"In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that 
money cannot buy - to whit, the wag of a dog's tail."
Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885)





I suggest anyone thinking of purchasing a Beardie puppy please read the poems below, although amusing they give good insight into what it is like to have a puppy in the house.  For an excellent description of  the character of a Bearded Collie and  what it is like to be owned by one go to the Bearded Collie Club of America website, although I do not personally agree with the early spay/neuter of puppies,  this page is a great introduction to the Beardie.

     Also if you wish to contact me be prepared to tell me all about yourselves and your family, your lifestyle and what you would expect of a puppy.   While we don't wish to be rude we would not contemplate letting a puppy go to anyone we were not comfortable with.


Kelvin Faulknerīs Whelping chart  

ClickerSolutions Training Articles

The BCCA Public Education Initiative

Your Purebred Puppy Advice

Irena's pedigree database - six generation pedigrees available

Where to buy a puppy

Puppy in the house:

This could happen to you!
Buffy getting into trouble...



More photos of Buffy ...

Poem for New Puppy Owners

Don't smell crotches, don't eat plants,
Don't steal food or underpants.
Don't eat my socks; don't grab my hair,,,

Don't eat those peas, don't touch that bush,
Don't chew my shoes, what IS this mush!?!
Eat your cookies, drink your drink,
Outta the toilet! Outta the sink!

(and must you kiss me after that!?!)
Raising a puppy is not for the lazy,
Those rugrats are funny, but also quite crazy.

Don't despair through the toil and the strife.
"Cause after three years you'll get back your life!
So lets go for walkies, so you can do your "thing"
And maybe I'll get back my diamond ring!

-Author unknown

Beardies can be great food
 thieves or counter surfers!!!

I put this one in the binder for my puppy people.

The Life of A Puppy

This morning, I woke up and kissed my dad's head,
I peed on the carpet, then went back to bed.
"The life of a puppy, oh my, this is great."
Then I thought about breakfast," I hope it's not late.

Mom took me outside, we walked for a while.
This never fails to make Mama smile.
I sniffed of everything, that we did pass,
I ate something weird- it gave me gas.

I'm sure God loves me, I know that is true.
He gave me so many great things to chew.
Rugs, plants or rocks, I really don't care.
What I truly like best, is Dad's underwear.

That obedience book, was sort of yummy.
Though it didn't sit well on my poor puppy tummy.
I threw up a bit, but that was all right,
When Mom found out later, I was well out of sight.

I made streamers of T.P., while running at full speed.
Mom is pretty quick--but I was still in the lead.
I flew under the bed, and Mom flew past,
She stopped-shook her head, and breathed, "You're too

Mama later phoned Daddy, and said, "It was frightening!"
That afternoon, she was sure I'd pooped lightning.
She'd sat at the computer, while I chewed the cord,
She thought I was mad, but I was just bored.

When Mama had enough, couldn't take anymore,
That's when my tushy got shoved out the door.
I love it inside, but outside is best.
Lay in the cool grass, and had a good rest.

That didn't last long, there was too much to do.
Can't quite remember where I hid Daddy's shoe.
I found an old bone, and scratched at a flea,
I watched the dumb squirrels as they jumped in a tree.

I barked at the kids, when they got off the bus.
I can't figure out why this makes Mama fuss.
I barked at the neighbor, I barked at the wind.
I barked and barked, till Mom yelled,"COME IN."

The sun dipped in the west - soon Daddy would come!
I sure love my daddy: we always have fun.
I barked at my daddy, then turned on my charms,
I woo-wooed, "Hello," then jumped in his arms.

Sitting under the table-- it's sooo hard to wait.
Daddy slipped me a goodie right off his plate.
I raced through the house and scattered my toys,
Ricocheted off the furniture, and made lots of noise.

Mom found her purse - the one I abused.
Daddy let loose a chuckle, Mom asked "Amused??"
I cowered down low, I must be in trouble.
Dad said, "Wasn't MY boy, it must be his double?"

Mom turned off the TV, and said, "Time for bed."
Dad said "Let's go boy," and patted my head.
I got in my spot, between Mom and Dad,
I thought bout my day and what fun I had.

Mama kicked out my bone from the covers below,
Then let loose a sigh -- a sigh deep and low.
She gave me a kiss, and snuggled me tight,
And whispered so softly, "My darling, goodnight."