Barksdale Collies/North Carolina Collie Breeder
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Barksdale has been immersed in Collie culture for over 40 years. Collies bred from our stock have excelled in all disciplines, conformation, performance, therapy/service, and companions. Using the Collie Club of America's century old standard as a model, highest priority is placed on temperament and health. Please contact us if we may help your Collie dreams come true. You won't be the first ... or the last .Find us in Sanford, North Carolina.

I bred my first Collie litter while still in high school from a wonderful pet shop bitch in the late 60s. Since then, there have been over 70 homebred Barksdale champions, including CCA winners Ch. Barksdale Early Light (1981), Multi-BIS Ch. Barksdale Blush, ROM (1995), Ch. Barksdale Beneficiary, ROM, ROM-P (2002) and Ch. Barksdale Beauregard of Belleville (2004). I am the only breeder/owner/handler of Hawkins #1 Collies – Blush 1994 and Beneficiary, 2004.

Other homebred Register of Merit Titlists are Ch. Barksdale Luminary, and Barbara Cleek’s Ch. Barksdale Lochlaren Liaison, ROM, America's top sire in the breed 2012, 2013, 2014 and herding group for 2012. Barksdale Collies have achieved numerous other CCA Select, Merit Award, and Stud Dog and Brood Bitch class wins. I’m proud to show my own dogs in the BBE class and have finished 23 champions exclusively from that class. Retired Dot Gerth trophy for winning Best BBE at CCA 1997, 2002, 2003.

Collies from the Barksdale family have excelled in the performance arena, also - Barksdale Regimental Colors VCD2 UD PT NA NAJ AXP AJP was High in Trial at both obedience trials at CCA 2006, his kennelmate, Barksdale Expressly Yours VCD1 UD HT AXJ MJP is multi-titled and was nationally ranked for several years. CH Barksdale On 'Er Guard CD HSAd OAP and Ch. Barksdale Fantasia, CD, HT are also CCA Versatility titlists.

I have published Collie Expressions Magazine since 1992, have been President, VP, and Treasurer of the Collie Health Foundation since 2002 where I am a life member, also a Quarter Century Collie Group member. I have served on the Collie Club of America Breed Education committee 2005-present, served on CCA Standard Review Committee 2009, and have devoted most of my life to learning about and sharing knowledge of Collies.


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