I have been involved with dogs my entire life. Jack Russells became a part of my life during veterinary college in 1993, and since then I have shown, hunted and bred these tenacious terriers. In the past I have shown across North America, and have done well in conformation, obedience, agility and hunting. Temperment and health is very important to me. I have always said I will be an old woman and still have these terriers by my side.
Why the Border Collie? Well, my husband Chris has always had them on the ranch to help with work. My first taste of trialing came when we went on our honeymoon in England - when bringing back a new Border Collie pup (Mitch) we came upon a stock dog trial. I always wondered if I could train a dog to do what these remarkable dogs could do. Well, 6 years later with Fly (Mitch's daughter), my love of dog trialing started. I and my husband use these dogs to help on the ranch, and our hobby on the weekend is to get the dogs out and compete in stockdog trials all across North America.
...and, what ranch wouldn't be complete with the ranch horse? Chris has had horses for over 30 years, and the breeding program utilizes the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse. Pretty, powerful and sensible - these are the qualities we strive for when we raise and train the upcoming ranch horse.