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The collie standard by Mia Ejerstad

Another great book, and I happen to be the lucky girl who has both of her books. It is the same, but the small one is the first one she published and the larger one is the new revisited one.

Why is this book a great one??? Well this one will explain with picutres to go with it, how the ideal collie should look. All parts of the collie come along while you read this book. Headtypes, what is a perfect shape of a head, what is acceptable, and various faults, in bigger and lesser degree. But also how angulation needs to be in front and back, and what is an acceptable tail! I think that it is very nice that all ellements come in to vision with many drawings,  because while explaining a form in letters, it is far more easy to see for youselve on a picture.

Many beautifull drawing from the hand of Mia are in this book, she really knows how to capture the beauty of the collie and make the standard of our breed into vision.
I do go over this book so many times, and it gives me a clear view of the breedstandard.

This book includes so many info, the complete standard is covered, for smooth and rough collie, and accompanied with loads of drawings, so you can see the ideal, faults and exaptable specimens in the breed. The drawings in this book are so detailed and they describe the standard so correctly, that there are a lot of books on collies that are having Mia's drawings in it. ( Hazel Hunt has them in her book)

If you can find it, you really should not hesitate and buy it. It is a paperback book and it is not extremely thick, but oh so worth your money.  You won't go wrong with this one.
If you like this book I think the easiest way is to try contact Mia Ejerstad on Facebook.
Or maybe check in Ebay or other sites.

on the left, the new edition, and on the right the first version of the Collie Standard

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