Trailwind Collies has been the home of conformation and performance collies since the
mid-1960's. I have been training dogs for 50 years and in that time have put nearly 150
AKC titles (along with a smattering of NADAC, USDAA, and AHBA titles) on 18 collies and 2
rescued border collies. Those titles have included 8 conformation championships, 6 UD's, 5
TDX's, 4 MX/MXJs, 5 MACHs and, most excitingly, a Triple Championship (conformation,
agility and herding) on
TC GVA Trailwind Fairways Fast Forward, TDX, HXAds,MXB,MJS,XF
A collie was my first purchase after graduating from college and I began obedience
competition with that dog who became Sierra Trace, UD. "Trace" was the beginning of a
long, wonderful "ride" in the world of collies and dog sports. I then branched out into
conformation, tracking, herding, and finally agility came into being, and it and tracking
promptly became my passions. For a few years I competed and bred under the Windhaven
kennel name and the most notable dog bred with that name was group and specialty
winning Ch Windhaven's Trailblazer, UD. When I changed kennel names, I combined his
name with the call name of one of my early bitches ("Windy") and also Jan Shields' "Wind"
(Ch Antrum All Try of Northshield, UDT, upon whom my original conformation dogs were
based) and came up with Trailwind.
I've also had some success breeding collies, breeding several champions in just a few
litters, and am the breeder/owner/handler of BIS Ch Trailwind's Bright 'N Breezy, UDT, the
only all-breed Best In Show winning Ch UDT collie in the history of the breed.