Alamar's Border Collies

 
Photo by 2MC Design
 

Alamar is dedicated to the working Border Collie with excellent health, structure, temperament, and herding ability. Our dogs are screened for hip displasia, eye problems, and herding ability. Alamar believes the only true test of herding ability is actual work. We breed for herding ability, not the "hobby-type" activities that sadly dilute the working ability of the American Working Border Collie.The dogs work sheep, goats, or cattle regularly. They compete regularly in herding trials as well as work in animal assisted therapy. Puppies available occasionally.


Come view our past litters!

Available Border Collies

Alamar is having a GREAT year!
come check out our highlights of the year!

Alamar begins evaluating puppies early to ensure they are matched with the best working situation for each puppy and family.  These are two puppies from Joe and Shotsey their first time on stock at 7 weeks. Click here to view video by Kathy Mazzola.

 

 
Alamar's Border Collies Boys
 
 
 

Alamar’s Pickin’ and Grinnin’ HT PT HSAS HIAS HXAS STDs JHD HRD I HTAD I HTD I HRD II HTAD II HTAD III HSAD HSBD HSAC

Banjo is a Spur son out of Rosie, born 12/21/2003. He was chosen to stay because of his sweet disposition, talent and ability. He has every bit of his Dad's power, but with a little more finesse. He has become invaluable around the farm and is as dependable as they come. He has proven his worth with extreme weather conditions when he worked in the driving rain with a broken toe and never quit, to the 105 degree heat without a falter. He has a heart as big as the state of Texas. He is also the kindest soul with children and puppies and everyone he meets. We are really excited about this boy.

 
 

Alamar’s Chairman of the Board HT, PT, JHD, HSAS, HIAS, HSBS

Boss is another member of the “dirty dozen” born

August 4th, 2006 .  He is a powerful dog with a sweet personality and plenty of drive to work.

 
   

HC Lynwood Rab HXAS HXBS

Rab comes to us from Scotland. He is a black
and white, rough coated dog with a distinctive style. He is a small dog
weighing about 38 pounds. He is very fast and intense with a tremendous
focus on his work.

Rab has an outstanding temperament and has an amazing willingness to please.
He is completely devoted to Alan and they will make an awesome team! Look
for them in the fall of 09.

 
   

HC Alamar’s Ponderosa HXAS PT HSAS HSAD HSAC HSBS HSBD HIAS HIAD HIBD HIBS JHD HRD I HTAD I HIBd HXAd HXBd HXBS aka: Joe

Joe has come home to us after spending the first 2 years of his life in what turned out to be a less than ideal situation. He is a 40 pound dog with a heart of gold and the working ability to match. He is turning out to be a wonderful addition to the Alamar Line up!

       
   

Introducing Alamar’s Little Grappler PT  HSAS  HSBS “Mo”

Mo was born in August of 2010. He is a 40 pound black tri with a direct look and a firm presence on stock.

       
   

Alamar’s Texas Tea "Jethro"

“Alamar’s Texas Tea” has returned to us from his first home when his owner no longer had time to work him. He and Alan are becoming a team as Alan does some re-training with him to build his confidence. Jethro is the spittin’ image of his dad, Joe and shares his intensity and drive to work. He is a powerful dog that has no fear and will work cattle as well as sheep and goats. He has tons of presence and does not give up. Couple all this with a disposition that is as sweet as they come and you have our snuggle-bug, Jethro.

       
     
Alamar's Border Collies Girls
 
 
 

 

HC HCH Red Dawn’s Betsy Ross At Alamar HT HSAS HSAD HSBS HIBS HIAS HIAD HXAS HIBD HXAD HXBD STDs STDc STDd OTDd OTDs HTD I-s HTAD I-g HTAD I-d HTAD II HTD II HRD II HRD III HTAD III HTD III

Stich was born July 5, 2002 and is a Spur daughter.

NEWSFLASH!!
Stitch finished 2008 ranked #4 in the US in advanced competition.

       
 
Photo by Debbie Schwagerman
 

Alamar's Head 'Em Up HT, HTD I, HTAD I, PT, HSAS, HIAS, HXAS HIBS

Born Dec 21, 2004

Emma is a smooth coated, black and white girl. She is striking in the face and very sleek and built for speed. She started working on goats at about 4 months. She shows no fear and earned the place in the Alamar lineup with her drive and desire to control livestock.

 

       
   

Alamar’s Songbird HT PT JHD HTD I HSAS 

Lark is a petite little bitch born August 4th, 2006 .  She is one of the “dirty dozen” that kept Rosie and the rest of us hopping. 

       
 
 

Alamar's Last Call HXAS HXAC

Although Gin belongs to Chad and Stacy McEntee, Gin will be a member of the “Alamar Gang”. She is showing signs of being quite the cattle dog.

Photo left-This was her first time on cattle at 6 months old.
Photos by Pat Corl

       
 
Alamar's Little Gem

Pearl is a prick eared female out of Melissa Winter's Carli and our Spur.  She is a strong, high energy girl with tons of presence.  She adapts easily to different types of stock and is proving to be a welcome addition to the Alamar line up!

 

       
 
Alamar's Shot O' Gin HSAS

Born 5/18/2010 out of Gin and Mirk

       
 
 

Alamar's Get Your Gun HT PT

Annie is another Joe/Lark baby. She is a petite little girl with firm command of her stock.

       
   

Alamar's Chip Off The Ol' Block PT HSAS

Pebbles has returned to us after a short stay elsewhere. She is in training again and should be debuting in the fall in Started. Pebbles was born September 13th, 2009. She is a split faced, black and white girl with the sweetest disposition we have ever seen on a BC. Pebbles is from the last litter Rosie had with Rab. She likes all dogs and people and is kind to her stock. She is fast and intense and has a naturally wide cast. She is working on rating her stock and does a great job of keeping her stock where she wants them. Hopefully in time she will live up to her legacy of her herding Champion mom and dad!

       
 

This is the first litters Alamar has had in several years but they just keep getting better and better! 

Here are a few shots of the HC Alamar’s Mirk/Alamar’s Little Gem (aka Pearl) litter their first time on stock at 7 weeks.

Here are two puppies from Alamar’s Shot O’ Gin HIAS HSBS HSAD (Shots) by
HC Alamar’s Ponderosa HSAC (Joe) their first time on stock at 7 weeks.

       
 

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