About Us

Neil and Kathryn live in the Kaimai Hills just outside of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. We live on just over an acre which is great for our collies to run free in - when they are not sharing our house or a bed or two! Our children have grown up with our collies and had their own special ones along the way.

We began our journey with our first collie who came to live with us in 1992 just before our first wedding anniversary. Neil had always liked the rough collie, while I had grown up with dogs of the Heinz 57 variety. It was not until the year 2001 that we bred our first litter. Along the way, we have had people come into our lives who have helped our understanding of the breed and who have been instrumental in the collies we have today. Some of those people are Marie Heath of Clekarn Collies, Gaye Jones of Cathkin Collies, Dilys Stephens of Glenrere Collies.

We have had an interesting journey and love the collies who have been part of our lives and look forward to those yet to be.

As always with life, things are constantly changing and we hope you will check back regularly to see what is happening. Please take time to browse the following pages and meet the collies we share our life with. You can email us with any queries about our site or about collies.


Below are some helpful links and places we have visited over the years. 

Dogs NZ
Cathkin Collies
Balinfern Collies
Highclere Collies
Strathaven Collies
Carluke Collies
Malinallin Kennels
Cathgarry Collies