WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | Are your dogs registered?

Jax, our male is CBCA registered.  Our girls are going thru the rather challenging process of being registered.

Riley was mated with a Australian registered ee Red (Jackson and Riley’s litter)

Riley’s dad is registered however Riley’s Mom was a true farm girl (circling the herding competition circles).  She was not registered as a true farmer girl and we are currently working to receive registration for Riley which will allow us to register her offspring (Lucy & Piper) and any consecutive litters that occur.

We have also completed a DNA test that we will make available on this website to confirm that they are in fact the truest of Border Collies.

As things progress with the registry we will update this and notify all previous owners of any changes or the ability to register.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | Do you require a deposit?

We do.

A $300 deposit is required. Please note that deposits to reserve a puppy are Non-Refundable. In any unforeseen circumstances, any monies paid towards a pup in advance are non-refundable  BUT can be used towards a future litter us.  Please do not expect a deposit returned because you have purchased another puppy from another breeder or if you have changed your mind. A deposit means that we are holding a puppy for you and have turned other’s away.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | How are your puppies re-homed?

We take placement of our puppies very serious.  We do screen potential parents to ensure they understand and can successfully support a Border Collie.  We DO NOT pre-judge based on your past experience or your living conditions (i.e. in the city).

Some of our best homes hands down have been first time owner’s (of the breed and of dogs!) and we have witnessed first hand the love and successful living of border collies within city environments.

We do our homework and we are personal in that respect.   We have a very firm clause for all puppies:

AT NO TIME CAN A PUPPY OR DOG BE RE HOMED WITHOUT OUR CONSENT.  WE REQUEST THAT FOR ANY REASON IF YOU FIND YOU’RE UNABLE TO CARE FOR YOUR DOG THAT YOU RETURN HIM OR HER TO US.

This is critical as we will never see one of our dogs in a shelter or an unworkable/unsuccessful living environment.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | Sale conditions

All puppies are sold with the following contract

 

Non-breeding, dogs must be spayed or neuter agreement.  

For sport dogs, please contact us and we will ensure we right a clear and detailed contract to allow you to leave them open(without breeding rights).

You are not allowed to re-home the dog under any circumstances without contacting us.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | What do your puppies come with?

All puppies are sent to their forever homes with

  • Non-Breeding agreement
  • Puppy pack with all the essentials to get you started.
  • Deworming – at least three using Strongid T
  • Veterinarian Health Clearance
  • Age appropriate vaccines
  • Microchips
  • Lifetime Breeder Support

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | Do you ship to other provinces?

We do, we are happy to ship and will provide all options for that to successfully happen.

Please note:  All puppies shipped from Quebec or BC must be paid in full prior to travel.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | How does it work if I'm in BC and the litter is in Quebec?

We’re are in a rare and very special situation where we can breed without any concern of line crossing but as you know if you read the about us page, two of our girls are in Quebec.

When a litter is born we will decide a one day travel date to BC.  This will occur once the puppies are 8 weeks and have had their vet examinations and necessary shots.

At that time, you may meet us at the airport or alternatively choose to pick up your baby at the farm in Aldergrove.

WILLOW CREEK BORDER COLLIES | Can I ensure my selection?

You can.

We will only accept 3 pre-selection spots and only once we have confirmed the pregnancy.  Once we know we have a successful mating, we will allow for three selections pre-delivery (regardless of how many puppies are seen on the x-rays).

If you would like to ensure your selection, please email us telling us which mating you are interested in and we will contact people in the order they contacted us.

Is a border collie for you?

I’ve been blessed to be a part of several groups on Facebook for the past 5 years, especially our ‘Westcoast-Border Collies page” that is only possible because of the love Carmen has for the breed and her girl Maya.

I have witnessed first hand how this breed CAN be integrated into city life, responsibly and with so much love.  This breed is much more adaptable than many will give them credit for.  They DO require a busy mind but don’t mistake that for having to run 5 miles a day.  You’ll do them and yourself a disservice by thinking that way.

Several of our dogs are working dogs, on a farms and within typical environments.  They have excellent herding skills (and sniff skills as Riley excels in this area) but we also have several in normal, city homes or homes where they will be busy with sports and agility.

Border Collies require mental stimulation and to be honest, ours are much more tired (and quiet!) when we are doing mental work (trick training, mental games – find your toy – Riley knows each and everyone one and when I ask for Piggy, she brings Piggy – not Froggy or Fishy, Piggy!)

They thrive with activity and love love love a good hike, they are also more often than note ball obsessed (to the point where you will most likely have to set rules to ensure they learn an off switch).

Yes, they do have an off switch.  With training and consistency, these dogs can also hang on the couch and chill with you.  Expect kisses (there lickers!) and love but they can and do thrive in normal environments when provided the right mix of activity an mental stimulation.

I also am aware that there are many out there that will not home a puppy to a “first time owner”.  That is such a myth!  We screen our parents very well and we’ve been blessed with several ‘first time owners’ , two ‘first time dog owners’ and you know what?  They researched the breed and we’re more than prepared to welcome their fur babies.

So while the Border Collie is certainly not for everyone, we focus on the individuals and not necessarily their ‘experience.

We do have a ‘must return to us’ policy for all of our dog owner’s and that ensures we will never see one of our dogs in a shelter and also shows how seriously we take their placement.

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