Welcome to Uherdit Border Collies!
My name is Debbie Willoughby and border collies are my passion. Our farm is located in a small town in southern Indiana on 16 acres of border collie paradise. I have been training and showing dogs for the past 16 years. While I started with Great Pyrenees I always had in interest in border collies, but knew that as a professional horse trainer I did not have the time to commit to them. After showing dogs for a few years I realized I wanted to commit my life to my dogs and so Uherdit began.
My first border collie, Scotty was ready to do it all, and he loved it to work. Unfortunately, at just one year of age, we discovered that he had sever hip displaysia and several other health issues. Because of my experience with Scotty, I am dedicated to doing everything I can to ensure any puppy I breed will stand the test of time. All of my dogs have to pass all of their health testing, as well as have the instinct to herd. Their instinct to herd is what gives them the drive and work ethic to do every thing else that border collies are so well known for.
About our breeding program
I would like to take a minute to discuss the importance of a sound breeding program. Here at Uherdit Border Collies each of our dogs must meet our high standards of sound structure, herding instinct, and sound temperaments. Each of our dogs and bitches have had their hip x-rays submitted to OFA and or PennHip for evaluation. Their eyes are cleared via either CERF or CEA/DNA through Optigen. Most importantly each of them is thoroughly evaluated on their conformation. We believe that it is important to know each dogs strengths and faults so that breedings can be planned to produce puppies of exceptional quality. Color is always a secondary factor in planning our litters.