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I find it odd, and somewhat sad, that collies are no longer the breed of choice


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Our Rosie was a great dog. Friendly, smart, protective of the kids.

 

Downsides included hair! Needed frequently baths.

 

Teeth. Needed to be brushed at least weekly if not more. Bad doggie breath.

 

Hips. The hips go out quickly on collies - well before the rest of the dog's body is in bad shape.

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Our Rosie was a great dog. Friendly, smart, protective of the kids.

 

Downsides included hair! Needed frequently baths.

 

Teeth. Needed to be brushed at least weekly if not more. Bad doggie breath.

 

Hips. The hips go out quickly on collies - well before the rest of the dog's body is in bad shape.

 

Collies come in a short haired version.

 

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They probably have the same hip problems though.

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On 8/7/2014 at 8:34 AM, Nate said:

I don't think Lassie ruined it for collies, I think that Lassie isn't on TV is why collies aren't as popular

A contributing factor, yes, but more .......

Lassie was on TV because Lassie was the American dog. 

Lassie was the best farm dog and we were a nation of farms. 

 

The idiots shot Lassie.  

 

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...I was more of a reader as a kid, so my canine hero was Terhune's Lad.

“Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog's owner. But no man --spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort-- may become a dog's Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God.” 
 Albert Payson Terhune, Lad: A Dog

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31 minutes ago, Page Turner said:

...I was more of a reader as a kid, so my canine hero was Terhune's Lad.

“Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog's owner. But no man --spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort-- may become a dog's Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God.” 
 Albert Payson Terhune, Lad: A Dog

This is the moral of Lassie Come Home

It's ok to praise other dogs but due deference must be given to Lassie. 

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...you really cannot fool dogs.  They seem to be able to pick up on stuff of which  we are otherwise unaware. On a very fundamental level, dogs and I are of the same breed. :mellow: In a sense, I have modeled myself after Buck, the half collie/St Bernard mix in jack London's book......which was in turn loosely modeled after a real historical dog.

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Collies were never my breed of choice.

If I have space for a large dog when I retire, a Labarador (preferably yellow or chocolate) would be my choice.

If I don't have space (more likely), a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

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