~ Double J Border Collies ~

Get to Know Katie


~ Katie at nursing home - age 4 ~
When Katie was just a little bitty girl, she would help with socialization of Clay's puppies. Ever so carefully, she'd carry a puppy around the nursing home to share with the residents. At home, she'd play endlessly with the puppies. Katie watched and helped Clay with his litters for a few years, learning the ropes and longing for the day when she could "join the business" and be responsible for a dog of her own. Eventually, Loren Holmes fulfilled Katie's dream with Lea, a pup from his outstanding dogs, Leo and Dazzle. Thus, at the age of 8,
Katie managed her first litter and did a simply outstanding job! This young lady is now 16 years old. She retired Lea from breeding in 2016. Her current dogs are Annie and PJ. Being a part of Double J Border Collies has taught Katie so much! She is a pro at puppy socialization. She understands how recessive genes work, the pros/cons of different methods of artificial insemination, how to use an Excel spreadsheet, and what it means to "stand behind your dogs." In 2018, Katie founded a non-profit called Calvary Horse Camp to offer foster girls from urban areas a chance to spend a week learning to ride horses and hear the good news of the Gospel. If you get a chance to meet Katie, you will gain a special friend, and if you stay long enough you may find yourself riding horses with her.
~ Katie with her dogs, Lucky & Lea, December 2013 ~
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~ Katie with her 2017 litter ~