December 19, 2010

Photo Of The Week 12-20-2010

This is Maggie Moo and she is a Tri-Color Collie. She is a Sassy Lass (just like her mommy Tigger). As you can see, Maggie Moo is ready for the Christmas Holiday Season. This photo was submitted by her human mommy Tatiana "Tigger" Siccardi. Thanks Tigger for sharing Maggie Moo with us!

According to the AKC Meet The Breeds - Collie  Although a large, active dog, the Collie is both elegant and graceful, appearing to float over the ground as it runs. Loyal and affectionate, the breed is naturally responsive to humans. Marked characteristics include the beautiful coat of the rough variety and the breed’s lean wedge-shaped head. The coat can be rough or smooth and the four accepted colors are sable and white, tri-color, blue merle and white. The best-known Collie is, of course, the famous Lassie.

A Look Back
The exact origin of the Collie is uncertain, but they have existed for centuries as herding dogs of Scotland and England. They were used primarily as a drover dog, guiding cows and sheep to market. The true popularity of the breed came about during the 1860’s when Queen Victoria visited the Scottish Highlands and fell in love with the breed - from that point on Collies became very fashionable.

Right Breed for You?
The Collie is a devoted family dog, especially with children. Although they require daily walks, they can also be couch potatoes. Despite the Rough Collie’s immense coat, they only need to be brushed about once a week, although the need for brushing may increase in shedding season. Collies are also a very clean breed and are noted for not having a doggie odor.


  1. We have Collie cousins.... they are so beautiful.

  2. i have always loved Collies! Such great dogs!
    We have a Sheltie that looks like a "mini Lassie" but Shelties are in fact a totally different breed than the Collie (however they come from the same part of the world)....they just look very similar only much, much smaller

  3. I had three Collies when I was a child. Timber, Topper and Laddie. They were the best dogs ever. I love the little Shelties. I have many friends that have Shelties. They are adorable!!!