Posted : 8/23/2009 5:23:49 AM
For Border Collies: Bodora Farm in GA. Owned by Bo and Dottie Davis. They breed for work drive, not show or pet though. Frisbee, Flyball, Agility and Herding. Also, www.bcrescue.org. There are several wonderful individuals handling the southeast in that rescue group.
Not to get on my soapbox or anything, but as a BC owner and lover, please make sure you know what you are getting into with this breed. Obviously, if you've owned one before then disregard everything I have to say other than the rec. However, if you haven't owned one or had experience with obsessive herding dogs, then think carefully. I love my girls, and my previous BC, and wouldn't trade them for anything, but it takes (no exaggeration) roughly four hours of devoted time every day to them to make them livable if you don't have sheep (or some equivalent) to work them on. That includes strenuous hiking in different places each time and/or 5 miles of bike riding, plus obedience work and some play time. I interact with them constantly and they both have to have jobs. Both are in herding and one also does agility. My previous dog was, if anything, more demanding. It's a little different when you live on a farm and they can accompany you everywhere, of course. I used to have such a situation and things were much easier.
I say this only because I love the breed completely, and I don't want anyone to get into them without knowing what to expect. The good rescue sites tell you the truth. So many end up in shelters or rescue (or stray) because they are lovely, athletic, and everyone has heard from the media how smart they are. The reality of their intelligence (and destructive power) will really hit you where it hurts if you don't give them what they need to be fulfilled. A bored, frustrated Border Collie is a force to be feared.
On the other hand, you will have the dog of a lifetime if you can devote the time to them. I'm not trying to discourage you by any means, I just want you to have the most positive experience. Good luck either way!