|Lassie and Timmy|
Fortunately, most families do not have children like little Timmy, who every week could be counted on to find a new way to test Lassie's devotion and willingness to, yet once again, get an adult to come to Timmy's aid. Collies, developed as herding dogs, are usually content to transfer their loyalty to shepherding and protecting a flock of sheep, to a child or children. So if you have a small or large flock of children, a Collie will help you watch over them.
|Mahagony Sable and White Rough Collie puppy|
|Jenny smiling; she is a Mahogany Sable and White Rough Collie|
|Blue Merle, Tri-color, Sable and White Rough Collie puppies|
Like most Collies, Jenny is gentle, reasonably obedient, a sweet soul who wants to get along with everyone and is willing to tolerate all other life forms. She likes children, herds cats, and provides warning when something is seriously out of place; she was the only animal I live with who bothered to wake me up when the neighbor's house caught on fire one night.
|Smooth Tri-Colored Collie|
Aside from being a fine looking canine, Collies do well as family members with all kinds of families. They can be calm with elderly and very small children. They can be active joggers, walkers, or agility dogs. They also look good sitting on the seat in your car, truck, or mini-van. They'll fit in a Mini-Cooper or look right at home in a Cadillac. A Collie can dress up any car, or make anyone look a little more rugged and willing to head into the outdoors.
|Blue Merle Smooth Collie|
Collies will love everyone in the family. If you enjoy brushing then get a rough collie; enjoy less brushing, then the same great temperament, and range of colors, are available in the smooth variety.
|Ruby - the amazing Collie mix|
Shelters, purebred rescues, private citizens rehoming -- all possible ways to locate your own wonderful Collie.
When I was growing up my childhood companion was adopted from a farm, a Collie-Border Collie mix. Champ always looked out for me (when he wasn't out patrolling the large route he had to make every morning) and he was a very patient listener. I could even cry into his fur, hug him around the neck, or complain about school - he was steadfast in his affection and support.
|Tri-Colored Rough Collie|
|Jenny - again :-)|
|Smooth Sable Collie|
Finally, a little trivia for you.
No wonder they always barked their heads off when anyone asked, "What is it girl?!"
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|Favorite Lassie Spoof from Glossynews|
"Upset: Lassie Leaves Timmy Down the Well"
From Glossynews Oct. 2010
"Through an interpreter (the Dog Whisperer), Lassie has informed local police the she has no plans to tell them which well Timmy is stuck in. The famous collie, who has saved the boy from multiple wells, caves, fires, storms, lions, wolves, bears, snakes, wells, collapsing buildings, and several other life threatening situations, has said that she has had enough."