Our Wonderful Dogs
Here are the dogs that make our breeding program possible. They are the ones who have met our qualifications with regards to health, temperament and structure. At the bottom of this page are our up-and-coming dogs who are our future hopefuls.
Sasha (Shannon x Glen) is a gorgeous tri-colour female who is just what we have been waiting for. She is very athletic, is quite the clown, is incredibly amiable, and on top of this has beautiful tri-colour markings. She is full of energy and has been fun to train. Besides playing pranks on our other dogs, Sasha enjoys playing ball and retrieving. Pedigree
Steffi (Katie x Flynn) is the eccentric one. She is such a sweetie, is so affectionate and has such quirky ideas about things. She goes to town regularly for walks, is energetic and loves playing ball. We enjoy her very much and appreciate her winsome personality. Pedigree
Cookie (Jen x Robbie) is the scholar. She is so well behaved and intuitive and learns tricks first time round. She is an excellent ambassador for our kennel and excels at meeting people. And besides all this, she is full of beans, loves to run and is a pushover for hugs and cuddles. Pedigree
Millie (Skye x Flynn) is simply gorgeous and has the brains to match. She loves to learn new tricks and took to introductory agility like a pro. Following the course off leash and anticipating the next manoeuvre come naturally to her. She is quite vivacious and is ever ready to cuddle and receive attention. Pedigree
Tannie (Jess x Glen) has been a breeze to raise and has such a lovely disposition. She is happy with whatever is required of her and is mature beyond her age. She loves everyone, is quick to learn and is a good mentor to the younger dogs. Pedigree
Misty (Sasha x Robbie) is full of beans, has loads of energy, is such a goofy girl and is incredibly affectionate. She can't resist hugs and is rendered helpless by tummy rubs. She was the only red and white in her litter and we were delighted she was also tricolour. She got a huge dose of her parents' great temperament and is very athletic. Her vivacious and comical personality is always good for a laugh. Pedigree
Emma (Sasha x Robbie) is simply a sweet heart. She is a gentle, soft-natured girl who could easily be overlooked as she is very unobtrusive. Where her sister Misty is so up-front, Emma is the quiet one. Not shy, but calm and collected, much like her dad. She is a true companion. Pedigree
Maizie (Nellie x Jake) loves to perform and learn new tricks. She is the ball dog and will gladly wear herself out in our field. On the other hand, she is equally happy cuddling, receiving tummy rubs and playing with our children. She is the perfect blend of her parents and we are happy to keep her from Nellie’s last litter.
Robbie is a gorgeous dark red and white border collie we brought over from England. He is a super friendly, affectionate dog with lots of spunk and speed. He has that wonderful traditional British border collie temperament which we seek after. This is what makes for a great family pet. He is Russ' shadow, glued to his side, and is so endearing in his loyalty. Pedigree
Flynn is a handsome golden red and white border collie we brought over from England. We are delighted with his congenial manner and quickness to learn. He is such a happy boy and is always ready to play with our children. He has pleased us with his biddable temperament and bubbly personality. Pedigree
Jake (Chikaramor Starstruck from Lancashire England). In the spring of 2013 we had the pleasure of going over to Lancashire England to pick up Jake. We were so thankful for the opportunity to obtain such a wonderful dog and we have not been disappointed. He is such a smart, affectionate and easy going boy who loves to please. Jake comes from very accomplished working, sports and show lines and this manifests continually in how quickly he learns and how sociable and mature his deportment is. Once again we have been rewarded by looking to the UK for our breeding stock. We are grateful for the dedication, hard work and high standards of Chikaramor and Littlethorn kennels. Pedigree
Up and coming dogs
These are dogs we are raising for potential use in our breeding program.
Meghan (Millie x Robbie) is the professional ball retriever. She takes playing fetch very seriously and never misses a chance to bring the ball back to our feet, even if it was not her turn to do so:) We enjoy her affectionate disposition and her enthusiasm for whatever is going on. She manages to be full of beans and yet very calm and collected when called to be focused or to have time out. She is Clara's special dog.
Jenny (Tannie x Flynn) is simply a knock-out. She has the kind of structure and features breeders wait a long time for. And her disposition and personality match her looks perfectly. She has inherited her mom's soft, gentle nature and her dad's perkiness. She seeks approval and is an eager recipient of hugs and affection.
Lexi (Tannie x Flynn) is continuing to prove that we made a good choice to keep her for our kennel. She is smart, vibrant, sociable and wants to please. And she is so handsome. Actually, she is so much like her sister Jenny that only their markings differentiate them. We tend to think of them collectively, as a pair! Or as two peas in a pod. Which is quite a blessing. We kept two back from Tannie and Flynn's litter to see which we would prefer. And both are a delight.
Henry (Tasskyar Henry of Bur Hill) is the gorgeous and amazing male we travelled to England for in March of this year. He honestly has more personality than any dog we have ever seen. We are forever thankful to Jane of Tasskyar kennel in Kent for entrusting us with this wonderful dog. He has been the model dog to raise and is such a favourite of everyone who comes to visit us. Susannah has personally undertaken his training, and his quickness to learn and good-natured manner of pleasing us has been delightful. We look forward to his promising future.
Nikki (Janie x Flynn) is our latest addition. She is the parting gift from our wonderful Janie as Janie is moving on to her exciting retirement years with a lovely family. Nikki is as sweet and smart as she looks. Being very mature for her young age, she keeps up with the older dogs and joins in with their activities without wasting any time with juvenile peskiness. She watches, "makes notes", and then shows her quickness to learn by following along in the activity at hand. We are enjoying her sweet demeanour. She and Henry are best friends.