WELCOME TO RIVERRUN COLLIES!


"All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us!" ...Helen Keller



 
Riverrun Collies is located in the Town of Ridgefield, in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our collies enjoy the 3 fenced acres of our home and yard. We have a small river running through the middle of our property in which our collies have learned to swim and play. Riverrun is part of the Watershed for the Saugatuck River. We back up to the Bennetts Pond State Park which offers miles of hiking trails for us and our collies.

Riverrun Collies is a family affair.   We have always had collies in our household but started showing and breeding collies in 1996.   Our love of animals and showing has spread to our daughters and sons, their husbands and wives, and even to our young granddaughters.

Riverrun Collies has the on-going goal of producing fun loving collies of distinctive beauty and elegance combined with soundness of body and mind. Each Riverrun breeding is carefully planned, and we are extremely excited as every litter and new generation surpasses the one before...

Here at Riverrun, collies must be more than just a “pretty face”. They have to have intelligence and beauty, not just to excel in the show ring, but also to excel in the performance ring, and to excel in the most important place of all – at home as a loving and out-going family pet and companion. Great health and good temperaments are a high priority for us!

We are extremely proud of our collies accomplishments.  We have been honored along the way with some prestigious awards and wins in conformation and performance.    Many of our Riverrun Collies have performance titles.   We are honored also to have a number of our Riverrun Collies being certified as therapy dogs and they make visits to nursing homes and hospitals throughout the area.   A few of these very special collies are highlighted in our All Stars section of our website for you to view.  Loyal, loving, outgoing and always making you laugh - Riverrun Collies are "Something to Live By".

We have partnered with Mary and Rose Robischon of Galatean Collies.   It's more fun to do things together and we can accomplish so much more with our collies.   It is a privilege to work with the Robischons and to have them as good friends and mentors.

For further information about Riverrun Collies, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for visiting our site!

The Jacksons - Dan, Mary, & Jillian

Proud Members of:

Collie Club of America
Collie Heath Foundation
New England Collie Rescue League 
American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit









 
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Luca winning BEST PUPPY IN SHOW at the Staten Island Kennel Club.
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Two of our young hopefuls... Luca and Chantel

1st Rough Triple Champion in Collie History!

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"SCOOTER"

Much more than just a "pretty face"...

SCOOTER WAS AWARDED THE MOST VERSATILE COLLIE 

AT THE 2012 COLLIE CLUB OF AMERICA NATIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW!

We are very proud to announce...
Scooter is the First Rough Collie
Triple Champion in Breed History!

Conformation!   Performance!   Obedience!   Agility!   Herding!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SCOOTER AND MICHELLE!
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Tanner graces the cover of Collie Expressions Magazine.
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A great time in the snow!
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Jillian and "Cassie"

Can't believe that Jillian is now 24 years old 
 and is off hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine!  
Our collies have helped raise our four children
sharing in everything...
A Riverrun Collie is something to live by...
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How quickly the kids and puppies grow up!

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Champion Riverrun Jump for Joy
with her good friend Emily.
Jump is loved and owned by
Ann and Jim Boles.
Jump was honored to receive the
SHINING STAR AWARD
for her many hours of therapy work at the

Children's Oncology Hospital in New Jersey
at the 2012 Collie Club of America
National Specialty.
 
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We are honored to have been accepted into
the American Kennel Club's
Breeder of Merit Program







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by Riverrun Collies
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
No pictures or material may be used without permission from the website owner
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CH. RIVERRUN GALATEAN THE LION ROARS

AWARD OF MERIT

2014 COLLIE CLUB OF AMERICAN NATIONAL SPECIALTY



 
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Riverrun Collies at Play

 
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                                        Forest Ranger, Bradley Shoemaker
                                                      and new puppy Yogi

                                         taking a walk together in the woods.
 
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Michelle Shoemaker with Gabby
(CH MACH Riverrun Wyndham's Dream Girl CDX RN HIAds MXB MJB)
winning her Intermediate Sheep (HIAs)Title
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          "Stephanie"

          CH. Riverrun Dreamin' Out Loud

 
          2009 Collie Club of America
           National Specialty Show
           Springfield, Massachusetts
          Winners Bitch

                   CH. Riverrun Dreamin' Out Loud Additional Photos


         
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One of our Jenna & Tanner Pups
at 10 weeks of age.


 
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CH. Riverrun Lion Song Puppies
CH. Riverrun Fluffernutter is on the far right.
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You can never have too much fun!
Especially when mud is involved!
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There are many reasons to choose
a Riverrun collie puppy.  
Here are a few of them!

Puppies sired by Ch. Riverrun Lionheart.
Mom is Mainstay Back of the Moon 
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Gina & Stephanie relaxing on the couch.
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After finishing their championships,
Fluffernutter and Lexi shared the same
whelping box and raised their two litters
together ... an unusual happening
in the dog world!

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Sigh... Guess who's next for a bath!
This "beauty" is our Anya, Riverrun Sparks Will Flame.

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