It looks like Jax- our handsome visitor from Canada- is going to leave us with some of his sons and daughters! We postponed showing Joni and Grace to take advantage of Jax’s visit, and bred him to our Poppy/ Tyler daughters. The ultrasound done today shows that both girls are pregnant. If all goes well, they should deliver puppies around December 9-11, 2020. These breedings are complimentary in phenotype and pedigree. I expect beautiful, healthy, and sweet babies. Both Grace and Joni should have sables, tricolors, and white puppies with sable or tricolor markings. Joni could have more whites since she is white. Both Grace and Jax are white factored. I’m so excited to see these puppies!

Grace – aka- Tairis Love Walked In– with Lea Bertsch at one of the Collie Club of Austin shows. Grace currently has 5 points and one major specialty win.
This is Joni, aka Tairis A Walk In the Clouds with Roxanne Jourdain at the CC Austin shows.


Jax – Can & Am Ch VanIsle Prariepine Afirmation with Laurie J Greer.
Now hopefully leaving a legacy in Texas

If all goes well, there may be some puppies available about 9 weeks after they are born, after first vaccines are given and eye checks are done. Please email Debbie if you may be interested in a puppy. There could be a few puppies available. I am hoping for a couple of dynamite show prospect puppies to keep.

Our beautiful Willa- GCH Tairis Sweet Dreams are Made Of This- was also bred to Jax ( Can Am Ch VanIsle PrairiePine Afirmation) but she missed. We will try to breed Willa again later. Willa is too special not to try again.

Willa, GCH Tairis Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This Willa is a multiple specialty winner, group placer and my favorite shadow.


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Maxi’s pregnancy is confirmed by ultrasound 11/19/2020! She is very pregnant! Maxi, Ch Tairis Perchance To Dream at Scalloway, from Poppy’s first litter sired by Samson, is co-owned by Lea Bertsch and Debbie Jones, but she is more Lea’s girl. Maxi took a trip to Commander Collies in south Texas and was bred to the near champion boy Lucas, Milas Tairis Commander’s Stardancer. Lucas is owned and lives with Margie Blount, and is co-owned with Debbie Jones. He needs one single point to finish his AKC championship- which we hope will happen later this month. Both Maxi and Lucas are pure for sable so that all her puppies will be sables. Maxi will have her puppies at Lea’s house near Austin, and she will be in charge of the Maxi babies. They should be beautiful puppies! As a bonus – all the puppies should be MDR1 N/N. Maxi’s puppies are due about December 16-18, 2020.

Maxi- aka Ch Tairis Perchance To Dream At Scalloway with Lea. Maxi is expecting puppies sired by Lucas (Milas Tairis Commander’s Stardancer)

Milas Tairis Commander’s Stardancer aka Lucas- with Laurie Jeff Greer . 14 points, 2 majors.
Margie grooming Lucas at the Humble shows.

More puppy updates will follow!


In other fun news: Queen, aka Milas Tairis Bohemian Rhapsody, was entered by her owner Elaine Spaulding in an AKC Virtual dog show. Steve Spaulding took a video of Queen and Elaine practicing in their yard and submitted it for the recent online competition. Queen was selected best collie puppy and then BEST HERDING PUPPY over numerous entries. Big Congratulations to Elaine and Steve! They are doing great with this big puppy girl. Queen has so far also picked up 4 AKC points towards her championship. Queen is a daughter of Amber sired by the other, older Jax- Ch Milas Rigoletto of Tairis. We are excited about Queen’s future!

Queen in her summer coat.