Avondale Collies is situated on 5 beautiful acres in northeast GA. Hoping to breed 1-2 litters a year we have a small breeding program and big dreams. We only have a litter when we are looking for our future breeding/show prospect. Every litter is planned with care and raised in our home with our family. We utilize Early Neurological Stimulation and Puppy Culture protocol to ensure a wonderful well rounded collie, no matter the lifestyle. We health test and are slowing putting all our results on the OFA website so they are easy for everyone to locate.
While Avondale Collies truly began when I met my husband in 2003, I have been in collies over 20 years. From the 90’s until 2003 the collies bred, owned and loved by me were under the Roselyn kennel name. I finished my first smooth by the age of 15 completely owner handled. I am thrilled that my daughter has shown interest in going to the shows with me. She helped train our last litter and has stepped into the ring numerous times since then. Take a look at our History page to see some of the collies that taught me so much about this world.
Ch Blu Ridge Rumline in the Winners class just before winning Winners Bitch CCA 2015 Owner/Handled by Hailey
When it came time to start again, I was searching for a bitch that had the virtues I was going to focus on. I knew the family of dogs I had admired and actually used in the past. I had the opportunity to see “Shea” Blu Ridge Rumline, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. She was 12 months old and I knew she was what I wanted to move forward. Her grand dam was Ch Southland’s Confederate Sky (WB CCA 2003) and was the family I wanted.
Ch Blu Ridge Rumline “Shea”
Shea came home with me and within 2 yrs we had done the same as Skyler, Shea was WB CCA 2015. She decided to make me wait for a litter and right before her 6th birthday she finally became a mother. I acquired 2 other special girls in the years following Shea’s misses. I leased a blue girl Ashes, from Lisa and Steve Finkin and kept a beautiful tri girl Olivia. Olivia finished in a handful of weekends from the bred by class with 3 majors. I acquired Hannah from her breeder Diane Cauble when she was 5 months old. I had fallen in love with Hannah as a puppy and admitted to myself I wanted her a few months later. I now needed a male that had the virtues and pedigree to truly bring my vision to life. In 2017 an opportunity came my way that I couldn’t have planned. Ch Southland’s Bowen Island was siring his last litter, via frozen semen. I had the amazing gift of spending time with those babies throughout their first 16 weeks. At 9 weeks a beautiful sable boy came home with me. He was everything I could have hoped for, “Reid” Southland Avondale Island Memories, and is the core of our future here at Avondale. He went out as a puppy and garnered 7 points with both majors from the puppy classes. He has been home maturing and will be finished in no time.
nr Ch Southland Avondale Island Memories “Reid”
pictured @ 12 weeks
Reid is already the sire of champions, with numerous offspring near their championship and even more that haven’t begun their show carrier. He brightens every day with a zest for life unsurpassed. An opportunity arose for a smooth bitch. Alice was a beautiful girl and had the pedigree I had been waiting for in a smooth. All 4 of these girls were bred to Reid and the impact they have made and will continue to make is indescribable.
Our foundation is what makes our future so bright.
nr Ch Southland Avondale Island Memories "Reid"
Ch Southland's Bowen Island ROM x Ch Aurealis Rumor Has It
Ch Blu Ridge Rumline "Shea"
Ch Sealore's Shore Leave x Ch Blu Ridge Ride the Waves
Ch Avondale Scandalous "Olivia"
Ch Southland's Fort Knox x Tapestry Smoke & Ashes
Caublestone Avondale XOXO "Hannah"
Charisma's Commanding Presence x Ch Southland's The Georgia Peach
Aurealis Thru the Looking Glass "Alice"
Ch Aurealis Endeavour ROM x Ch Deorsa's Once in A Blue Moon
We will continue to strive for the perfect collie, and along the way enjoy every minute of our journey in and out of the conformation ring.