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Patton CKCC Jan 2018 WD 5 points

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Patton, aka GCH Tairis Runnin’ Down A Dream,  is our pride and joy. He is a big, sweet, silly boy with the flash and style we like, along with excellent soundness. He finished his AKC championship and grand championship by the time he was a year and a half old with multiple specialty wins. He is a son of nationally ranked Samson- GCHB Scalloway’s Lion Hunter, out of our Poppy- Ch Tairis A League of Her Own. His mother, Poppy, was from our litter out of Ch Milas Madam Butterfly bred to GCHS Aurealis Endeavor.

Patton’s litter was full of quality. We also love his sisters, Willa, (Tairis Sweet Dreams Are Made of This) who is a specialty winner, and group placer herself, and nearing her championship, AND Maxi, (Ch Tairis Perchance To Dream At Scalloway), – who just finished her championship. We co-own Patton, Willa, and Maxi with Lea Bertsch of Scalloway Collies. Lea has done a great job showing them, and loves them as much as I do.

Willa 3 26 2018

Maxi face at Austin CC














We liked this litter so much we repeated the breeding and now have eight new puppies that look very promising.

Penny from the new Samson/Poppy litter



Castle in some Texas bluebonnets April 3, 2016

Ch. Monarch Cornerstone. ♥ Castle is a beautiful, sweet boy with a great pedigree that we purchased from Monarch Collies. He is now semi- retired.





Alistair front Poppy back 4 11 15



We are thrilled with the puppies from Bridgit’s breeding to Gr Ch Aurealis Endeavor.
Poppy is all grown up now and has her AKC championship!

Poppy gets her CH 10 15 16

Ch St Roch’s Moonlight Serenade
We had a very special visitor in 2014 from St Roch Collies! We had the privilege of leasing the fabulous Flurry from the Moyers of Tulsa. Flurry was bred to Adam- a young champion male bred by Tairis Collies. Flurry is back home in Tulsa now, but left us with 5 beautiful puppies. We kept  pretty Carina and co-own her with Cheryl Kobularcik.  See our planned litter page for the details.
Flurry’s pup- Carina- at 10 months.


It's now-: Champion Cherann's Tairis So Melodramatic, aka- Smelly Melly!


Melody is our one and only smooth collie, and our favorite drama queen! Melody was one of those collies that posed like a model outside the show ring, but tended to act like a squirrel when she was shown.  Shea Beck trained Melody to show, but it took her breeder, Cheryl Kobularcik, to convince Melody to do it in the show ring. Cheryl ended up putting all of Melody’s points on her.

Melody won a 4 point major at the Fort Worth Collie Club show under Millie Myer, and finished her championship the next day at the Nolan River all breed show -  handled by Cheryl on 01/06/2013! 



We were blessed to get an exciting  addition to our collie family from Milas Collies. We are the proud owners of  Ch Milas Madam Butterfly (Bridgit). Bridgit was bred by Lynn Butler and Lotta Hedman.  She is a very beautiful collie with a sweet, fun personality. She fit right in with our family and we feel very fortunate to have her here.  See Bridgit’s page for more pictures and information about her.  Check our blog for updates.

Ch Milas Madam Butterfly (Bridgit) Photo by Lynn Butler




Layla in front by Carina Bridgit and Melly

Layla sit 01 05 2015

We are delighted to have obtained a co-ownership with Cheryl Kobularcik of Layla- ( Cherann’s N Tairis Share The Luv) – the pretty tricolor daughter of Ch Cherann’s No Stranger To Luv and Ch Alcor With A Twist.  Layla (formerly known as Smarty Pants) is a beauty- very sweet, and so much fun. She is quite a poser!











 Kenna got her championship!

Now it’s Ch Tairis Persistent Witness!

Kenna is one of the few remaining collies of Con-Te and Shaladon breeding.

Kenna was shown to a major win by Larry Patterson on May 10th, 2014 to finish her AKC championship. Tina and Larry did a great job conditioning, grooming, and showing her, Previously, Kenna picked up a 4 point major in Kenner, LA.  Many thanks to Lea Bertsch for showing Kenna, and Frank Trevino for grooming her. We have awesome collie people in Texas!


Kenna is now retired and living the good life on a ranch in New Mexico.






Tairis Collies are located in  North Texas, on the western edge of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex.  We are not a ‘kennel’, but have a few collies that live with us as members of our family because we love the breed.  Dogs, in general, are great companions, but there is nothing like a collie.  We selected the name TAIRIS for our collies because it is an old Irish word meaning loving and loyal.  That is certainly descriptive of collies. I am a 3rd generation collie lover, as my mother and grandmother loved the breed too. I started attending dog shows as a teenager and have become an admirer of many breeds– but no breed touches my heart like a collie. Currently, we show in conformation as time and finances permit. We plan to try some herding and obedience activities in the future. I am a member of the Collie Club of America, the Collie Health Foundation,  and the Fort Worth Collie Club. I hope to see this wonderful breed continue to thrive and bring joy to future generations.
All collies are beautiful in their own way, but after decades of observing show bred collies, studying the collie standard, and pedigrees of our favorites,  we have formed a picture in our mind of what we consider ideal collie type. We plan to have an occasional litter with that picture in mind- with the goal of producing beautiful, typey collies for show &  companionship.  We consider good health, and sound temperament to be  essential goals as well. A quality collie is a joy to our eyes and our hearts, and it is a pleasure to share that joy with other responsible collie lovers. Our pet collies are placed with AKC limited registration and a spay/neuter contract. We will not ship our puppies. If you want to get a collie from us –let’s get to know each other. Come for a visit and fall in love –because our puppies are sold face to face only. For pedigrees or more information, please email us at tairiscollies@yahoo.com  
Please check our blog for recent news and pictures.


Madeline- a Bridgit daughter, and Ty – an Onyx son at one year old. They are owned by the Murrays in Florida.



Tairis Collies is a proud participant in the AKC Breeder of Merit program


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