Instantly there was a scratching, scurrying, whining, and three cubs tumbled out of the dark hole in the rocks, with fuzzy yellow fur and bright eyes and sharp ears and noses, like collies, all blinking and wondering and suddenly silent at the big bright world which they had never seen before, so different from the dark den under the rocks.
For wolf cubs are like collies in this, that they seem to have a natural interest, perhaps a natural kinship with man, and next to their own kind nothing arouses their interest like a group of children playing.
But they did not begin to understand the matter till they caught glimpses of gray backs bounding hither and yon in the underbrush, while the two great wolves raced easily on either side, yapping sharply to increase the excitement, and guiding the startled, foolish deer as surely, as intelligently, as a pair of collies herd a flock of frightened sheep.
They were all snow-white, with long thick hair and a heavy mane that added enormously to their imposing appearance; and they carried their bushy tails almost straight out as they trotted along, with a slight crook near the body,the true wolf sign that still reappears in many collies to tell a degenerate race of a noble ancestry.
One of the most perfect working Collies in Scotland to-day is the old-fashioned black and white type, which is the most popular among the shepherds of Scotland.
In general the excelling competitors at working trials are the rough-coated black and white Collies.
Nevertheless, from a bad worker of good descent many an efficient worker might be produced by proper mating, and those of us skilled in the breeding of Collies know the importance of a well-considered process of selection from unsullied strains.
Twenty years or so ago, when Collies were becoming fashionable, the rich sable coat with long white mane was in highest request.
Another of our best and most typical rough Collies was Ch.
He had that desirable distinction of type which is so often lacking in our long-headed Collies.
The mane and frill should be very abundant, the mask or face smooth, as also the ears at the tips, but they should carry more hair towards the base; the fore-legs well feathered, the hind-legs above the hocks profusely so; but below the hocks fairly smooth, although all heavily coated Collies are liable to grow a slight feathering.
For the Collies Southport Perfection and Ormskirk Emerald Mr. Megson paid a thousand sovereigns each.
Many breeders of the large and thick-coated varieties, such as St. Bernards, Newfoundlands, Old English Sheepdogs, and rough-haired Collies, give their dogs nothing to lie upon but clean bare boards.
Miss Arnett flew at the collie and embraced it, wet as it was, and ruined her gown, and all the men glanced instinctively at the clock and said: "You've won, Van."
In fact, it is at all times difficult to insure obedience when music strickes up, for the training poodles, fox-terriers, and collies are sorely tempted to give vocal accompaniment.
They stocked up with fourteen horses, twelve hounds, nine collies, four setters, nineteen servants, innumerable fowls, an' four motor-cars, an' started in pursuit o' happiness.
For he never displayed a single trace of the merry, tricksy, elfish fun of the terriers and collies that we all know, nor of their touching affection and devotion.
Two collies rushed forward, then stopped to bark and jump.
Marius Decombaz (E); 16Dec70; R508312. HINKLE, ROLLAND THEODORE. Shep: a collie of the Old West.
HINKLE, THOMAS C. Shep: a collie of the Old West.
Rolland Theodore Hinkle & Thomas Clark Hinkle, Jr. (C); 4Oct71; R514416. HINKLE, THOMAS CLARK, JR. Shep: a collie of the Old West.
R567043. Robbie: the brave little collie.
Robbie: the brave little collie.
Bobbie, a great collie.
The man who interested me most was a red-bearded, sunk-eyed mullah from the Indian frontier, not likely to be last at any distribution of food, who stood up like a lean wolfhound among collies in a little assembly at a doorway.