Trainers

Main Border Collies
Sue – The main proprietor, can be found on www.mainbordercollies.com Dogs at stud and puppies are available from time to time. Sue writes articles of lively and thought provoking interest in the bi monthly International Sheepdog News. Her most recent have been the results of a questionnaire set for about 80 Judges with a variety of different decision outcomes. And the most recent ‘How to set up a Trial’.

This latter is a vital tool to anyone contemplating running a Trial. There are so many details to attend to! The most important of which is the welfare of the sheep followed closely by the welfare of the dog. The handler is not considered!

Andy Nickless
Andy Nickless has a new DVD about training out now. This link should take you to finding out more http://www.herding-dog-training-border-collie-sheepdog-dvd.com

Nij Vyas
Nij Vyas has published a book about sheepdog training and trialling – ‘Sheepdog Training and Trials’ and he can be found on a new website where you can purchase this interesting and informative book.

Nij lives in middle England and is available for training of dogs and handlers.

Email: nij@shepdog-training.co.uk
Websites: www.sheepdog-training.co.uk and www.bertiedogs.com

Robert Putnam
Robert Putnam can be found on www.whiffletreesheepdos.co.uk where there is a comprehensive view of his training services. At weekends – if he not training – he travels far and wide to pursue his craft at many sheepdog trials in the south of England. From time to time he also has trained dogs for sale and he can also be found on robertputnum@talk21.com

Amy Rouse
Amy Rouse – Trainer of dogs and Handlers. Amy is a young woman with a valuable gift. She workds and trains her bitch Mist and competed with her in OneMan and His Dog in 2010 on the Mendip Hills when she was 15 years of age. Amy lives with her family on the cusp of the counties of Cambridge; Herts; Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. She has three dogs – all bitches and these are Mist, Peggi and Floss.

No website at present but her contact details are as follows: Email: mist_amy@hotmail.co.uk T: 01223 891880 or M: 07772 739690

Hilary Jones
Hilary Jones lives in Devon and has been training working sheepdogs since she can remember. She also helps people who have behaviour problems with their dog. Particularly collies that do not work but that can be aggressive around sheep.

Contact her on email hilaryjones723@btinternet.com T: 01837 871483 or M: 07798 500301

Kelpie Breeders

Kevin Reeves from Wiltshire can be contacted on lyndhurst@vetty.fsnet.co.uk or 07774 710812
Tracy Huxtable from North Devon can be contacted www.kelpie.info or tracyhuxtable@aol.com or 07789 148647

Bearded Collies

Eddie McDonagh Lancs E: eddiemcdonough@hotmail.co.uk T: 01942 879841 M: 07702 968591 Eddie has a long experience with the Beardie and can trace family histories for many generations. He can put you in touch with genuine breeders and trainer.

Overseas Breeders

Alen Malkovic is Croatia’s leading Border Collie breeder. For general information about Alen and go to www.bordercollie.hr

Alen has recently added a Devon bred pup to his stable from Victor Pitts of Exeter.

Website: www.bordercollie.pedigre.net