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What kind of dog was Lassie?

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Lassie was a rough collie. This is a dog that was developed in Great Britain, specifically Scotland, as early as the 16th century to herd sheep.

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What kind of dog was Lassie?
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The rough collie is famous for its profuse double coat, with its abundant mane, frill between the front legs and bushy tail. The dog also has a long body, a long muzzle, and an intelligent and eager expression. The most-popular coloration is tan and white, but rouch collies are also are black-colored. Another thing that people might not know about Lassie is that she was always played by a male dog, whose coat is a bit more luxurious.

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