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Charla's friend Connie Jasinski is a dog trainer and expert. She researched and recorded the history of the Collie breed. Charla used Connie's findings as the basis of her design. As early as the 18th century, the Collie called the farms of Scotland and England his home. For years he was used as a sheep herding dog. Possibly the Collie was named after a black faced breed of sheep known as the Colley. Through the years, the Collie was in a series of childrens books which featured the beautiful "Sunnybank Collies." Lassie on the big screen and television screen was probably the most famous of Collies. Some of the notable dogs in the breed in the early years have been "old Cockie,"  "Ch. Charlemagne" and "Ch. Cocksie."Graceful, intelligent, brave and loyal are all words that describe the Collie. They are great family dogs and are wonderful with children.

Charla worked to include the above history into her illustration. Her mediums were color pencil, watercolor pen and pen and ink. She also incorporated embellished picture pieces into her design from the early 1900's.

Mat colors for Collie are: double black or cream with black inner mat. The picture is a quality reproduction individually highlighted and signed by the artist. It is reproduced on acid free card stock, backed with foam core and packaged in a clear envelope with a description of the picture written on the back.

This Name Portrait will fit into a standard size 8 by 10 double mat or an 11 by 14 double mat. It is not available as a framed picture but will fit into the above standard sizes. This Name Portrait may also be ordered as a 6 by 4 1/2 greeting card with envelope

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Price: $28.00

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Charla Hayen
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