We show and breed Bearded Collies and Miniature Dachshunds. Our dogs are shown in England, Canada and the USA.
There are many theories as to the origins of the Bearded Collie. What is certain is that the breed was commonly used as a herding dog in the highlands of Scotland, since it had the intelligence and bold spirit to venture into the mountains to bring sheep down to the farm by itself on occasion. The breed almost died out in the early part of the 20th century and was revived after the second world war by Mrs G. O. Willison, whose kennel, Bothkennar forms the foundation for almost all the Bearded Collies we see today.
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Dachshunds are a German breed dating back to the 16th century. The name dachshund comes from the German words dachs (badger) and hund (dog). Before the 1900s smaller Dachshunds were used to catch very small animals underground. Miniature Dachshunds today typically weigh between 8 and 11 pounds and come in three coats: Smooth, long-haired, and wire-haired
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