Thursday, October 14, 2010

Photos taken by my son..

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Puppies coming soon~!

Well not only do we have puppies coming soon but my new building is looking good. Once the work is done I will share photos. The building is 12X32 and so far we have the electic done, sheet rock is in and we will be floating it soon. I am so excited! It is nice to have such a great husband who will spend his days off working all day at home. The building will really come in handy with the Border Collies.

Oh... Lucy is the one pregnant and she is doing wonderful.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Woo hoo

Kiera aka Altamera Heavenly Image went OFA GOOD!!! I am very pleased!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Border Collie colors

I have been getting a lot of Border Collie color questions lately and I would like point people to one site.

We have one male dog that is a little confusing as far as color goes. Our boy Trip is a sable gold merle and the problem is he looks like a gold and white dog. The gold color is the ee gene and the ee gene is simply a masking gene so it will mask the "True" color or pattern of hairs. The easiest to understand ee gene would be the Lab. Notice how all labs have either a chocolate or black nose? Well that is because they are genetically a chocolate or black dog with the ee masking gene that has "masked" the true color of the dog. My dog's parents a gold dad and a blue merle mom. My dog was a dark gold pup at birth and but we had no way of knowing if he was a merle nowing without DNA'ing for the merle gene or breeding him. When bred he sired merles in every litter as well as saddle pattern sables too.
Usually with gold's people can tell the dogs true color by looking at the nose. If a gold dog has a chocolate nose he is a chocolate dog, blue nose is a blue dog, black nose is a black dog, lilac nose is a lilac dog. But we are not able to tell patterns on a gold dog so you cannot see merle, brindle or sable on golds.

For more info please see

Photos from a few weeks ago!

Colton was the only one not in the photos because he was taking a nap but I did get the other three boys with Rodney.

Share time

Okay I have a new pup. This is Kimber a Suzi daughter.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Woo hoo!

Okay they are finally here! Suzi and pups are doing well.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Kiera is almost 2 years old now!

This is Kiera playing in the field. This was before her bath but look at her happy self playing in the field. :-)

Getting ready

Okay I think I got it all done! Woo hooo. The dogs have not been to a show since last May and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they just act okay. Not worried about points, just the dogs being good in the ring. Kiera was at the vet yesterday because she swallowed a bone and was gagging. Kiera's throat is scratched so she is making a hacking noise off and on but she does not seem bothered.

I will be going to set up my stuff in the morning and then Sat. we have an early show morning. Since my hubby is offshore it will be me and the kids, Michelle and maybe my mom helping out at the show too.

Hopefully now that Rodney is back to work after his surgery we will be able to make more shows. Fingers crossed!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Finally Friday

Well it is finally friday and I have one week until the dogs show now. :-) I will be taking all four kids to the show so I will need a big dose of good luck. The boy are not going to like getting up early on a Sat. and Sunday to go to the show, so it should be interesting.

Fingers crossed.....