Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thinking About: Lassie Dogs

Who can forget that adorable dog who delighted our television screens so many years ago? Lassie was made popular by author Albert Payson Terhune in 1938, and has been the world's best loved pooch ever since! Lassie is better known in the dog world as a Rough Collie, and is considered to be one of the best family dogs. Rough Collies have a fantastic temperament, and are excellent companions for other dogs and even small children. They are said to have no fear, which is why they are fiercely protective of their owners and will always rush in to save them from any danger.

Rough Collies come in four beautiful colours that range from a beautiful caramel colour to a sleek black-and-white. Their faces are always lighter than the rest of their bodies, and are favoured by breeders for their particular shapes – the Rough Collie facial profile is long and neatly rounded, running from its cute ears to its little black nose.

Collies are very active dogs and so they need a lot of attention and exercise. It is advisable to never leave a collie unattended outside as they will become easily bored and will bark a lot which will annoy neighbours. If you are thinking about owning a collie then you should be sure that you could walk your Collie every day for at least 45 minutes. You might also consider getting your collie a furry friend so that they can entertain each other when you are at work and your children are at school.