Passim Border Collies are located three miles from Lydney in the beautiful Forest of Dean Gloucestershire. A great place to live with dogs, having loads of wonderful woodland walks literally on the doorstep.
At the moment the animal family consists of Six Border Collies, One Lurcher, One Cat, Two Parrots, one rabbit, one tortoise and two Corn Snakes. Although in the past I have also kept or bred, ponies, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and assorted poultry. I have owned and bred, Shelties, Rough collies, Smooth collies, whippets, and poodles, but due to my own advancing years, now limit myself to breeding just the occasional litter, of border collie pups.
I have been involved with breeding and showing dogs since the early sixties, but did not own my first border collie until the early seventies, I judge the breed at championship show level, both at home and abroad, and most pastoral breeds at open show level, including the group and best in show.
I have worked with dogs as a dog groomer for 50 years, and had my own grooming business ‘Dean Dogs’, up until I retired in 2015, I am also a qualified micro chipper and canine ultrasound pregnancy scanner and have been an active member on breed club committees for over 40 years. In the past I have also handled explosives search dogs, and worked my dogs on sheep, so dogs are more than just my hobby, they are my way of life
.The kennel name – Passim – (Latin for everywhere) was first registered with the Kennel Club in 1977 and registered with the International Sheep Dog Society a short time later. I am only a small kennel, breeding just the occasional litter now.
My main interest is in breed showing my dogs, but even though I do not take part in other doggy sports personally, many of my pups go on to participate in many other sports with a good deal of success for their new owners. Please take a look at the Galleries to see what a few of them get up to.
I have always had a very special interest in the ‘other’ colours in border collies, and have spent a great deal of time studying how the different coat colours are inherited, but I always put health, temperament, soundness and breed type, before colour when choosing my breeding stock, the interesting colours are just the icing on the cake for me.
My dogs have the relevant health tests that are available, as do any outside stud dogs that I may use. Passim dogs can be found behind many of the coloured Border Collies that are around today, both at home and abroad, and the number of people who have come back to me for a second or even third pup must mean I must be getting something right!
I enjoy hearing from anyone who has one of my Border Collies, or a descendant from my lines and it is a treat to receive pictures of my pups, and hear how they are getting on, you are very welcome to contact me on my contact page. I do hope you enjoy browsing my site, and will come back to visit again, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.