Meet Our Dogs
Buckle is a beautiful blue border collie. He has been a loving part of our family since eight weeks old. He is sweet, biddable, driven, and very much has every quality I could ever ask for in a dog. Some of Buckle's favorite things to do are play frisbee, chase the coursing lure, and participate in conformation matches. He quickly earned his UKC Grand Champion with limited showing -he held a position as a top 10 ranking border collie in UKC year 2021-. He also finished his AKC Championship easily in 5 weekends all owner-handled. We are very excited for his future and cant wait to continue showing and participating in sports. Buckle has a beautiful, happy-go-lucky, biddable nature and thus far has passed that on to his progeny.
Ford, affectionately dubbed "The General," came to us at two years of age but assimilated seamlessly into our pack. He has a beautiful herding background and is related to Oldfield James (grandsire) a bearded border collie going back in lineage to Turnbull's Blue, who was a sheepdog in the United Kingdom registered on merit (ROM) with the ISDS in the 1970's. Ford is wire coated like his grandsire, and is ABCA and AKC registered. He has lovely structure and a stable temperament. He can be sensibly reserved with strangers but warms up quickly. He is quick and agile, and has plans to start training in agility. So far Ford has progeny participating in agility, herding, disc, and even conformation!
Gambler, formerly Willie, is a gorgeous gold boy. He has amazing angles, substance to die for, and is a beautiful mover. His temperament is stable and he loves everyone he meets. Gambler went winners dog his first weekend out showing in conformation and we are excited to continue this journey with him!
Bear is a beautiful blue border collie, who comes from Omegamtn kennels in Georgia. He has a lovely temperament and doesn't know a stranger. He came to us as a proven stud and we are excited to use him for a few pairings here at Butterfield's. Bear is already titled in conformation as well as in tricks, lure coursing and canine good citizen. He also passed his therapy dog certification (although his paperwork was never sent in.
Sassy is also from Omegamtn border collies in GA. She is a half sister to their GCHS Omegamtn Surprise Ending "Shocker." She came to us at two years old and has been such a joy. Her first couple weeks with us we were able to show in UKC and were awarded her UCH. One of the judges commented on her beautiful movement stating she "floated" around the ring. One of Sassy's favorite things to do is lure coursing (including fastcat) and she has her coursing ability, BCAT, Canine Good Citizen, and Novice trick dog titles. Sassy's stable temperament, and can-do attitude makes her such an easy dog, and her sweet, biddable, goofy nature is always entertaining.
Vicki also comes to us from Omegamtn border collies, and is a half sister to their Shocker as well. She came to us at 4 years old and quickly won my heart. She is a very intuitive girl and picks up on your emotions instinctively. She packs a ton of drive and energy into her petite frame and flies through the air to retrieve frisbee (one of her favorite games). She also has such beautiful style and instinct on sheep, and it's one of the activities we plan to pursue together. Vicki also loves and thrives at coursing. She has her coursing ability title and a couple legs towards her first fastcat title. Together, Vicki and I have shown in AKC conformation and she has gotten reserve WB multiple times. We will continue to show and pursue titles in conformation as well.
Aspen is my tiny little girl. She came to us on co-own with Riverrun border collies from C&M border collies in Michigan at eight weeks old. She was the first pup I tried conformation with and we learned so much together. Fortunately, Aspen is such a tolerant dog, and took all my missteps as a handler in stride. She quickly, and easily achieved her UKC Championship as a 7 month old puppy and was even awarded some group wins. Aspen is quick, and agile, and with her biddable nature she enjoys dabbling in agility. This is an activity we plan to participate in more in the upcoming season.
Daisy is our little workaholic. She loves to herd and is entry level trained on sheep. She does our chores when we need sheep gathered or sorted and happily would work all day if asked. She (as you may have noticed) has a short coat and produces that in all her puppies as she is homozygous for this dominant trait. Daisy is a sweet girl who has softer tendencies, but loves everyone and will gladly give you a hug without hesitation. I plan to trial her on sheep this year.
Likely is a lovely girl with beautiful breed type, and striking, fluid movement which should be typical of the breed. Likely is a lower energy girl. She enjoys cuddling with her people, and lounging around the house. She came to us in whelp and recently weaned her litter (summer 2022). I plan to show her in conformation either later this summer or fall/winter and believe she will do quite well in the breed ring.
Puzzle is the smallest female currently here at Butterfield Farms. She may be petite, but she doesn't let that get in her way. She has a lovely even temperament, and good drive for both food and toys. In her prior home she was handled by a junior and was even awarded points towards her puppy of achievement. Much like our other dogs, Puzzle is unphased by all the craziness and commotion that happens here on the farm.