Both the Collie and the Golden Retriever are breeds that originated in Scotland during the 1800s’. The Collie breed can come in two variations, rough or smooth coated. These breeds were originally used by shepherds to herd livestock over the hills and dales of the country. Proficient at herding cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, Not much is known about the ancestry of the Collie, but it currently thought that the early Collie breeds were crossed with a hound-type dog known as the Borzoi, which contributed to the breed's slender musculature. Queen Victoria of England, while on a visit to Scotland, fell in love with the beautiful Collie and soon they could be found in England as well. Shortly after their arrival there, they were entered in a conformation show as the Scotch Sheepdog. The Collie become widely known in America after the release of the famous family movie called Lassie, which came out in 1945. The Golden Retriever is an athletic breed that was designed to be the ideal hunting and retrieving canine for a Scottish baron named Lord Tweedmouth, who crossed a yellow retriever-like dog with a Tweed Water Spaniel in search of a helpmate who could also be a loyal companion. The progeny of this cross was eventually further crossed with another Tweed Water Spaniel, a Red Setter and a Flat-coated Retriever. Like the Collie, the Golden Retriever is a Hollywood star; he has been on the film screen as well in shows such as Drew Carey, and in the movie Air Bud, where the Golden was a basketball star.