Tex

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Tex's Info

Color: black/white
Coat: Rough
Height: 21"
Weight: 36#

Health Testing 

CEA/CH: Normal
TNS: Normal
CL: Normal
IGS: Normal
DM: Normal
MD1R: Normal

CERF/OFA: Normal 

OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Shoulders: Normal
OFA Patellas: Normal
OFA Hips: Good
OFA Cardiac: Normal
PennHIP: 80th Percentile

For more information on Tex, please visit his Main Page

Ransom

Ransom

Ransom's Info

Color: sable merle
Coat: Rough
Height:16.75"
Weight:25#

Health Testing

CEA/CH: Normal
TNS: Normal 
CL: Normal 
IGS: Normal
DM: Normal
MDR1: Normal

OFA Hips Prelim: Good
PennHip: 90th Percentile
OFA Elbows Prelim: Normal

OFA CERF: Normal
OFA Cardiac: Normal

For more information on Ransom, please visit her Main Page
 

About This Breeding

We are expecting medium to high drive Border Collies that should be medium to large size that will excel in frisbee, agility, herding, dock diving, flyball and obedience. All puppies should be black/white, blue merle, sable or sable merle and have rough coats. All of our puppies are sold on limited registration (not for breeding) unless otherwise discussed. Puppies will be AKC registered. No puppies will be affected by CEA/CH, TNS, CL, IGS, DM, or MDR1. Puppies are raised in our home and are well socialized to people, kids, dogs, cats, small animals, traveling (hotels, car rides, starting at 2 weeks of age), different surfaces, noises, etc. We will also be using the Puppy Culture Puppy Raising method. Contact us for more information about how we raise our puppies.



To be considered for this breeding, its best to start communication with us now. We take pride in our puppies and we want to establish a relationship with all of our prospective puppy owners. Most of our litters are fully reserved before a breeding has taken place, of course one or to spots may become available if our girl surprises us with a puppy or two.

Meet The Parents!

Ransom!

Ransom is our stunning sable merle from Sagehill Border Collies, she is a sweet, happy, bouncy, wonderful little girl with a contagious smile. We chose Ransom for her stellar personality, at a young age, she proved to be incredibly social, sweet and outgoing. Ransom has never met a stranger and is an amazing addition to our program. She is easy going and sweet, with good drive and work ethic. Her amazing personality is paired with good structure and athletic ability. Due to her amazing personality, she is one of our "go-to" dogs to help with demonstrations in Behavioral, Obedience and Dock Diving lessons. Her confidence and happy attitude help many other less confident dogs learn to be confident and care free in new and worrying environments. When helping teach dock lessons, other dogs are noticeably more relaxed and willing to try venturing into the pool for the first time when Ransom is there to help!Though she is a small girl (qualifying as a MicroDog in Skyhoundz and jumping 16 inches in AKC Agility), measuring 1/4 inch under 17 inches, she is strong and quick! Ransom is very biddable and always wants to be right. She is happy to do any activity, as long as it involves playing with her mom!! Ransom is currently training in agility, disc and dock diving. She will debut in agility in October 2015. She started training in dock diving in June of 2015 and has shown incredible drive, athleticism and intensity on the dock. She has started jumping around 15-20 feet and is improving every time she sets foot on the dock! Ransom also earned her first Skyhoundz World Championship invite at only 20 months old in Xtreme Distance Light. 
Ransom loves to work and has been a blast to train, when she isn't working, she loves cuddling on the couch, trips to the beach, swimming and playing in the pasture with the rest of our pack!

 

Tex!

Meet Tex! Tex is our phenomenally talented, handsome, driven and sweet, adrenaline junky of a boy! I was lucky enough to be blessed with Tex as my first border collie, he has been an amazing team mate and partner and I am so lucky to have him in my life. His drive, determination and athleticism compliment his sweet, funny spunky nature. Tex has always been a character, in puppyhood he was thoughtful and wise, as an adult he remains brilliant and driven, but with a goofy confidence about him. . He matured quickly, eager to try every new activity, sport, exercise and task I threw at him. Tex could easily be described as an "over achiever", he was a prodigy as a puppy, quickly grasping any exercise or task. He began competing in Dock Diving at only 5 months old, achieving jumps over 13 feet! In his first Skyhoundz disc competition at 14 months old, he earned an invite to the Skyhoundz World Championships by winning Bullseye with a score of 52 points. Soon, Tex was unstoppable in many different venues. Tex currently trains and competes in Agility, Dock Diving, Herding, Canine Disc and Rally Obedience. He is a phenomenal demo dog and is used regularly to help teach group obedience and behavioral lessons. Tex is also my main "show stopper", as a professional dog trainer, it is a huge benefit to me to have a dog like Tex who is so reliable, enthusiastic and down right flashy in his obedience, tricks and working ability. He loves to show off and loves to make people smile. Tex is always my last dog (the show stopper!) to use any time we perform a demo, perform at half time shows or entertain anyone. There is no atmosphere that he can't work in, fairs, schools, expos, andbasketball games with bands; Tex has done it all.  He absolutely loves working with his mom and performing, one of his favorite parts of our show is when he gets to play frisbee with kids! He is always eager to play, but incredibly gentle when he returns the disc to them and will even place it right in their hands! The crowds always love Tex's favorite trick, the handstand, and Tex runs faster and jumps higher when he's performing in front of a crowd!

His current Dock Diving Personal Best is 27 feet, 6 inches. He currently competes in the Masters level of AKC agility and has earned an invite to the Skyhoundz World Championships 3 years in a row. Tex also serves as a part time Service Dog, serving back up to our other male, Dallas. Tex has also trained on stock and has a fantastic level of instinct. He has a lot of eye and a lot of power over his stock. He is an eager worker with a no quit attitude. He is the kind of dog who can keep his cool under extreme pressure, maintain control of his stock, and do it with a bit of style too! Tex debuted in his first herding trial in February of 2016 with a PERFECT weekend, going 2/2 in his runs and earning 2 legs towards his Started Sheep title. He is a powerful dog with a no quit attitude and he handles his stock with the utmost confidence. There is no task Tex cannot handle and he attempts every command with enthusiasm and focus.  There is no dog that can compare to Tex's working ability, personality, build, beauty and strength. He is truly a once in a lifetime dog. One of my favorite traits in Tex is the amount of heart he puts into everything he does. In fact, many people who watch Tex compete in disc have nicknamed him "Thunder hooves" because he hits the ground running so hard. His ground speed is nothing short of incredible and he consistently places in agility and disc amongst the fastest dogs in the world. He gives 100% in everything ever asked of him and his work ethic cannot be topped. However, Tex's best trait by far is his loving, happy and exuberant nature. He never fails to make me smile and can pick me up on the worst of days with one goofy, happy smile. Even if Tex never worked, performed or competed another day in his life, he'd still be my favorite dog and best friend. He has several favorite songs that he often sings along to for me on the way to work, he is the best singer I know! His contagious exuberance for life, incredible work ethic and "carpe diem" attitude is something we hope to pass down for many generations of border collies to come!

Pedigree of Puppies

Ransom x Tex

Scout

Scout ABC 90772

OFA Good

Bill (ISDS 186305)

Jill (ABCA 90766)

Lazy Ms Bet ABC 164851

Jay (ABCA 24456)

Patty (ABCA 51605)

Bo ABC 296521

Paint ABC 250647

RockingMPrairie ABC 239635

CS Skye ABC 258097

CS Tag ABC 226037

CS Katie ABC 226036

Sagehill Gunpowder N Lead

2013/10/26

OFA Good CEA Normal

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Sagehill Courage Above All (AKC DN27947304)

2010/6/6

ee red CEA Carrier

Yosemite Gold (AKC DN22614501)

Yosemite Sky (AKC DN18650106)

BHF Dozer (DN0660470)

Abigail (DN10717701)

Levi's Rockin The Wild Soul (AKC DN28756702)

Rockin G Bandit (DN12753001)

Borderzone Vivas A Wild Soul (DN01214404

Ns Outlaw Annie (AKC DN32463601)

Red Christian (ABC 324233)

Bama's Star (ABC 226954)