JLM Border Collies 

Our Dogs

The Dogs of JLM Border Collies: Personal Profiles...

To view each dog's personal page click on their photo. You will find their pedigrees, trial results and videos!  (Videos coming soon!)


Our Breeding Foundation:

Diesel CBCA 5365 : Foundation male.
Now retired. 



Diesel was my first trial dog.  I purchased him as a pup and we took our first herding lesson when he was over two years old.  Both Diesel and I caught on quite quickly, however I was very fortunate that Diesel was such a naturally talented and biddable dog.  He put up with all of my mistakes and we have become a very successful team.Diesel has proven to be an excellent Open trial competitor and his ability to read stock is rarely surpassed .  I was very lucky to get such an amazing dog with such an excellent temperament and it is these traits that he passes on to his pups.  All of his pups that have been put to stock have been extremely easy to start.  They are biddable, but not soft, and tend to naturally cast around their sheep from the very beginning.  Diesel’s pedigree is excellent.  On his sire’s side is Bill Berhow’s Nick who was 3 time US National final’s Champion and is in the ABCHA’s Hall of Fame. On Diesel’s mother’s side is Chris and Wendy Schmaltz’s breeding and contains some excellent trial dogs.

Diesel has eyes clear for CEA and his hips are OFA certified Good
Optigen DNA tested.  Genetics rated Carrier. Significance for breeding: Diesel mated with any Normal rated female will never produce an Affected pup with CEA.




Keen-Eye Sky CBCA 4513 : Foundation female.
Sky has now been retired from motherhood.  She is our foundation dam and her greatness is carried forward in our dogs Chloe, Marvin, Boomer, and Harold!  Thank you Sky for being such a wonderful mother!


I purchased Sky from Keen Eye Stock dogs as an 8 week old pup.  She was incredibly easy to start on sheep.  By 6 months old she could Down, Stay, Stand and keep sheep to me.  She is a very high drive, high intensity female that passes exceptional talent to her pups.  She comes from proven working bloodlines.  Sky’s sire Cody CBCA 113 won numerous trials on both sheep and cattle during his lifetime, and her mother RGC Cate ABC 226582, comes from excellent working stock.  Sky crossed with Diesel has consistently produced pups that have showed excellent stock sense and are extremely trainable. 

Sky has been Optigen DNA tested clear for CEA with genetics rated Normal. Significance for breeding: Sky can be mated to any male and never produce pups Affected with CEA.


CWS Millie CBCA 8119:  Foundation female.
Millie has now been retired from motherhood.  Her genetics are carried forward in JLM Emma.  Millie has produced some exceptional offspring that are succeeding in a range of disciplines from herding sheep, to working cattle, and also agility.  

 
Millie was bred by Chris and Wendy Schmaltz  and comes from a long line of successful trial dogs.  Her mother, Gin CBCA 5718, has had an exceptional trial career on both sheep and cattle.  Some of her winnings include 2006 ASDA Field Finals Champion for Pro-Novice.  She was 2007 Triple Crown Champion; finished 10th in 2008 at the CBCA Finals in Kingston, Ontario; and 4th in the USBCHA 2009 Cattle Finals. She was also 4th at the USBCHA Championships out of 150 dogs in 2010 and 7th in the USBCHA cattle finals!  This earned her the title of USBCHA's Dog of the Year in North America for 2010!  Millie’s sire is Creed CBCA 5861.   He is a son to Wendy Schmaltz’s excellent dog Fly.  She is now retired, but her career winnings include 2009 - ASDA Cattle Dog, 2009 Western Canadian Finals Driving Champion, 2009 Triple Crown Reserve Champion, 2008 USBCHA Semi-finalist, 2008 Calgary Bull Sale Champion, 2008 Triple Crown Reserve Champion, 2008 ASDA Cattle Dog, 2006 Triple Crown Champion, 2006 Northlands Farm Fair Champion, 2006 Lloydminster Exhibition Champion.  Fly is full sister to our Diesel’s grandmother Fran.  Millie no doubt brings exceptional quality to our breeding program and is also showing lots of talent on the trial field.  In her first field trial ever entered Millie placed 4th the first day and won the second day in the Nursery class at the Coldstream Classic Field Trial.  She has a beautiful outrun and nice pace.  She is a looser eyed dog than I am used to, but her style of work should make for an excellent trial career to come!  Eyes clear of CEA through parentage.

Millie is DNA clear for CEA.  Both her parents have been Optigen tested with genetics rated as Normal, therefore Millie is also genetically Normal for CEA. Significance for breeding: Millie can be mated to any male and never produce pups Affected with CEA.


W2W Abby CBCA 11050:  3 year old black and white female.


Abby came to us from Wall 2 Wall Border Collies located in Manitoba.  She is our newest addition and not only brings some excellent genetics to our breeding program, she will no doubt be an excellent future trial dog.  Her sire, Del'Mar Skeet comes from very good breeding, carrying two international supreme champions in his pedigree.  Abby's mother Nell can be traced back to 3 time US National Champion, Berhow's Nick.  Abby is a sweet and calm minded little girl and is an excellent addition to our kennel.  She is really coming along in her training and is showing excellent eye and style.  She has beautiful balance, is very stock smart, and is the type of dog that I love to work with.  She will be a strong future competitor.  We are also very excited about future pups from Abby as they will be no doubt very talented.

Abby has been Optigen DNA tested clear for CEA with genetics rated Normal. Significance for breeding: Abby can be mated to any male and never produce pups Affected with CEA.
Abby has hips OFA certified with a rating of Good.



Our Prodigies:

JLM Boomer CBCA 7558:  8 Year old tri coloured male


Boomer is a son of Diesel and Sky kept from 2009’s litter.  He is a large short coated male that is  a carbon copy of his sire Diesel.  Boomer was a stand-out since the day he was born.  He is a very self-confident young dog  that was the alpha pup of his litter and substantially larger than the rest.  He is an incredible character, a class clown of sorts!  His playful and reckless behaviour has gotten him into all sorts of trouble including requiring shoulder surgery to repair cartilage damage sustained from colliding into a steel irrigation wheel at top speed.  Boomer was named BC's Dog of the year for 2013 in Pro-Novice. His debut in Open began in 2014 and he has been a strong competitor at that level.  He is a beautiful natural out runner and possesses Diesel’s excellent balance.  He is very biddable, extremely intelligent, and improves every trip out on the training field.  Boomer has matured into a dog that can handle any stock and any chore.  He has taken Diesel's place as my "go to dog" to get tough jobs done. Eyes clear of CEA through parentage. 

Boomer has been Optigen DNA tested clear for CEA with genetics rated Normal.
Boomer has been DNA tested for TNS (Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome) and is clear and genetically Normal. 
Boomer has been DNA tested for I-GS (Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome) and is genetically Normal.
 Significance for breeding:  Boomer can be mated to any female and never produce pups affected with CEA, TNS, or I-GS.

JLM Harold CBCA 10311: 5 year old tri coloured male


Harold is our pride and joy!  He is a line-bred pup from the crossing of Sky to Marvin that we kept from our 2012 fall litter.  He is the last pup of Sky and our beloved Marvin.  Harold has a wonderful temperament and is a spitting image of his father Marvin.  The combination of  Marvin's talent and tremendous heart with Sky's excellent feel for stock proved to be a great crossing. Harold has developed into a handsome young dog now and is showing an incredible talent for work.   He has an excellent eye and feel for his sheep and is always in the right place at the right time.  After a successful Nursery year and excellent showing at the 2015 Calgary Stampede where he came 4th out of 60 dogs on the 2nd day, Harold will be moving up to the Open class in 2016. For more information about Harold please refer to his personal page.  The link for his page is found in the top toolbar of each page.   

Harold is DNA clear for CEA.  Both his parents have been Optigen tested with genetics rated as Normal, therefore Harold is also genetically Normal for CEA. 
Harold
has been DNA tested for TNS (Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome) and is genetically Clear/Normal. 
Harold has been DNA tested for I-GS (Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome) and is genetically Clear/Normal.
Harold has been DNA tested for CL (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis) and is genetically Clear/Normal.
 Significance for breeding: Harold can be mated to any female and never
produce pups Affected with CEA, TNS CL, or I-GS. 

Harold is also OFA certified for his hips and rated Good.


JLM Emma CBCA 11799: 3 year old black and white female


  Emma is the product of a breeding that took two years to achieve and we hope that the patience and veterinary intervention was worth the effort.  She is the combination of our great foundation male Diesel and CWS Millie.  She carries some exceptional bloodlines and will be our last prodigy from both Diesel and Millie as both are now retired from breeding.  Emma, aka. Gemma, is an excellent tempered pup that is biddable, easy to train, very intelligent and has a very "go with the flow" attitude.  She well into her training on sheep and is coming along nicely.  She is a perfect blend of Millie and Diesel, with Diesel's great feel for sheep and Millie's forward movement.  She works softly around her sheep, yet isn't afraid to use her teeth and possesses Diesel's  outstanding gather and fetch.  She is a big outrunner, but not too wide, and comes in softly onto her sheep with no training needed.  We are looking forward to competing in the Open class with her in 2018.
Emma is CEA clear through parentage.

JLM Eeva CBCA pending: 3 month old tri-coloured female



Introducing Eeva.  She is a very special girl that we kept from our 2017 crossing between Abby and Harold.  She has a wonderful temperament, loves people, and is brave and tenacious.  We are tremendously exited to see her grow up and to start her training.

For more information about the genetic diseases that we have tested our dogs for, please refer to our "Border Collie Health" page.  The link is found at the top of this page.
  
                                                                                                                                          

In Memory of
JLM Marvin.



To the greatest dog I have ever had the privilege of loving. 

Marvin was a son of Diesel and Sky, born in 2007.  He was a difficult pup to handle.  Full of drive and grit he was a handful to say the least!  His talent became evident early however, and I started his training at a mere 6 months of age.  By 11 months I entered Marvin into his first sheep herding trial and he handled it similar to a dog far beyond his age, placing 2nd out of over 10 dogs!  He was truly a star in the making and by the young age of only 2 had already earned himself the title of B.C's Pro-Novice Stock dog of the Year.  Before the age of 3 years old Marvin was training for Open Field trials and was running out over 600 yards to find his sheep.  He was truly gifted.  It was just after Marvin's 3rd birthday that tragedy struck.  Marvin went lame.  He had a horrible accident, crashing into a fence post at top speed earlier in his life that I believe was the seed that grew into a nightmare.  Nerve damage that he sustained from that crash triggered a tumorous growth to begin to grow.  Undetectable for the first 2 years, we had specialists of all kinds, numerous X-rays, ultrasounds, everything to try to find the source of this mysterious and worsening pain.  In June, Marvin very suddenly became struck with excruciating pain.  We sent him for an MRI and finally found the demon.  A growth had followed a nerve and had grown up under his shoulder blade and had entered into his spine.  There was nothing that we could do and on June 13th, 2013 we had no choice but to put him down.   Marvin was an incredibly talented sheep dog, but he was also a wonderful father, a member of our family, and my best friend.  He will be greatly missed, but I am so thankful that I was given the years we did spend together.  Marvin's legacy lives on in his son Harold.      

  



JLM Marvin 2007-2013