In the eastern part of the US they divided the litters according to coat
type "cur" for smooth and shepherd for rough and eventually selected
these into different breeds. The smooth breed that is most like ES and
likely very closely related is the mountain cur (although many cur
breeds are closely related)
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> From: Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration
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> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 11:14 AM
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> Subject: [FARMCOLLIE] Smooth farm collie pic
> This pic is not online, but if you happen to go to a bookstore, look
> a book called "A Dog's History of America". There are pictures in the
> middle, and one is of a dog described as the basic farm cur, which
> like a smooth version of the english shepherd. At first glance, I
> smooth collie, but this dog is more sturdily built and rugged looking.
> The head looks like your classic farm collie.
> Are there any smooth ES? Border collies have a smooth version as do
> collies; and I've heard that shelties occasionally produce a smooth
> never seen one).
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