Ballyhara was founded in 1990 when, at the ripe old age of 12, I began showing my pet collie in the local 4-H shows. It wasn't long before I began to explore the world of AKC dog shows, meeting many lifelong friends in the process. An avid reader, I devoured all available information about the breed I could get my hands on, and became determined to create a family of Collies that combined the health, temperament, and conformation qualities I believe define our majestic breed. To this day, all Ballyhara Collies have the expression, head detail, and joyful temperament we strive for in every breeding.
In addition to directing Ballyhara Collies, I am also an AKC judge of Collies, which provides another avenue to achieve my ambition of continually bettering the breed.