Telfer’s Border Collies 1943

Nancy Telfer and her Border Collies, 1943

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:

SHEEP CHAMPION TRAINER – Video – British Pathe.

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.