~ Double J Border Collies ~

Our Program

A Focus on Performance and Personality

We breed intelligent, biddable, working border collies with loads of confidence and natural herding instinct. Our dogs need to have an off-button, so they are pleasant to live with, yet be eager, focused, hard-working partners when it's time to go to work. We want dogs that “live to please” and don’t quit when the going gets tough. All of our dogs live up to this standard themselves and are from the best working lines in the U.S. & Canada.

A Focus on Health

So, what makes us different from other working border collie breeders? That's easy. We do everything in our power to maximize the chance that your Double J puppy's body will hold up to his drive. We take health seriously. In addition to hip testing, there are many genetic tests that have been developed for border collies, such as testing for CEA, IGS, TNS, and MDR1. Working lines are not exempt from these diseases and puppies should never have to suffer from something that can be easily prevented by breeders.

A Focus on Preserving the Working Border Collie

We believe it is important to protect and preserve the integrity of the border collie as a working breed. We train all of our dogs on sheep and cattle and compete in stockdog trials. Our puppies are registered with the ABCA. Working and trial homes are preferred, but approved agility homes are welcome with a non-breeding contract/registration.

A Focus on a Good Start

We believe the first few months of the puppy's life are critical to him being a well-adjusted dog. We follow Puppy Culture protocols for raising our puppies as this program encapsulates much of what we had already been doing for years, but puts more emphasis and structure on the timing of various activities and exposures. We also include regular visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as this has proven to be a blessing to the puppies, the residents, and the volunteers who help.

Please take time to learn more about us and our facilities and puppy care. We invite you to contact us if you have questions. Please take time to read the testimonials and explore detailed information about each dog by exploring the links to the right.