The Once and Future Collie

Collie / shepherd history

Collie soundness, health and function

Working practice and history: resources for herding, hunting, guarding, and diverse collie / shepherd occupations

Inherited or aquired health concerns

Selection and breeding: the big picture

Where are the collie-related breeds headed for the future, and why? Given new understanding about genetic disease and the importance of genetic variation in populations for long term survival and health, the idea of what is actually a benefit to the breed as a whole is changing from what it was assumed to be just a few years ago.

Here are some articles and books that are helpful resources for thinking about how to maintain a breed's genetic heritage for the future.

Page updated 03-05-2012 (formerly dated 12-21-2005)