Type. Temperament. Soundness. Ability. Beauty.
Welcome to Kagee Border Collies. We are a small select kennel located in sunny Northern California near Sacramento, and have dedicated our life to this breed. We aim for a dog with soundness, beauty, brains, temperament, and a lovely work ethic. I have been involved with dogs as far back as I can remember. While my friends were playing dress up and pretend weddings in the backyard I was outside setting up pretend rings and trotting in every pattern possible with my pet Labrador Retriever. I spent most of my youth studying dog shows and researching from the greats before my time. I have fond memories growing up showing at Labrador Specialty shows. This hobby of continued learning has taken me to the present time. I spend many hours researching pedigrees and studying the dogs of the past, present, and future. Over time I have developed a very fondness for the Australian border collie style, and incorporate as much of the pedigrees and style of them as I can. I have enjoyed so many wonderful moments in this breed, and I can't wait to discover even more! In my spare "dog time" I enjoy helping local specialty clubs put on shows and matches, and handle dogs for other people. I also have served several years as a club officer in a local BC Specialty club.
We are as active with our dogs as possible, competing in the Breed ring the majority of weekends, and working on classes and training in Obedience, Agility, and Herding. I believe in an all around dog, and as each dog shows me what it enjoys doing, I do everything in my power to go that avenue and help a dog reach its full potential in that venue. All of our dogs are OFA Hip/Elbow, CERF, and DNA CEA, CL, TNS (or clear by parentage) examined before being part of our breeding program, and I very often go above and beyond doing additional testing less commonly found in the breed such as Shoulders, Patellas, Thyroid, Cardiac (auscultation), BAER, and Gonioscopy if at all possible. I feel it's important to know what you are working with. We take health very seriously, and this is something we do not compromise.
If you have any questions, or just want to chat border collies, I am always willing to talk! I am very passionate about my dogs and this breed.
Here's to the future!