SMOOTH COLLIE DOG BREED – The smooth collie is to be judged by exactly the same standards in everything, except coat, as the rough, or common, collie.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK:
“THE BOOK OF DOGS – OUR COMMON DOGS” BY LOUIS AGASSIZ FUERTES AND ERNEST HAROLD BAYNES
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY LOUIS AGASSIZ FUERTES
PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY WASHINGTON, D. C. U. S. A. 1919
The artist had never seen one and was some- what desperate for a model, when to his surprise he found that the Belgian farmer who comes for the neighborhood garbage was accompanied by a fine specimen, brought with him in 1914 from home, whence he fled at the instance of the Hun!
It is somewhat of a surprise to see what a collie looks like in short hair, but it rather in- creases our regard for him than otherwise. For he is a fine, strong, “doggy” animal, and in this example, at least, the “refinement” which so often results in extremely nervous and high-strung dogs has not been sought.
The present fad for long, slender, roman- nosed and narrow-faced collies seems to introduce an entirely undesirable slenderness of temper as well, quite different from the genial, easy-going dependability of the “old-fashioned” collie, wide between the eyes and ears. It is a distinct loss to the breed.