Collie Questions

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Collie Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 4/19/2007
Where does the collie name originate from?

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4/27/07 The truth is, no one really knows were it the name "collie" comes from exactly. There are many theories out there. Some feel its from a Gealic word for "useful". Some feel it's from a Scottish term from the "coley" or black faced sheep the dogs herded. Some feel it's a term to describe the black coats the dogs had back at the foundation of the breed. The one thing we do know is that the "collie" is a very old name for a very beautiful, useful and intelligent companion to mankind. Marla
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