BAQILODGE KENNEL is dedicated to the collie breed and maintains a continuous quest for “canine education”, with particular emphasis on the beautiful collie breed. I try to use this knowledge to best advantage in my breeding programme: allowing Baqilodge Collies to be strongly competitivie in the show and/or obedience rings as well as wonderful pets and companions.
At Baqilodge we pay serious attention to the health and temperament of our collies, as well as to breed type and structural conformation – as called for by the breed standard.
We breed to maintain our bloodlines and to try and improve our stock. Breeding stock is eye checked and hip x-rayed and hold official certificates pertaining to these examinations. Puppies are whelped beside our bed and at about 2 weeks of age are transfered to the kitchen. Between 4-8 weeks of age (depending on the weather) they spend the day outside, seeing all the sights and sounds, but the evenings are spent playing in the kitchen and helping with the housework – all in the name of socialization!
Baqilodge is a small kennel maintaining 10-15 dogs maximum – each one dearly loved. I am a member of the Tasmanian Canine Association, a member of the Tasmanian Collie and Shetland Sheepdog Club and the editor of the Club newsletter, “Tassie Tails”. I am also a member of the Hobart Canine Obedience Club and an obedience instructor although I am not currently instructing. In January 2001 I was made an honorary life member of the Tasmanian Canine Defence League and in October 2001 awarded a Commendation for Services to Canines by the Tasmanian Canine Defence League in recognition of my work with rescue.
(Can you see Jantz looking in the tree for possums?)
In summer we spend time on the beach.
Thank you for looking at the photos of my Collies on this website. Instead of just presenting the kennel “stars”, I have included ALL the Baqilodge Collies who live with us – (OUR BOYS and OUR GIRLS) – or who have lived with us -(MEMORIES).
My gratitude and thanks goes to my mentors who have also inspired and encouraged me, John and Barbara Blake, Corydon Kennels, UK; Mary Wells, Blossom Hill Kennels, USA; and Carol Freeman, Calstead Kennels, Aust.
A very special thank you to the Kennels who have cheered me on through the good times and supported me through the tough times -Kazzahki Shetland Sheepdogs, Kgari, Pintado, Ngalla, Herrlicheine, Tyagong & Maigrey Collie Kennels, Mistryde Shetland Sheepdogs, as well as my fabulous vet & friends, Dr Geoff Deans, Hobart Animal Hospital, and Dr Sean Muir and last, but certainly not least, – to all the owners of Baqilodge Collies.
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THE ABOVE PHOTOS SHOW THE LIFESTYLE WE LIKE TO GIVE OUR DOGS.
OPEN EACH DOG’S PAGE