The origin of the Collie is not fully known, but their appearance signifies a relation to the wild dog. Although, they were produced from the old working dogs, the Collie is nearly a distinct breed of their own. They are considered to be the superior in instinct and intelligence to all other breeds, and are actually born perfectly trained for service. The Collie dog makes an excellent sporting dog, and can be taught to do the work of the Pointer and the Setter, as well as that of the Water Spaniel and the Retriever. They are extremely clever with excellent noses perfect for hunting, guarding, yet they are great companion dogs.