Tartan Bay Puppy Placement Information

If you are interested in one of our puppies, please read about how we place our puppies below. If you are comfortable with that, please email me with a description of what you are looking for in a border collie. Tell me about yourself, your history in dogs, your family, living arrangements and other pets. I need to know as much as possible about you in order to properly match you with the right puppy. If you do not have the time to let me know all about you, then I cannot waste my time with you either. Sorry!

Tartan Bay border collie puppies are raised on Long Island, NY, USA. All of my breeding dogs, as well as outside studs, must pass health testing before I will consider them for our program. You can see all of these certifcations right here on my website. Our own dogs also must prove themselves in the show and performance rings before breeding. We certify hips and elbows with Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. DNA testing is completed so that no puppies are ever born with CEA or Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome. We strive to breed healthy, well-structured dogs that are not only great companions, but are also willing and able to complete in just about any sport available. I put a lot of thought and many hours of research into my breedings. My breeding stock is founded on some of the finest border collies from all around the world. Our dogs have produced conformation champions, obedience trial champions, agility champions and herding excellent titles. They are also extremely loyal and do best in homes that give them a job to do.

Our puppies are raised hands-on, here in my home, not in a kennel. They are exposed to many visitors, everyday noises as well as a variety of smells and footing surfaces. We believe in bio-sensor exercises but continue to expose the pups to all sorts of new things right up until the time they leave. All during this time, I am making my evaluations regarding temperament, structure, drive and suitability of homes for each individual pups. I will take a deposit once pups are born and I know how many we have and which sexes are available but I do not keep a "pick order". Rather I try to match the pup to the person. I am willing to consider all requests for specifics about a puppy and consider this in my placements but by the end of the 8 weeks, I know more about these pups than anyone else and use that knowledge to recommend which pup I think matches what you are looking for, if it exists in that particular litter.

Tartan Bay puppies are currently priced at $1500 and are most are sold with AKC's Limited Regstration. On occasion I may sell a pup eligible for confomation shows but these are always by special show contract and co-ownership while the dog is intact. All pups are up to date on their puppy shots, wormed and certified healthy by our veterinarian. You also get unlimited assistance from me for the life of your puppy. This pricing is less about the cost of the puppy and represents a fair price for the money and time I have spent not only raising this litter, but for the many hours of research and travel that I invest in my breeding program to find the best dogs I can. My own personal dogs come from these breedings and I am very picky! I only keep one pup from a litter but all of these pups were created with the same goals and standards for quality in mind. If you live far away, you should be prepared to come pick your puppy up here in New York.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to email me. Thank you!




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