Rivermaid Border Collies - where it all began!
This photo was taken quite a few years ago and quite a few of our beloved have passed over rainbow bridge.
We are so blessed to have kept our bloodlines and are now up to 4th nd 5th generations from over the past 25 years.
Over the past 25 years I have had the pleasure of Sharing my life with our Border Collies. I was a child that had "the knack" with animals and was always caring, training and nurturing animals. My first ever Border Collie I had was back in the early 80's she was called Scampi.
When we rescued her she had been mistreated badly (because she didn't want to work stock) she had a broken rib and was hand shy when i got her.
(She reacted if I raised my hand for any movement, wether shooing a fly or even waving)
So began the task of training her and getting her to trust me. Acomplished all with love, trust and respect.
Tia and Nicki
Rivermaid Border Collies was founded back in 1994. I was lucky to purchase Tia and then a few years later Nicki.
Both were the most wonderful dogs. This was long before the breakthrough of genetic testing. When the DNA testing started we had all of our dogs tested, so began the journey of a ethical ANKC Pedigree dog owner and the few litters we have through a year.
We are So Happy to be able to say that 25 yeas later we still have these amazing Border collie bloodlines in our family. Each generation on takes forward the legacy of Tia and Nicki.