Collie Figurine | Lassie Gift | Miniature Collie - 3.75in. x 2.5in. - 1 Piece (sl239329)
This is a beautiful Best In Show collie figurine from Safari Ltd.(r). Our loyal Collie eagerly waits to play, its ears pointed forward in curiosity. The collie is in an active and friendly pose and is professionally sculpted with lifelike colors that are individually hand painted on, so collectors and children alike will be wowed by the realism of these replicas. Although the beautiful collie rose to fame in late 1800s English dog shows, its history has far deeper roots in the hills of Scotland, where the dogs were initially bred as herders, easily trained and loyal. All of these traits contributed to deep love between owners and collies and contributed to the breed's eventual fame. Collies were used as messengers during World War One, braving dangerous battlefield conditions to pass orders to the front lines, proving their loyalty and bravery. Presidents Coolidge, Kennedy, and Johnson all had collies in their family, further enhancing the breeds notoriety. But it was Lassie, of course, one of the world's most famous dogs, that cemented the breed's fame. Lassie was originally a novel character, but she was brought to life in the 1943 film Lassie Come Home. Her time on screen would be long lived, as the beloved Lassie television program ran 20 years from 1954 to 1973. Several remakes later, Lassie the collie is still beloved and this would make a great Lassie gift for a Lassie lover. This mini collie measures approximately 3.75in. x 2.5in. and is made out of plastic. This miniature collie is sold as 1 piece per package. Each collie figure includes an descriptive hang tag in 5 languages. All our products are phthalate-free and thoroughly safety tested to safeguard your child's health. Non toxic and BPA-free. Note: Not for children under 3 years old.