The original Collie standard stated that
all colours were acceptable, and that blue
eyes were permissible in merles (not just
That standard has been changed.
If we truly respect the "founding fathers"
of the breed, and the integrity of the standard
they worked hard to create, it would only seem
reasonable that we would seek to restore
Accepting "all colours" and permitting blue
eyes in all "merles" is showing the utmost
respect for the intentions of the founders of
the breed, as well as for the original Collie