UPDATE: Old-Time Farm Collies – All puppies have been spoken for.
Farm Collie Puppies Updates
UPDATE 2-2-2023 – All puppies have been spoken for.
THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out.
My mom and her siblings often shared stories of their beloved childhood farm dog, “Mupsie”, who was an Old-Time Farm Collie/English Shepherd. She fascinated my grandpa – Mupsie allegedly knew which stall each dairy cow belonged in, and would put rogue livestock back in their place without direction. She followed grandpa around like a shadow, but played with all the kids. On summer nights when they would sleep outside all around the farm she would carefully check on each child scattered across the farm – all night long – and then be exhausted the next day. One of my aunt’s reminisced “We had a collie on the farm when we were growing up. She was good with the cows and gentle with us children; I was grateful for her friendship. I remember thinking that when no one seemed to understand how I felt, “that at least Mupsie loved me.”
ABOUT FARM COLLIES:
This landrace breed goes back to the older genetics of the collie and is bred for both work and family life. They are extremely smart, easy to train, loyal to their family, and make excellent farm & family dogs that will help work stock one minute and snuggle up with you the next. They herd, guard, hunt, and also love children. We value these qualities on our working beef and lamb farm in southern Minnesota and have carefully selected farm collie bloodlines that best fit our needs for work and companionship. Our farm collie goes everywhere we go on the farm, and helps move cattle/sheep and goats daily during the summer months in our rotational grazing system. The dam of this litter is from working english shepherd lines out of northwestern South Dakota and sire is a scotch collie from a ranch in Oklahoma. These puppies will make lovely homestead and farm companions and are gentle with our lambs, kids, calves, chicks, bunnies, and children.
We appreciate that they are athletic & highly intelligent/intuitive dogs but also much calmer than many other herding breeds.
FARM COLLIE HISTORY IN ART:
Below are a few pieces of art from the late 1800s-early 1900s capturing collies from the past. We see many of these same expressions and traits in our farm collie.