There is a great article written by Linda Rorem at:
about the origin of the term collie.
The author of the article, Shepherd or Collie undoubtedly added to the
confusion by insisting that the american bred
farm shepherds and British collies be called the "collies", and this may
well reflect a popular movement of the time, as the farm collie my family
had in the twenties was not called a shepherd.
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