Someone else from Oregon! We seem to be few and far between!
I have 'Tessa' out of Gracie & Angus from Faraway Farms in Vermont, Laura Lee's dogs. She is WONDERFUL. The perfect farm dog: sweet, listens well(notice I didn't say MINDS well), natural herder, not BC hyper, but enthusiastic about work/play/life in general. She will be 2 in April and I have found a stud for her that fits the recent description of an 'English Collie'- smaller, stockier, prominent stop, dense coat....but is an AKC reg. boy from a local breeder.
Tessa has passed her eye & hip checks and 'Major' will be going through this also before any hot date happens in the spring.
I'm glad to hear your are semi-near-by. I'm outside of Corvallis.
Blakesley Creek Farm
p.s. see Tess at geocities.com/bellwetherwool