Telfer is old Scottish name that has cemented itself in the border region beginning with the Norman conquest, through the era of the Border Reivers along with other Border Collie surnames like Turnbull, and into the very foundation of the Border Collie breed. The storied Old Hemp was born to Adam Telfer in 1893, and border collies have stayed in the family for generations since.
When Dave at Little Heelers wrote about the Formakin Canine Stars (which also include a couple of talented border collies), he included a video of the dogs in action. Also on that video site I found a video from 1943 which features Nancy Telfer a Northumbrian trainer of sheepdog champions:
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