Storybook Farm Border Collies
We have had three lovely litters here at Storybook. We kept Satch, the blue merle male, from the Jinx/Skye litter, and Rogue, the black shaded sable, from the Jinx/Rain litter. Pedigree information can be found on their individual pages. I am extremely grateful to the stud dog owners who trusted me enough to allow me to breed to their wonderful dogs. Without their generosity and mentoring, we would not have the immeasurable gift of Satch and Rogue. We bred Rogue to Seeker at the end of 2011, and those four puppies are off to new homes and new adventures.
We don't produce many puppies, and I am happy to refer folks to responsible breeders, answer a zillion questions, or help find a suitable rescue or rehome. We also welcome visitors who'd like to meet our dogs and take a walk with us.
As you interview breeders and follow up on leads, consider it a good sign if the litter owner has lots of questions for you and wants to know everything about how the puppy will be raised and socialized. Check for health clearances of all kinds -- OFA, CEA, CL, CH, TNS. Ask in depth questions about temperament, sensitivity, and activity level. Meet sire and dam, if you can, and buy from someone you'd appreciate as a mentor for the next fourteen to twenty-eight years.
Different breeders will have a variety of priorities, and there is a wide array of types of Border Collies. They will vary in intensity, drive, reactivity, and body type.
I breed for generous and outgoing temperament and healthy minds and bodies. My dogs are active in therapy dog work, agility, and obedience.
We live on a 180-acre boarding school campus outside of Santa Barbara, among 275 talented and busy teenagers and the 100 adults who live and teach here. Our dogs are socialized to be engaging, outgoing, kind and curious from birth. Border Collies are a very busy breed. Be sure you wish for constant energy and engagement. You need to have a very active life, need to be home and present much of the time, and you need to like the challenge of a very intelligent and very insistent breed.
We are based in the Santa Barbara area and currently have three Border Collies -- Rogue (5-23-08), Jinx (12-13-02), and Satch (4-11-07), three exceptionally outgoing and kind dogs, friendly to all kinds of people in all kinds of situations. They are actively volunteering as certfied therapy dogs, and all three compete in agility. Jinx and Satch are certified Disaster Stress Relief Dogs for Therapy Dogs International and are ready for deployment if called to a disaster in our area.
Our dogs have been OFA xrayed and Optigen tested for CEA/CH/CL and TNS and are genetically clear or clear by having genetically clear parents.They are bred for exceptional temperament and excellent health and structure. We do not expect to have a litter of puppies until summer of 2014. Early inquiries welcome, as most litters are spoken for before a breeding takes place.