IntroductionHaving gone 2 years since our last
dog died, we were really missing the companionship of a dog around us and
despite always previously owning Boxers, my wife's choice this time was a
Border Collie. This decision was only made after much deliberation for we knew
how much time this breed demanded of their owners if the dog was to be happy.
We were lucky to find a full litter available with a
well known breeder of Show dogs, Beverley Smith from "Terverley" Kennel at
Measham, and had the full choice of litter, all black and white although the
mother was red and white.
We had intended to get a bitch again and a little
beauty named Bria was top of my short list, although my wife and son were still
undecided. While we deliberated and watched them all playing a big lively pup
scrambled his way onto my wife's lap and licked her face before she could stop
So we came to choose "Telfer" at the age of 6 weeks, or
rather HE clearly said "Choose me". We collected him 2 weeks later on New
Year's Day 1999.
Coming from Show parents he really was a Ball of