Rivermaid Border Collies - where it all began!

Over the past 20 years I have had the pleasure of Sharing my life with our Border Collies. I was a child that had "the knack" with animals and was always caring, training and nurturing animals. 

My first ever Border Collie I had was back in the early 80's she was called Scampi. When we rescued her she had been beaten & miss treated badly (because she didn't want to work cattle) she had a broken rib and was hand shy before i got her.

So began the task of training her and getting her to trust me.

Scampie Her training was All based on positive reinforcements with lots of love and compassion. I would of been around 12 yrs old then. I was an adult when she passed away and this was when Rivermaid Border Collies was founded back in 1994. I was lucky to purchase Tia and then a few years later Nicki.


Tia  and  Nicki

Temperament & Personality

  • When you meet our dogs you can see their level of tolerance and love is amazing,  They interact very well in the family environment, In fact they thrive on it.
  • It is very important that if you are looking to bring a working dog breed as the Border Collie into your family home that they ARE  treated as one of the family members And ARE  included in all the day to day activities and outings.  

We get countless reports back from owners on how even temperament the pups are and what very confident demeanor.

Rest Assure

  • I am interested in my dogs as they grow up, so I offer any help or advice that I can help you with, with your new family member.
  • If by some chance your lifestyle or circumstances change, or your pup is not fitting in with your family, then I request you to contact me to organise returning your Pup/ Dog back to me. There is no way that I could stand one of my progeny going to  pound.     I get many enquiries and have the right contacts to find a new suitable forever home.