We are Border Collie and dog sports enthusiasts located about an hour East of Atlanta, Georgia. We have been involved with the breed since 2004 first through Border Collie rescue, and then through the amazing world of dog sports in 2008. My husband, Dean, and I met when he came to look at a little rescue Border Collie I had for adoption in 2011 but it wasn't until the following year when we met again at a local agility trial that we finally started dating. The rest they say, is history.
Our dogs are first and foremost members of our family -- they live in the house with us, go on vacations with us, and even sleep in the bedroom at night. I am a professional dog trainer (behavioral, obedience, and sports) and full time business owner, and Dean is in the car business. When Dean and I got married, the most important thing on our wedding list was finding a ceremony site that would allow all of our dogs! We absolutely wanted them all there on our special day. We were also lucky enough to have such great friends and family there to help us wrangle them all for photos.
Often times we are asked.....do all the dogs participate in all the sports? Well, yes and no! You see, my heart lies with agility whereas Dean's passion is Frisbee. For this reason we do have certain dogs trained to higher levels within each sport. All of our dogs learn the basics of agility, dock diving, frisbee, obedience, lure coursing, and get exposed to livestock to see where they truly excel (and see what THEY truly love). A few of my dogs have started showing in the conformation breed ring..... so I guess you could say we have "his and her" 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). Our dogs also love to show off and make people laugh and smile -- look for us at a Fair or Event near you!
Very occasionally we have Border Collie puppies available, however our lists are currently closed for any potential plans. If you are interested in a puppy, we are happy to discuss our dogs. We expect to have and maintain a relationship with all of our prospective buyers throughout the process and for the lifetime of the dog. This helps us get to know you better and be able to match you up with the perfect puppy or recommend you to another breeder with dogs that may better match your lifestyle or suit your timeline. When you get a Border Collie from us, you are joining our family and will receive a lifetime of support. We love watching our Border Collie puppies grow whether they are in companion homes or performance homes -- we are so proud of them all. Our interest in our puppies does not stop when they leave us; the journey has just begun!
We also occasionally have or know of older Border Collies available for rehoming/adoption -- we are actively involved in Border Collie rescue and normally recommend people start there on their search first. There are a lot of great dogs who land in the wrong place, through no fault of their own, when people don't realize the needs of this highly intelligent breed. We are friends with quite a few reputable Border Collie rescue organizations and we would be happy to point you in the right direction.
All of our personal dogs are health tested (at minimum CEA/CH, TNS, CL, BAER/CAER, as well OFA or PennHIP for hips, elbows, and shoulders) before they are even considered for breeding. However before the health testing is started, the dog must be structurally and mentally sound while showing outstanding ability and promise in performance events.
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 very often.
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! We love talking about Border Collies, so please contact us to discuss the differences between the various types (conformation, working, performance) of Border Collies! We love ALL types of Border Collies and we believe they all have a purpose -- we own several types and love them all dearly in their own unique ways. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet about these different types and why people are right or wrong in their decisions for liking that type. Find a breeder who above all wants the right dog to be matched to the best home -- and one who stands behind their dogs and is willing to take a dog back, regardless of the circumstance! And finally, be prepared to do your research. A puppy is a BIG commitment!!!
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our family. For more information about us or our dogs, please contact us. Please click here to find out more about how we place our puppies and to read about our overall philosophies on the process.
We look forward to getting to know you and your family!
- Katy and Dean