Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Who is this famous Border Collie?

This is a famous Border Collie.  If you know (or think you know), post the name in the comments sections. I will post who the Border Collie is (and handler) in a few days.

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1 comment:

TEC said...

That is Sam Stoddard and Spot 308.

According to Border Collie Encyclopedia:

"Registered Border Collie (though they were still called sheepdogs) began being imported into the United States soon after the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) was formed in 1906, but the dog considered to be the first significant import was Spot 308...He won his first trial in 1921, the International Shepherd's Cup in 1922, and became International Supreme Champion in 1923...In 1923, when he was three years old, he was sold to Sam Stoddart, a Scottish shepherd living and working in the United States.

"According to Jim Stoddart, Sam's great grand nephew, 'Samuel Secombe Stoddart was born on May 3, 1874 at Bassendean Hill (a large family estate in the Scottish Border near Berwick-upon-Tweed). He was one of ten children born to George and Christina Stoddart.'... Sam married in Idaho and settled in New Hampshire, where he passed away in 1963 at the age of 89.

Sam Stoddart became one of the leading breeders of registered Border Collies in America in the 1920s and '30s... Sam is considered by many to be the founder of the North American Sheep Dog Society (NASDS), and Spot 308 became North American #1 posthumously."

-- TEC