Welcome to Boywood – and the amazing world of Border Collies!
Hi! We are Mary Lou Campbell and Kathy Keats, and we are thrilled that you have dropped by to learn more about the Border Collie and what we can do for you.
Border Collies are incredible dogs. When you have well-trained Border Collie, you have an incredibly smart, active and loyal partner, ready to participate in anything.
We are the Border Collie experts
Boywood Border Collies is your source of specialized Border Collie breeding and training.
We want to show you how amazing Border Collies are…
- We have over over 40 years combined experience with Border Collies
- We import and breed for working ability, temperament, health and structure
- Our balanced training methods have been proven to be effective both for companion and competition dogs
- Our adventures take you from our farm, onto the sheepdog trialling circuit around North America and across to the U.K.
We help find the right puppy for you and guide your training in the right direction, whether you are looking for an amazing partner for herding, dog sport or home.
We help you train the dog you have – to be the dog you want. – Kathy Keats
We are experienced dog trainers and competitors who want to showcase the amazing abilities of the Border Collie and help you enjoy the same incredible connection with your Border Collie.
Our proven methods develop a special relationship between you and your dog, and the results show, both in competition and in daily life. You can read a quick list of our achievements at the bottom of the page.
What We Offer
The same great qualities that make a Border Collie special can also be a problem in homes where they don’t get enough stimulation or their instincts get misdirected. We can help you stay on the right track! We have both local and online options. Click HERE for more about training options…
Looking for a puppy to join you in anything you can dream up? Click HERE for more about puppies and upcoming litters…
Looking for a started working dog or perhaps a companion that is past the puppy stage? Click HERE for more information…
Border Collies are a breed apart
It’s incredible to think that to this day, the Border Collie still helps farmers, shepherds and ranchers manage livestock to feed the world, as well as being an amazing sport dog and companion.
We still get the shivers watching them do what they were bred to do. There’s nothing more amazing than seeing a talented dog go gather a flock of sheep to your feet, just from instinct.
Although we realize most Border Collies are no longer used for work, the traits of a great Border Collie are still the traits of a great dog. A crazy Border Collie is of no use to a shepherd or as a companion.
Traditionally a working Border Collie is sensible, trainable, well-mannered and loyal. That’s what we want – a dog welcome anywhere. We’re sure that’s what you want too, and we can help you get there.
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As an additional gift from us, receive a 4-day email course on the 4 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Your Border Collie Puppy.
Mary Lou Campbell
Mary Lou has represented Canada twice at the ISDS World Sheepdog Trial, held in the U.K, has been in several double lift finals including the USBCHA National finals and the prestigious Bluegrass Classic Sheepdog Trial, and was the top team with her dog Dyna in the 2014 USBCHA National Final first round. She has also finished in the top 10 of the yearly USBCHA points.
Kathy has represented Canada at world competitions in both sheep herding and dog agility, winning the IFCS Overall World Championship and the IFCS World Jumpers Championship in dog agility. She has represented Canada twice at the ISDS World Sheepdog, and has also been in several double lift finals including the Bluegrass Classic Sheepdog Trial, the CBCA Canadian Championships, and the Kingston Sheepdog Trial. Kathy has also finished in the top 10 of the USBCHA yearly points system.