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Rough Scotch Collies and Puppies in Eight Colors

by Gabihime Posted 4th May 2008 at 9:23 PM - Updated 6th May 2008 at 2:24 AM by Gabihime
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As a girl, I grew up immersed in the mystique of collie dogs. Our family kept collies well into my adulthood, and every day as a child I would raptly watch Lassie for a solid hour when it aired on our local network. For me, and I think for many other people around the world, Collies are the epitome of the beautiful farm dog you see running up a green hillside against a blue sky. That's why I decided that my first pet project would be to make a set of scotch collies that I was personally satisfied with, and once I had them, I knew I had to share them.

After first perfecting the body type (within limitations. Certain things about the collie's morphology, like his pricked, slightly floppy ears are impossible to replicate in Pets, due to the fact that EA only gave us two ear styles for all the dogs in the world) I settled on eight of the most popular colors, including three sables, the color that Lassie (or Pal and his sons) made famous in movies and television, and coincidentally, the color of my own dog of thirteen years who passed a couple of years ago. I also included the striking tricolor as well as the beautiful blue merle. Both the blue merles have blue eyes, which make them particularly charming. Finally, to round out my assortment I included three white collies: a golden and white, a black and white, and a tricolor and white. These are all AKC recognized colors, and they're all very beautiful dogs.

Because I know that some people love permapuppies (I know I do. I have three nintendogs collie puppies myself) I went ahead and made collie puppies in the small dog size to match each of the adult colors. These aren't simply shrunk down adults, but instead I worked to make them look the way collie puppies actually look, with big feet and gangly legs and puppy faces. Because collie puppies don't get their full coat in for sometimes as much as two years I've given the puppies short fluffy coats as close as possible to real collie puppy coats.

Because these puppies are small adult dogs they can be trained and go up and down stairs and all of that. Functionally, they are adults, they're just sized and shaped like puppies. They're actually really cute next to the collie parents, so now you can have a whole litter if you like.

Although collies are not as popular now as they were in the seventies, they're still within the top fifty dogs registered in the US by the AKC. They're popularly represented in film and television as well as in books and other media. In children's movies they're often cast as the girl-next-door, as they are in both All Dogs Go to Heaven and Rover Dangerfield. One Hundred and One Dalmations has a collie that figures importantly in the plot, and the title character of the children's novel Bob, son of Battle is a collie.

Calling a collie a scotch collie is actually the old fashioned way of saying it. In both the AKC and the WKC the scotch collie is called simply the collie and comes in two varieties, rough and smooth. However, there are several other different varieties of collie, recognized as breeds both formally and informally, including the Welsh Collie, the Border Collie, and the Bearded Collie. As I'd like to do a set of Welsh Collies in the future, I decided to call these Scotch collies for the sake of clarity.

Collies are intelligent, loyal, and make wonderful family dogs as well as working farm animals (and obviously, movie stars). If you are interested in learning more about these beautiful animals be sure to check out the Collie Club of America or your own local collie club. Remember that just because a dog is registered doesn't keep it from being taken to an animal shelter if it is a stray, so rescue whenever you can.

I hope you all give these babies excellent homes!

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