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2009-07-15 15:19:11

Firefighters in Virginia freed a border collie that spent 20 hours wedged inside a 10-inch drainage pipe, the dog's owner said. Ben Prins of Crozet said his dog, Scout, likely chased a squirrel into the pipe Monday and became wedged in the tight space, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Prins said his family discovered the dog Tuesday by following the sound of its whimpering and barking. He said firefighters arrived and used a backhoe to free the dog from the pipe. Prins said...

2008-08-11 15:00:46

DAVE KENNEDY (letters, July 28) reaffirms an oft-made point and addresses the fact that the board of Environment Southland is fundamentally in a conflict of interest with its charter given the number of incumbent farmers thereupon. The facts speak for themselves and Ciaran Keogh's statement of the same date that ES "does not exist just to protect the environment" but to ensure that "farming, industry and communities gain the greatest value possible from the natural resources of Southland,...

2008-07-30 15:00:40

I'M completely puzzled by Stuart Collie's mistrust of National's key adviser on the environment, Guy Salmon. Mr Salmon and his Bluegreen associates have spent years forming environmental policy that is acceptable to the National Party and its followers and will be disappointed to hear he has been criticised by the chairman of a council, especially one in the region Bill English hopes to capture. Perhaps Mr Collie has no time for any advocate for the environment, no matter who they are....

2008-07-04 15:00:24

By ALEX LUNDY The Milwaukee County Parks Department has given summer jobs to border collies, to make the shore at Bradford Beach less hospitable to E. coli-spreading gulls. "The beach had such a challenge with the seagulls," Parks Director Sue Black said. "This is a low-tech solution. It's been very, very successful." The program started two weeks ago as part of an effort to improve the beach's environment. Gull droppings on the beach contain E. coli bacteria, which can contaminate the...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Alex Lundy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 4--The Milwaukee County Parks Department has given summer jobs to border collies, to make the shore at Bradford Beach less hospitable to E. coli-spreading gulls. "The beach had such a challenge with the seagulls," Parks Director Sue Black said. "This is a low-tech solution. It's been very, very successful." The program started two weeks ago as part of an effort to improve the beach's environment. Gull droppings on the beach contain E. coli...

2006-08-28 14:44:35

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Lassie" comes home to another generation of U.S. children this week in a new film that hews closely to the original, dark tale of the loyal collie and her boy in wartime England, instead of the sunny California of the long-running television series. The sable-and-white collie, Lassie, and her young owner, Joe, first appeared in a 1938 short story in the Saturday Evening Post by Eric Knight, a British-American journalist and writer who spun...

2006-08-28 14:08:32

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Lassie" comes home to another generation of U.S. children this week in a new film that hews closely to the original, dark tale of the loyal collie and her boy in wartime England, instead of the sunny California of the long-running television series. The sable-and-white collie, Lassie, and her young owner, Joe, first appeared in a 1938 short story in the Saturday Evening Post by Eric Knight, a British-American journalist and writer who spun...

2006-05-05 19:18:14

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lassie has come home again. The collie of book, film, radio and TV fame, returns to the silver screen -- not to avert catastrophe with her urgent barking, but to teach another generation of children about loyalty, determination and love. Light on special effects and long on poignant lessons of life, the British-made "Lassie" has its U.S. premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is a retelling of "Lassie Come Home," the 1940 children's...

2006-05-05 15:35:42

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lassie has come home again. The collie of book, film, radio and TV fame, returns to the silver screen -- not to avert catastrophe with her urgent barking, but to teach another generation of children about loyalty, determination and love. Light on special effects and long on poignant lessons of life, the British-made "Lassie" has its U.S. premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is a retelling of "Lassie Come Home," the 1940 children's...


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2008-09-09 19:06:25

The Shetland Sheepdog, also called the Sheltie, hails from the Shetland Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland. The breed is a descendant of the Collie, and its ancestors may have included the Greenland Yakki dog, King Charles Spaniel, Pomeranian, and the Border Collie, although this is uncertain. Up until the mid 20th century the breed was often called the Shetland Collie. The breed may have been used to herd small sheep and chase off scavengers, birds, pests, and wandering...

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2008-07-07 22:04:21

The Rough Collie is a herding breed which originated in Scotland and Wales. The breed was bred to be nimble enough to herd sheep and goats in the highlands, and capable of covering up to 100 miles in one day. The original Collie was interbred with English sheepdog types, the Borzoi, and possibly the Irish Setter. The breed eventually became somewhat more of a fashion item due to its popularity as Queen Victoria's dog, and less of a working breed, due to the surge of the Border Collie to take...

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2008-05-27 23:08:19

The Old English Sheepdog is a livestock herding breed which originated in the southern part of England during the 19th century. The breed's ancestors may include the Scottish Bearded Collie and the Russian Owtchar. The breed was likely used as a "drover's dog" which would drive cattle and sheep to market. The Old English Sheepdog is large, standing 22 inches high and weighing 60 to 100 pounds. The coat of the breed is excessively shaggy, covering their entire body and face. The coat begins...

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2008-05-27 17:50:08

The McNab Shepherd, also called the McNab Sheepdog or McNab Herding Dog is a herding breed which originated from a Scotch Collie or a Fox Collie. It is recognized today as a working stock dog; it herds cattle, horses, sheep, and llamas. It is named for the family who developed the breed, and it shares its ancestry with the Border Collie. The McNab is not only an excellent herder, but is also a wonderful hunting companion when hunting deer, wild pig, squirrels, and rabbits. The size of the...

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2008-05-27 15:29:25

The English Shepherd is a working breed. It was developed as a farm dog used for a variety of services such as herding, hunting, removing rodents, as well as a watch dog and a companion. It is often used to herd livestock; however, unlike other breeds, it is not specialized for only one species. The English shepherd works well with cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and birds. The English Shepherd shares similar characteristics with the Border Collie and the Australian Shepherd, but there are very...

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