Meet the Dogs
Our dogs are first and foremost members of our family --they are not just our passion, but our lives.
Here you will see the many faces of O'my! Border Collies (including our retired dogs, non breeding dogs, co-owned dogs, and rescued dogs). Not all of the dogs listed here live with us full time, but they are still so very special to us. The ones who do live with us reside in our home with us, travel with us, and the majority hog the bed at night! They receive lots of daily walks on our 9.5 acres, swimming, fetch, trick training, core conditioning, and playtime with each other in addition to their training in multiple dog sports. We are so proud of all of our dogs and their accomplishments they have earned in their journeys with us, but more importantly we value the time and memories together off the training field so much more.
Do all the dogs participate in all the sports? Yes and no. You see, my heart lies with agility whereas my husband's passion is Frisbee. For this reason, we do have certain dogs trained to higher levels within each sport. All of our Border Collies learn agility, dock diving, frisbee, obedience, and get exposed to sheep to see where they truly excel (and see what THEY truly love). A few of my dogs have recently started competing in the conformation breed ring....so I guess you could say we have "his and hers" dogs. Between me and Dean's personal dogs, we currently have three Master Agility Champions (MACh), nine Skyhoundz World Champion titled Disc Dogs and one World Record holder in disc, and two breed champions (CH).
We are very passionate about Border Collies and strive to produce versatile dogs for performance events that are structurally sound with a solid temperament that are also easy to live with! Any of our potential breeding dogs are health tested (at minimum CEA/CH, TNS, CL, BAER/CAER as well as OFA or PennHIP for hips, elbows, and shoulders) before they are even considered in our breeding program. However before the health testing is started, the dog must be structurally and mentally sound while showing excellent ability in performance events. We start ENS on our puppies at 3 days of age and also follow Puppy Culture. Not all of our dogs listed in this section are used in our program but they are listed here as we are proud of their accomplishments. We don't take breeding lightly. We would much rather train and compete with our dogs instead of taking time off and only look to schedule a breeding when we are wanting a puppy for ourselves. For more information, please contact us.
All of our dogs compete in dog sports -- it's important to us that our dogs get to train, compete, and do what they love first and foremost and because of that we don't have litters often.