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Kim S
Kim S

Bordermeade Border Collies

LocationKempsey, NSW

Newborn litter

Pups ready to go home in 2 weeks

Hi, I'm Kim S.

My name is Kim Smith and I am founder of Bordermeade Border Collies on mid-north coast NSW I strive to breed well-adjusted loyal, healthy, happy puppies with excellent temperaments and good conformation to suit a variety of sports or just as a family companion. All our dogs are registered with dogs NSW. Dogs that…

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  • Breeding & Welfare
  • Health Practices
  • Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

Newborn & Planned Litters

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

Our border collie puppies are socialised with humans of different age groups and introduced to puppy culture protocols from day one including early neurological stimulation, early scent introduction, different sounds and startle responses. We also do personality testing of all the puppies at 7 weeks of age. We hope…

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Health

Our adult dogs are fully DNA breed profiled for diseases and traits. Our adult breeding dogs are also hip & elbow scored. All breeding dogs will be re-tested for any new diseases or traits that become available. Our dogs will never be mated to same carriers ensuring none of our puppies can ever develop these…

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Home environment

Our border collie puppies are raised in a rural environment and are familiar with other dogs and farm animals. We have a purpose built room to whelp our pups, with heating, air conditioning & opening windows when required. Also an outside grassed area with lots of toys and playground equipment for them to enjoy.

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Included with our puppies

On collection, you will receive a puppy pack that includes puppy manual with helpful information on your puppy’s ongoing care, including diet, training and enrichment, The puppy pack will include some food to ensure that the puppy doesn’t experience diarrhea from a sudden diet change, suitable toys and a blanket…

Health Tests

Core Tests(3/3)

Bordermeade Border Collies conducts 3 out of 3 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Border Collie.

CEA

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Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), also known as ‘Choroidal Hypoplasia’ (CH), is a genetic disease…

CEA

Hip Dysplasia

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These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…

Hip Dysplasia

PLL

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Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) is a genetic cause of blindness found in dogs, particularly affecting…

PLL

Additional Tests

Bordermeade Border Collies conducts 12 additional tests available for the Border Collie.

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This a genetic cause of cobalamin malabsorption found in Border Collies. Affected dogs cannot absorb Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) from the gut and therefore experience a range of gastrointestinal disease. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

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This condition mainly affects Newfoundlands although other breeds can be affected. It is a genetic condition which results in the production of kidney and bladder stones. There is a DNA test available to confirm that breeding dogs are not carrying this condition.

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This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.

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These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess the quality of their elbow joints. Dogs with very low ‘elbow scores’ are less likely to develop elbow problems in the future and less likely to pass hereditary elbow problems on to their puppies.

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Goniodysgenesis is a genetic cause of ‘glaucoma’, or increased pressure in the eye. Untreated glaucoma can result in eye pain and blindness. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this genetic cause of glaucoma.

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The MDR-1 gene (Multi-drug Resistance Gene 1) is responsible for producing proteins that protect the brain from harmful chemicals. Some breeds have a mutation in this gene resulting in them being dangerously sensitive to certain chemicals and drugs. It is recommended to test these breeding dogs for the MDR-1 mutation, so they do not pass on the sensitivity to their puppies.

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Myotonia Hereditaria/Congenita is a genetic disease that causes muscle problems resulting in a stiff gait and difficulty swallowing. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.

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Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a neurodegenerative disorder found in many breeds of dog. 7 varieties have been identified so far, affecting different breeds. There are DNA tests for each type, to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.

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Raine Syndrome, or Canine Dental Hypomineralisation, is a genetic disorder found in Border Collies, that causes their teeth to wear down abnormally fast. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

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Sensory Neuropathy is a serious genetic disease causing progressive neurological degeneration. Affected dogs develop difficulty with basic activities such as walking and swallowing and will eventually require euthanasia. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.

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Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS) is a genetic disease affecting Border Collies. It results in the dog’s white blood cells not being released from the bone marrow properly, meaning they cannot fight off infections. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

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Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD/vWD) is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by a lack of a specific clotting factor. There are three forms of the disease, types 1, 2 & 3. A DNA test is available for each type of VWD to identify whether a breeding dog is a carrier or might be affected. The severity of VWD varies widely between breeds and individuals, ranging from life threatening, through to having no impact on clotting ability.

Australia States

Transportation options

Australia States

Bordermeade Border Collies will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:

All states (QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, NT, ACT & TAS)

Getting your puppy home

Bordermeade Border Collies supports the following options for getting your new puppy home safely.

In person puppy pick up
Meet the breeder in person for puppy pick ups
Domestic air travel by plane
Supportive of domestic air transport by plane
Ground transport service
Supportive of on-the-road pet transport by car or van

Badges of Recognition

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About the Breeder

A little about us

My name is Kim Smith. I grew up in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. There was always a dog around while I was growing up but my favourite dog was my border collie x kelpie when my kids were growing up. Although she was spayed she was the best, most intelligent and well behaved dog I had ever owned. So I knew…

Why we got involved in breeding

I knew then that one day I would endeavour to breed the border collie. But my greatest love growing up was my horses and my dogs. I did the usual teenage pony club and trail riding but went into breeding Arabian horses at the age of 19. This was later followed by Shetlands when my 1st child was born. My love of…

Our special touch

Bordermeade Border Collies in NSW is a small kennel which allows us to give plenty of individual attention to all the dogs and puppies. Our dogs are part of our family and as such enjoy being with us wherever we are on the property keeping us company on caravan holidays or just lazing around the verandah. We…

Credentials

Association

Dogs NSW (ANKC)

Association number

2100097696

Prefix

Bordermeade

Breeding since

2019

  • Port Macquarie Dog Club Inc

Applying for a puppy

Apply for a puppy by answering a few questions so Kim can get to know you.
A$3,000

Lifetime Breeder Support & Genetic Health Guarantee & extensive puppy pack incl. registration certificate on limited registration (not for breeding or showing), toys, food, brushes and more

A$3,000