For Tina and Kate, the pair of collie mixes that outlived their owner, it was plenty.
Of the two dogs, one is the collie Luath, here represented as the friend and comrade of a ploughman.
collie, with his head between his paws, watched the proceedings.
Failing to find any guiding sign, the collie turned toward the two strangers.
Presently the collie dog came and laid his head on her shoulder.
And even as collie's hand touched the saddle-horn, Williams sprang back and climbed the corral bars.
Her collie whimpered and scratched again at the door of the wagon.
The girl blinked at the distant post, then at her collie, after which she pointed to the post.
Before they had gone two blocks, Mrs. Nancy had named the collie David.
Tall, slim, slow of movement, collie slipped from the corral bars and secured the dangling reins.
1650s, possibly from dialectal coaly "coal-black," the color of some breeds (cf. colley, "sheep with black face and legs," attested from 1793; Middle English colfox, "coal-fox," a variety of fox with tail and both ears tipped with black; and colley, Somerset dialectal name for "blackbird"). Or from Scandinavian proper name Colle, which is known to have been applied to dogs in Middle English ("Ran Colle our dogge, and Talbot, and Gerlond" [Chaucer]); or perhaps a convergence of the two.