I haven’t had any puppies born since our singleton Willa daughter- Miss Bee arrived last September. Bee is doing well, and starting to look a bit like her beautiful sire and dam– GCH Cherann’s Cherokee On Sacred Ground, and GCH Tairis Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This. I am co-owning Bee with the stud owner, Cheryl Kobularcik. Bee may make her debut at a local show this March– mostly for practice.

Bee is 4 months old now. Her AKC name is Tairis & Cherann’s Prairie Song.


Our sable girl from Canadian Jax and Amber’s litter last March is growing up with her co-owner Rosalie Money in Austin. Riley went to her first shows at the Collie Club of Austin this month and was selected best puppy at two of the shows.

Riley, a daughter of Amber and Canadian Jax.
This is Tai – now living in the Czech Republic

Tai, formerly known as Jax Jr., is also from our Canadian Jax/ Amber litter. (Am Can Ch VanIsle Prairiepine Afirmation out of Ch Milas Tairis Sugar N Spice @ Scalloway.) It looks like he is growing up beautifully at Lugaru Collies for owner Lucie Andrysikova.


Collie puppies almost always turn out to be adorable, but so many little details can go wrong for show purposes. Currently, a little star is shining from our litter sired by Lucas, (Ch Milas Tairis Commander’s Stardancer, out of Maxi, aka, Ch Tairis Perchance To Dream @ Scalloway) from the litter Lea Bertsch and I had in December of 2020. The sable girl, Arrow, (Scalloway N Tairis Cupid’s Arrow) is looking very cute. She picked up a major win at one of the Fort Worth Collie Club designated specialty shows last month. And Arrow was selected winner’s bitch, best of winners at one of the recent South Texas Collie club shows for two more points. Arrow excels in sound movement.

Arrow is trained & shown by her owner Lea Bertsch. She is co-owned with Debbie Jones.


Ch Alcor Do The Twist

Sally, aka Ch Alcor Do the Twist, is from the litter I co-bred in 2020 by leasing Leena with her owners, Susan Joslin and Cheryl Kobularcik (Ch Alcor N Cherann’s Entwined) and breeding her to Ch Scarborough’s Jagged Edge. I wanted a tri girl- which didn’t happen, but Susan took a pretty blue girl she named Sally from this litter, and piloted her to her championship in 2021. I believe Sally completed the points needed for her AKC grand championship this weekend at the specialty shows in Norman, Oklahoma. Sally got a best of opposite sex, and two Select Bitch placements. Congratulations Susan!


I missed most of the specialty shows in this area recently due to some health issues. I had a little bout with COVID, and some other medical issues.

My girls, Grace and her daughter Annie are looking pretty now that the Texas dog shows are getting scarce. I am hoping to get them both to some shows while they are still in their pretty winter coats.


I hope 2022 is a year that abounds with human acts of kindness. We should try to be as sweet and loving and brave as our dogs.