I have owned, showed and bred Border Collies for over 40 years. I initially worked obedience, some agility and did some sheep dog training. In later years I have concentrated on breed showing having qualified a Border Collie for Crufts in 1978 and every subsequent year.
I have been judging Border Collies since 1978. I have been awarding Border Collie CC's since 1990. I have judged in many countries abroad & now judge all the breeds in the Pastoral & Working Groups, the Groups & Best in Show in the UK at Open Show level.
I am president and founder member of the West Of England BCC. I have been both the Chair of the CEA/DNA working party & the treasurer & still am the Kennel Club representative of the Border Collie Breed Council.
I am a Kennel Club Assured Breeder with all 4 accolades including that for excellence.
Tonkory Border Collies have been named the "Top Breeder for Border Collies" 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. We also won the all breed Breeder Stakes Final at Crufts in both 2009 and 2010, and won 4th place in 2011.