Meaning: a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
He was a fine-looking beast, bigger than a collie, with jet-black hair and a white-tipped bushy tail.
Towser, the big collie dog, was already in the boat, for he knew he was a welcome companion on these trips.
Old Shep, the white-nozzled, stiff-limbed collie, waiting for his time to die, seemed almost more human than the withered, dried-up old woman.
He appears almost to prefer equine to human companionship, and he is as fond of being among horses as the Collie is of being in the midst of sheep.
To be equal to such prey, the hound must have a Bulldog's courage, a Newfoundland's strength in water, a Pointer's nose, a Retriever's sagacity, the stamina of the Foxhound, the patience of a Beagle, the intelligence of a Collie.