In addition to Alasdair’s knowledge and understanding of dogs, he has a remarkable ability to identify what qualities can and should be bred to produce world class border collies. This is most evident in looking at achievements and the pedigree of dogs along the way.
In 1984 Alasdair won the Scottish National with Auld Mirk. In 1993 Alasdair won the coveted Supreme International with Nan, Mirk’s granddaughter. After judging the U.S. National in 1995, Alasdair won the Championship in 1996 with Ben. In 1997, 1998 and 1999 he won the U.S. National with Nan. In three of the following four years, he won the U.S. National with Bill, a son of Nan and Ben. Alasdair won numerous other open trials with Bill (owned by Judy Aycock) including Edgeworth, Bloomfield and the Bluegrass.
Alasdair also won the Bluegrass and Meeker with another son of Nan and Ben and litter mate to Bill, Sweep. Alasdair was first and second with the brothers at the North American Sheepdog Championship.
These championship bloodlines are prominent in our breeding program today. Alba Cap & I and won the US National Championship in 2012.
Cap is by Nick, son of Nan & Ben. Cap was 3rd generation of this bloodline to win in Klamath and 4th generation National Champion . Cap’s grandmother, Nan won it on the same course in 1997 & his uncle, Bill, won in 2001. Cap’s gr., gr. grandfather, Auld Mirk won the Scottish title in 1984. It was the 1st of Alasdair’s 13 National Championships, 8 with the bloodline. Alasdair currently competes with Alba Tweed (a grandson of Alasadir’s old Sweep) and I currently compete with Alba Nell, a daughter of Alba Cap.
Before I knew Alasdair in 2002, my very first dogs, Bear and Max, were coincidentally and amazingly, also the kind. Max’s father was a grandson of Nan’s litter brother & gr.grandson of Auld Mirk. Bear’s grandmother was Alasdair’s June (June like Auld Mirk, was a Redpath’s Spot).
In addition to these bloodlines we also import top quality dogs from Great Britain that we feel possess the qualities of future champions both to sell and integrate into our breeding program.
Puppies for Sale
We breed only for ourselves but occasionally have puppies available for sale as well as young started dogs off of our breeding stock. For more information about upcoming litters or current pups available, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.