September 11, 2015 | Posted in Famous TV & Movie Dogs
Lassie is a fictional Collie that originated in a short story published in 1940. The studio MGM turned it into a film in 1943 and choose a dog named Pal to star. Although the character of Lassie is a female dog she was always played by male dogs due to them having better looking coats and being larger in size. The legacy of Lassie has spanned many forms of media including print, TV, film and radio for over 60 years.