CHECK MY BLOG FOR MORE CURRENT INFORMATION! Puppies expected about July 17th-18th, 2024 from our champions Grace and Harry. Strong Milas pedigree.


We are expecting mid March 2021 puppies from Amber sired by Canadian Jax. Amber (Ch Milas Tairis Sugar & Spice @ Scalloway) was produced by Ray Hokanson of Touchstone Collies. Amber is owned by me (Debbie Jones), Lea Bertsch, and Lynn Butler and Lotta Hedman of Milas Collies in NY. I specify Amber being bred by Canadian Jax ( AM & CAN Ch Van Isle Prairiepine Afirmation) because Amber’s first litter was sired by a different Jax. The first Jax (Ch Milas Rigoletto of Tairis) is our Poppy’s brother, owned by Alma Metz in PA. Both Jax’s are sons of the great GHCHG Aurealis Endeavor from different dams. Canadian Jax was visiting with me at Tairis to finish his American championship and sire some puppies – which he has. Canadian Jax brings some different beautiful collies from his dam’s side including the gorgeous national CCA best of breed winner GCH Headline’s Soldier of Light to our family.

Watch my blog for news of Amber’s puppies. I will be whelping her litter, but they will be raised by Lea Bertsch at her home in Spicewood, TX.

Amber at South Texas show 2019.

Jax on the way to his American championship. Shown by Laurie Jeff Greer



Even though I told myself last time we had puppies NOT to ever have two litters at once again, I didn’t listen. It is possible that we may have two litters born in June 2020.

As usual, almost all our collie girls came in season at about the same time. I debated with myself about breeding Poppy. Poppy’s last litter just turned a year old. Poppy is still in her breeding prime time having just turned five years old. Poppy has been a fertile girl, an easy whelper, a good mother, and I LOVE her puppies. So I decided to breed her one more time to a very handsome dog that compliments her nicely. She was bred to GCH Southland Aurealis Island Nights at Aurealis Collies in Washington state.

Poppy- Ch Tairis A League Of Her Own – a daughter of GCHG Aurealis Endeavor and Ch Milas Madam Butterfly. Poppy has three champion kids and three other major pointed offspring we hope to see finished when dog shows are back in business.

Kasen- GCH Southland Aurealis Island Nights – a son of Ch Southland’s Bowen Island ROM, CCA BOB and Ch Aurealis Rumor Has It

If Poppy takes, she will have all tri factored sable puppies as she is pure for the sable gene.

Willa was three in January and has never had puppies. I could hear her biological clock ticking. I bred Willa, our three year old daughter of Poppy ( Ch Tairis A League of Her Own) and GCHG Scalloway’s Lion Hunter (Samson) to a young, handsome, near Champion male in Illinois owned by Debbie Ferguson called Hoss. Chatham’s Double Exposure (Hoss) is a normal eyed, sable merle son of Ch Larksput Thanks For the Memories, and a grandson of GCH Wyndlair Point Given. If Willa (GCH Tairis Sweet Things Are Made Of This) takes, she could have puppies in every collie color- sables, sable merles, blue merles, tricolors, and whites with any of those markings.

Willa- GCH Tairis Sweet Things Are Made Of These
Hoss- Nr Ch Chatham’s Double Exposure bred and owned by Debbie Ferguson. Hoss has three specialty major wins at just over a year of age.

As I can’t stand to wait and see, I will get ultrasounds done on Poppy and Willa in mid May to see if they are expecting or not. I am hoping! These are exciting breedings that could produce some lovely babies. I will try to get the pedigrees typed and posted after I know if puppies are on the way.



Two of the pretty collie champion girls that I co-own with friends are currently in Pennsylvania with Alma Metz being romanced by two of her outstanding males. Leena- (Ch Cherann’s N Alcor Entwined) has been bred to Jagger- (Scarborough’s Jagged Edge.) Jagger is a beautiful sable merle son of Jax out of Scarborough’s A Winter’s Dream. Jagger will be starting his show career this winter. His brother, Sky, is a huge winner in Argentina- currently the #1 Herding dog there with multiple best in show awards. Leena could have puppies in every color but white.

Leena, Ch Cherann’s n Alcor Entwined

Amber (Ch Milas Tairis Sugar & Spice @ Scalloway) is also in Pennsylvania to be bred to Jax ( Ch Milas Rigoletto of Tairis) Jax is a handsome brother of our Poppy from the litter sired by GCHS Aurealis Endeavor out of Ch Milas Madam Butterfly. Amber could also have puppies in every color but white if she takes.

Amber at CCA

If all goes well, we could be blessed with Christmas puppies in our stockings! I will post updates when we have more news.