Edge of Time Border Collies has their own website now- “www.eotbordercollies.com” . We have some information on this site, but please check out our new website for more detailed information.
Melissa grew up with Border Collies and has been breeding them for over 20 years . Our dogs are family raised on our farm .
Yes, there’s a Border Collie breeder in Vermont! We have pups born throughout the year .
Our Facebook page “EOT BorderCollies” has photos of current litters and more info, or you can email for photos. We have waiting lists for those wishing to pick a pup, and we post any available pups on our Facebook site.
Our pups are born in our home and live in the house for the first month. Once they are running about , they are moved to our dog area in our barn. This area is insulated and heated and has thick rubber flooring . There is a doggy door for them to exit to a large outside area that is fenced in with lots of toys to play with !
Current puppy prices are $1200 for color and $900 for black and white. We take a $400 deposit to hold your spot to pick a puppy . We go in order of who made the deposit first. Once pups are born, we will contact you , and you can choose a pup or wait until another litter. Your deposit will not expire . If we choose to stop breeding , you will be refunded your deposit. Your name will be bumped to the top if you don’t choose from the current litter.
Sometimes pups are not spoken for , and we will list them as “available “ on our site.
We also keep a list of “non deposit” interest, but that list is not contacted until the “deposit list” has been taken care of.
We like to ask where you live and what kind of home environment you will provide for your pup. We also want to be sure you are aware of their needs and their personality, to ensure a good home For our dogs.
With each puppy sale, $100 goes to A charity . God has blessed us in many ways and we like to give back to our local community and and also to missionaries in foreign countries.
Your new pup will be ready to bring home around 8 weeks old. He will be de-wormed and will have had his first set of shots. If you desire or need a health Certification for shipping, or any other reason, you will be billed for that in addition to purchase. We give a one year health guarantee on your pup. The pup will be on dry food when he leaves. They are fed 3 times a day when 8 weeks old. We feed Iams puppy food, in the yellow bag. Your pup will need additional vaccine boosters from you or your vet , so it’s best to schedule that shortly after he arrives home. A shot record will go home with the pup. Registration papers will be mailed to you a few months after you get your pup. we will need your pups new name for the registry. Most of our dogs are ABCA registered, and some are AKC, CBCA , or IBCA .
We now offer ground shipping anywhere in the USA. We can recommend shippers we have used or you can find your own through Citizen Shipper, a website that helps quickly finds a ride by a reputable shipper who has references and background check done. This ”door to door”
service is a wonderful option If you can’t get here yourself.
We are here to help for the lifetime of your pup! If you need help with training , behavioral issues, or anything else, please let us know. Our goal is to place our dogs with families that will have them forever, so let us help you make that happen!
Border Collies are active and like to be busy with a job. Although herding is their specialty, they can be content in many different settings as long as they are given things to do. They enjoy going places and being with their family . They like to play ball, frisbee, swim, hike, etc. They do like to chase things that move, so be sure to keep your pup safe from the road . We always have bones and toys for them to chew on.
We have made the very difficult decision to NOT allow visitors to see the young puppies. This decision was made after speaking to several other breeders and getting veterinarian advice. The young pups can get sick easily and the risk of germs coming in from multiple families is just not worth it.
The other reason is that meeting with visit is time consuming and often frustarting. There have been many times that I’ve made plans around visitors and they cancel or show uo early or late. Sometimes I’ve had up to 3 visitors a day, and this can be difficult with my small children and busy schedule. We spend hours a day caring for the dogs and puppies , so we need to use our freetime wisely.
You are welcome to meet our adult dogs or our puppies that are 8 weeks old or older . At this time they have been vaccinated and weaned. We would be glad to take videos and photos or even FaceTime if youd like to get a closer look at the pups. Thank you for understanding!
Purchase Contract for Edge Of Time Border Collies
Telephone and Email______________________________________________________________________________________________
Description of Puppy______________________________________________________________________________________________
Name Of Puppy_____________________________________________
Puppy/Dog Price is $__________, requiring a $___________ for non-refundable deposit. Health certificate for transportation, shipping, and board is extra. Balance of $____________ is due upon pick up and must be cash, paypal or bank check. Cancellation fees in the form of your deposit will be applied with no exceptions if purchaser backs out or cancels a purchase. Purchaser agrees to return the pup to the breeder without a refund in the event that they cannot care for puppy any longer, or breeder must approve of another home. This pup/dog must never be surrendered to a shelter or sold , without consent of the breeder. We will always take back the pup/dog in the event you cannot keep him or her. The Breeder affirms that the pup/dog is in excellent health, has had its first set of shots, and has been de-wormed 3-4 times. If puppy is being transported, it will need a veterinarian health certificate, in which the buyer will pay for. Buyer also pays for all shipping costs. If pup is left here longer then 9 weeks, a daily boarding fee of $10 daily will be added to final balance.
A one year Health Guarantee is included in purchase. This guarantee does not cover parasites, abuse, imperfections in teeth, retained testicles, or the loss of pup/dog due to accident, neglect, abuse, or any other non-life threatening problem. Under our Health Guarantee, purchaser may return pup to breeder in exchange for another pup if a licensed veterinarian has deemed him/her to have a predisposed or life threating issue. Pup must be fully intact, because often dogs can develop hip issues and other problems if fixed at an early age. Breeder is bound only to original buyer. Shipping costs are to be paid for by the buyer, including delivery fees .
Purchaser_____________________________________________________ date of sale____________________
firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-833-1767, Missy Abbott
Blue male, rough coat, prick ears , ABCA , IBCA and AKC registered. Ammo has a medium/low drive . He loves people and is very loving to his pack. He likes to go for walks and car rides , and play ball.
Red Female , rough coat, tipped ears, ABCA registered . Ruby is all business. She is a medium /high drive with a great “off”switch. She will sit and watch the animals all day , and loves to play with tennis balls. She is wonderful with children and prefers people over other dogs. She is the pack leader. Ruby loves going with us on hikes and horse rides. She throws blue, red, black, lilac and chocolate colored pups.
Black and white female, with freckles, rough coat, tipped ears, small/medium size. Millie is ABCA registered. She is a quiet girl who likes to keep out of trouble. She is low maintenance , medium drive. She is Sweet but not “in your lap” , she just minds her own business and behaves. Millie is the best mama I’ve got, she really loves those babies! Millie throws black and red colored pups, that are small/medium in size.
Black and white female , ABCA registered , medium/large size, rough coat, tipped ears. Dolly is the smartest dog we’ve got here on the farm. She figures out how to open every door and Is always chasing something ! Dolly is a high drive gal that loves to be herding anything she can find, including kids! she is always moving, is never cross, and is easy to manage and keep clean with her smooth coat that never tangles.
Blonde Female , CBCA and IBCA registered, rough coat , tipped ears, medium/large size . Maple is the sweetest dog you’d ever meet. She likes to give hugs and is definitely a people lover. She has a medium drive and great In the house Just laying around . She loves to play ball and other toys and also likes going for car rides and just being with the kids.
Mouse came to us from a Texas ranch. She was started in training for herding. She is ABCA registered, a blue merle, smooth coat, with one ear up and one ear down, very small size. Mouse is a goofy girl that is the best house dog you could ask for. She thinks she’s a lap dog ! She doesn’t bark and is extremely submissive to people and animals. She is very loving and excellent with children .
Black and white female , tipped ears , medium size. Our senior girl who’s retired . Tess loves everyone and lives for her horse rides with Missy.
Ash came to us from a Texas ranch. She’s a smooth coat merle, tipped ears, ABCA and AKC registered , medium size. She doesn’t bark, and gets along with all the dogs and kids. She is sweet and gentle, low/medium drive. She throws blue, blue merle, and black pups .
Red merle, ABCA and AKC registered , rough coat, prick ears . Fable is very smart and loving . She has picked Levi to be her “person” and he thinks that’s just fine 😊
Skye is registered ABCA . She is a rough coat with tipped ears. Skye has a high drive and has herding lines .
Let your new pup outside often and to the same spot to potty. Make a big deal out of it when they go, by praising and patting them or give a little treat afterwards. At first, do not leave food and water available at all times. Offer them food and water, and then take them outside after each meal or drink. If pup has an accident, stomp your foot or clap hands and shout “No”! and then bring him outside to his potty place. It is important that the first few months he is not unattended. If he goes in the house several times without being reprimanded, he will be confused as to where he’s supposed to go. If you can’t watch him, put him in a crate while you are busy. Training goes a lot faster if you keep on top of it to begin with. Don’t let him run free without you, or the training will take much longer.
We feed Iams Puppy food, starting at age 5 weeks. Your pup can change feeds easily, just mix the Iams with your new food. We feed small pups 3 times a day, and then once a day when they are adults. Always give fresh water. We keep water fountains in each crate so they can always have water, but if you find your pup is having too many accidents, you can offer water throughout the day. We feed our pups in their crate, but if you don’t have too many dogs, you may be able to feed in an open area. Dogs tend to be dominant over their food, so feeding in their own space is sometimes needed.
Feed your pup from your hand sometimes , as this will help them be submissive. Also take food away and push them out of it so they learn you are the pack leader. Have your kids do the same. It is important for your pup to respect you but also trust you. Many bad behaviors like biting or growling start from the pup being spoiled and not shown who the leader is.
We have a crate for each dog. This crate is used for sleeping , feeding, and keeping pup safe when we can’t watch them. Your pup will most likely cry and bark at first while in the crate , and it’s best to ignore him. If you let him out each time he cries , you will be teaching him to cry more ( like a baby learning to sleep on his own). We only let our pups out when they are quiet, so they are learning positive behaviors. Our dogs only go in when needed , basically anytime we can’t watch them. Dogs like small dark safe spaces to feel safe in. We have dog food dishes on each crate from Midwest brand. This way they can’t spill the feed And we have water drinkers that are hooked to the side as well. Amazon sells both.
We keep our dogs on wireless shock collars from pet safe. This way they can run around without getting into trouble Chasing animals or cars. Border Collies love to chase things that move, and will die doing so, therefore it’s your job to keep them safe. A fenced in yard is also an option. We don’t tie our dogs , but a long run from tree to tree is okay for some dogs but not all the time. Border Collies go nuts if left tied up.
Your pup should be vaccinated at 6, 9, 12, and 15 weeks. We will give the first vaccines and you will get a record of that. You can have your vet give the vaccines or you can purchase them and give them yourself from tractor supply or other online companies. It is the same medication, but if you don’t feel comfortable giving the shot, then go to a vet. Your pup Will be de-wormed several times before leaving. He will need to be de-wormed a few times a year after that. You can purchase de-wormer at tractor supply or you can get it from your vet. We recommend a yearly vet visit if you don’t have much experience with dogs. we suggest getting your dog fixed at age 1.5-2 years of at all possible. Waiting will help your dog grow better and there are less hip and elbow issues reported from dogs that have been left intact until fully grown. If you have other dogs around or if your dog has unwanted behaviors ( like peeing on everything) , then go ahead and get him/her fixed at 6 months of age. If your dog shows any signs of illness, bring him to a vet at once.
If you decide to breed your dog, you should learn from an experienced breeder how to care for your dog and puppies. Only registered Border collies that have had genetic testing done is recommended. We want to improve the breed. OFA hip and Elbow clearances can also be done at age two and prior to breeding.
Grooming - brushing your dog and giving him a bath once in a while keeps him clean and also teaches him to be handled. Trimming his nails carefully once a month or more if needed is also a good practice.
Always have lots of toys and bones for your pup . Border Collies like to keep busy, and if they don’t have enough to do, they will invent ways to keep busy. This may include chewing up your favorite shoes, or herding your kids. It Takes a Border Collie at least a year to grow up, so be patient. Take them for lots of car rides, walks, etc. They like to be with their family and will enjoy doing whatever your family is into, such as swimming , hiking, boating, car trips, etc.
Around 8 weeks and 14 months , your pup can go through a “Fear Period” . It is important not to pat or cuddle your pup of he fears something. Doing this will actually teach your pup that it’s good to be afraid. It’s best to ignore the behavior. If the pup is afraid of a new person, that new person can toss a toy to him, or pat him under his chin. Don’t let strangers pet him if he’s acting fearful. Submissive Peeing is also a result of fear or excitement . If your dog pees when someone new comes along, ask that person to please ignore the dog and not look at him or pat him. This is a phase that will pass once he ages. Once the dog has been around the new person, instruct the new person to squat down and offer his hand , palm up and not make direct eye contact. Let your dog go to him on his own and then the new person can gently pat him under his chin. These behaviors will pass and it’s important not to give up on your pup, even though it can be frustrating!
For walking, a collar or Harness should be used. If the pup is trained to walk beside you and learn the word “heel” when a pup, you should never need anything else. Petsafe makes bark collars and also correction collars if your dog is especially stubborn and needs extra help. Make sure you are not relying on these devices , and Be sure to read up or hire a trainer to help if needed.