Welcome to Brittemar Border Collies!
We are happy to visit with you about our wonderful Border Collies. We are a small kennel in Marengo, Illinois about 65 miles northwest of Chicago. Our family has been involved with Border Collies since 1997 and we have enjoyed training, showing and breeding since then. Our children have been greatly involved in the showing and training of the dogs and have competed very successfully in both 4-H and AKC shows in conformation and obedience. What we truly appreciate about our Border Collies is how versatile and exceptional they are, no matter the venue they are competing in. But to us, more important than any titles they accumulate is the wonderful temperaments they have, that in turn make them wonderful family pets. We strive to produce a dog that is healthy, beautiful, willing to please with an outgoing, friendly disposition- in other words, a dog we can point to with pride.
All of our dogs prior to being bred are genetically tested for Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS), and Ceroid Lipofuscinosis ( CL) as well as being OFA and BAER (hearing) tested. We carefully research potential breedings, always with an eye to improving upon what we have now. We do not breed very often but when we do produce a litter, it is carefully thought out to produce the best we possibly can.
Our pet puppies are sold on limited registration. For the novice show exhibitor, we are happy to answer any questions about getting started in the exciting world of dog showing.