About Us

 

Being the original girl who walked everyone else's dog and was never allowed to have her own, as soon as I was married I didn't hesitate to get a dog. I didn't mind which breed we had so my Husband chose a springer spaniel as he always had a fondness for gundogs. Click here to see my tributes to all the dogs that have left us for Rainbow Bridge.

We live in a little town in Northamptonshire with our two girls, who are just as crazy about dogs as I am, and our four dogs, Skye, Lottie, Jazz and Boo. They are not just dogs to us they are part of our family and we would be lost without them. Therefore I have created this web-site to tell the world how wonderful they are and about the huge amount of pleasure they give us. Visit them on their pages from the links here or below.

Find more photos, videos and information on our facebook page "Bordertrix Border Collies" & "Bordertrix Ultimate Dog School"

 

Breeding for fitness, temperament, versatility & beauty

Fun companions

 

Breed showing

 

Agility

 

Flyball

I am into anything to do with dogs and have tried most of the common disciplines; agility, HTM (doggy dancing) flyball and breed showing. In 2006 I decided I wanted to fulfil a lifetime's dream and ambition and breed my own litter of puppies (which is not an easy task when I was determined to do everything right). I was a Kennel Club Assured Breeder from February 2008 until February 2016 and have now bred 6 litters of border collies, making lots of great friends along the way.

I am proud of how far we've come, we are now on our 4th Generation of border collies. Many have qualified for Crufts, we are usually placed in Championship Shows and in Open for breed showing.

Skye is now retired and enjoying her walks and regular visits to Granddad.

Lottie and Hayley have made it to the dizzy heights of champion classes and are still competitive at grade 7. Lottie has her agility warrant GOLD and is well on her way to a PLATINUM.

Jazz has had 3 x 2nd places in grade 3, all with hundreths of a second between us and the 1st placing. Approaching 7 years old and still not consistently clearing the jumps I'm considering Jazz's future as a competitive agility dog - watch this space!

Boo has far exceeded my expectations winning out of grade 3 in her first year, grade 4 the following year and already an agility win towards grade 6 in her first grade 5 agility class. She had a break in 2018 to have her first litter to Minkynips What Yer Fink. Back to competition in 2019, I just love handling her, she really enjoys herself all the way round the courses, emitting a playful gruff as she flies round.

The new boy on the block, Fiint, will be Hayley's next agility partner. A Boo son from her litter in 2018 he is already proving to be a great character, loves training and a lovely temperament too. Flint has his own page here >>>

Previously in 2012 Buddy started his agility career and we began to creep up the grades, winning two grade 2 agility classes on two consecutive days in July 2014 before his untimely death in the September. Both Buddy and Lottie also qualified for the Agility Club's Starters Agility Challenge in 2015, and our story was printed in the Agiltiy Voice March 2016 issue. Many thanks to the Agility Club for still giving me Buddy's qualifying shirt, it meant so much and still makes an apearance at shows :)

Our dogs are not keen on standing still but we will give Flint a go in the show ring until his agility career starts. for too long we are concentrating just on agility but who knows what the future brings.

Lottie and Jazz also trained at a local club for heelwork to music (HTM or doggy dancing). Both dogs loved taking part and have attended some demonstrations. Jazz is so keen to please me that she does everything at 100mph so I had to keep very calm - she does try so very hard. These classes taught me a lot about how to use a clicker successfully.

I decided to have a go at Scentwork with Boo and attended a workshop training day with her Sire's owner, Heather. We had a really good day and gained lots of ideas on how to keep my collies mentally stimulated. Boo was too polite during the vehicle search and didn't want to get told off for putting her paws on the bumper, she's so funny :)

I try to stick to my personal breeding ethics which is to keep versatility in the border collie to have the drive and ability to train to any discipline a prospective owner might want. My puppies go to the best homes on offer, these have ranged from competition agility to active pets. I'm so proud of every one of our Bordertrix babies.

Our dogs are first and foremost our family pets, they come everywhere possible with us and everything we acheive with them is a bonus. They are socialised from as young an age as possible and are familiar with agility equipment from the moment they can leave the house. They mix with all the dogs in our training classes at BUDS. I train them to stand and be examined so they are ready to go into the show ring at 6 months of age. We actively show them until they are able to take part in agility competitions at 18 months, where agility always takes precedance.

Introducing our Dogs

Skye

Bordertrix Non But The Brave

 

Lottie

Lanteague Lotus

 

Jazz

Bordertrix Carousel

 

 

Boo

Bordertrix Sensational

 

Why am I not an Assured Breeder?

I have decided not to renew my membership of the Kennel Club's Assured Breeder Scheme. Not just because they are going to increase the yearly membership by 50% within the next year, also I don't agree with some of the criteria they insist upon. My dogs are tested for more diseases and condiitons that aren't listed as part of their breed criteria. The Kennel Club also continue to allow registrations from known Puppy Farmers, with no ethics at all. Until this changes I feel that, after six years supporting the scheme, I cannot allow myself to continue to be part of such a contradictory scheme.

Prospective owners can make their own minds up if they feel I am a good breeder or not. The proof is in the pudding as they say and I have 3 generations living in my house (as well as little Lottie) who can speak for themselves.

News & Information

 

Planned litters page has been updated :)

 

 

Jazz and Boo have passed their adult eye examinations 30/03/2016 and Boo also passed her goniscopy (glaucoma) test ;)

 

 

 

Lottie achieves her remaining points for her Agility Warrant Gold - way to go Lottie Lotus :)

 

 

 

Read all about Hayley and Lottie's experience of the Agility Club Starters' Challenge in the March Agility Voice 2016

 

Chase aka Bordertrix Sensational was returned to us on 22/11/2014 through a change of circumstances. She is such a lovely girl that we have decided to keep her here with us, she is now renamed Boo :)

 

 

 

Meet the new kid on the block - Flint aka Bordertrix Feelin' Groovy. Hayley's next project for agility, he's our handsome blue merle, tricolour. We can't wait to see how he progresses.

 

Flint

YES WE HAVE 5 DOGS!!!!!