Active and agile, Collies are known the world over for their strong herding instinct and great stamina. Many varieties have been bred over the years as working, pet, sport, and show dogs. Common breeds now include: Border Collie (the best-known breed for herding sheep); Shetland Sheepdog, or ‘Sheltie’; Bearded Collie; and Old English Sheepdog. When drawing Collie portraits, whether in graphite or coloured pencil, my aim is to capture their bright, alert nature and happy, inquisitive expression. Find out how to commission your Collie pencil portrait here.