The collie was once the most popular breed in England and America. Queen Victoria favored the breed in the late 1800’s...     

...not long after, Albert Payson Terhune immortalized these wonderful creatures and "Lassie" became a household name for the Collie...
The collie was originally bred to drive livestock to market rather than for herding purposes. Loyalty and caretaking are instincts that are alive in the breed today and are what make the collie such a rewarding and versatile household companion.
Queen Victoria
As with many popular breeds the collie has fallen victim to fashion. The official standard, which once called for a wide backskull, pronounced stop, and almond shaped eyes has been changed. It now encourages a long, flat, pointed head, beady eyes, and a dense, high maintenance coat. The ears no longer have enough cartilage to bend at the tips and instead stand up like a fruit bat.
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