farm is situated in the scenic countryside of Van Alstyne, TX.
The house and kennel sit on top of a hill overlooking a lush green
pasture where cattle, sheep, and llamas graze. Wildlife can often
be seen crossing the field and can be observed from the front porch.
We are Alan
and Marie Koebke, owners and trainers of Alamar Border Collies.
Our emphasis has been and will continue to be teaching good stock
work and developing the natural working ability to its utmost in
herding dogs. We will work with any herding breed in our herding
program and any breed in our obedience training program. We strive
to bring the most out of each dog and handler we work with. We also
emphasize good canine manners and appropriate behavior while in
public or on the farm and a basic understanding of how dogs work
with people and with livestock We have an extensive board and train
program for basic obedience and also for stock dog training. Our
goal is to help you get the most out of your companion or hired
the most important criteria in our breeding program along with health
and temperament. Our Border Collies are worked almost daily and
their working ability is assessed on a regular basis. Alamar is
dedicated to preserving the working ability of the American Working
Border Collie. We do not breed or allow our dogs to be bred unless
they are showing exceptional ability and talent in herding.
Here at Alamar
we feel very strongly about preserving the talent and ability of
the working Border Collie. Our philosophy strongly believes that
you do not breed Border Collies for the hobby activities they also
excel in, but for their working ability only. All of our dogs go
to new homes on a spay/neuter contract unless they fit in one of
two categories. Either the new owners are experienced with working
BCs and share the same philosophy as we do about screening which
dogs should be bred. (This includes being willing to carefully screen
buyers as to their needs and experience, willingness to guarantee
pups and stand behind your breeding program, be a responsible breeder
in taking back any dog that either doesn't work or is in need of
re-homing). Or, they may be new BC owners, but willing to learn
and become guardians of the breed. We love for our new friends and
owners to do anything with our dogs that they want, but our philosophy
for breeding Border Collies is they should be bred for working ability
only, if they pass all requisite health screenings and are of sound
Link to Alamar
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Please look over our site and feel free
to write or call with questions. We
love to talk about our babies!!
Alamar dogs are registered.
* Hips PennhipCertified
* Eyes CERF Annually
* Excellent Temperament
* Natural Herding Ability