tractable and is certainly the foremost agile. Second to the present type in favour is that the smooth-coated variety, a really hard, useful dog, well adapted for hill work and a typically very fleet of foot. he's not so sweet in a temper because the black and white and is slow to form friends. there's not a more graceful and physically beautiful dog to be seen than the show Collie of this period. Produced from the old working type, he's now practically a definite breed.

The skull should be flat, moderately wide between the ears, and gradually tapering towards the eyes. There should only be a small depression at the stop. The width of the skull necessarily depends upon combined length of skull and muzzle, and therefore the whole must be considered in reference to the dimensions of the dog. The cheek shouldn't be full or prominent.

The muzzle should be of fair length, tapering to the nose, and must not show weakness or be snippy or lippy. regardless of the colour of the dog could also be, the nose must be black. The teeth should be of excellent size, sound and level; very slight unevenness is permissible. The jaws Clean cut and powerful. The eyes are a really important feature, and provides expression to the dog; they ought to be of medium size, set somewhat obliquely, of almond shape, and of a brown colour except within the case of merles, when the eyes are frequently (one or both) blue and white or china; expression filled with intelligence, with a fast alert look when listening. The ears should be small and moderately wide at the bottom and placed not too approximate but on the highest of the skull and not on the side of the top. When in repose they ought to be usually carried thrown back, but when on the alert brought forward and carried semi-erect, with tips slightly drooping in the attitude of listening.

The neck should be muscular, powerful and of fair length, and somewhat arched. The body should be strong, with well-sprung ribs, chest deep, fairly broad behind the shoulders, which should be sloped, loins very powerful. The dog should be straight ahead. The fore-legs should be straight and muscular, neither in nor out at elbows, with a good amount of bone; the forearm somewhat fleshy, the pasterns showing flexibility without weakness. The hind-legs should be muscular at the thighs, clean and sinewy below the hocks, with well-bent stifles. The feet should be oval in shape, soles well padded, and therefore the toes arched and shut together.

In general character, he's a lithe active dog, his deep chest showing lung power, his neck strength, his sloping shoulders and well-bent hocks indicating speed, and his expression high intelligence. He should be a good length on the leg, giving him more of a racy than a cloddy appearance. during a few words, a Collie should show endurance, activity, and intelligence, with free and true action. tall dogs should be 22 ins. to 24 ins. at the shoulders, bitches 20 ins. to 22 ins. the load for dogs is 45 to 65 lbs., bitches 40 to 55 lbs. the graceful collie only differs from the rough its coat, which should be hard, dense and quite smooth.

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