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Viewers may have seen this story on TV. It is unfortunate that Consumers are taken by their hearts and do not use their heads when shopping for a dog. AKC is a registration service for tracing ancestry of pedigreed dogs. It does not guarantee anything else but record keeping. So Buyer Beware!
Do your homework and research. Find out the breed best for your lifestyle and understand the requirements the breed has and the physical/genetic limitations inherent in the breed. No dog is perfect. However a careful breeder will have better quality stock and that includes temperament too. Vote with your dollars and do not believe in hype alone! The show hype of championships is no guarantee of quality, just dollars spent showing a dog in the show ring.
All of our Washoe Valley Collies are bred for health, happiness and structural soundness for a herding breed, first. And they MUST fit within Human Society, no matter what their role in Life is! We do limited breeding and our breeding stock is health and genetic tested before breeding. All pups are socialized in our home and exposed to as much stimuli as possible so they are bomb-proof in personality. WE are picky who we allow our dogs to go to, and we screen for the best homes possible for our precious Collies! Anyone local to us is invited to see our Collies in action. And we own our own sires and dams, so you can see parents, grandparents. So we know our stock and their health and personalities! Appointment is necessary. Email us.