Welcome to Rivendell Collies….
Rivendell Collies is a very small hobby kennel located in southwestern
Wisconsin. I have loved dogs all my life, and they have always been a
part of my life. I think of showing, breeding, and sharing a life with
dogs as both an art and a science as well as a passion. I fell in love
with collies while in elementary school re-reading all of Albert Payson
Terhune’s collie books many, many times. Of course, I noticed Lassie
also, but the Terhune books made me think that I wanted to live out in
the country with collies when I grew up and write books.
My interest in collies has lasted for 55 years and doesn’t seem to be
going to go away any time soon. I acquired my first show collie in 1981
from Tamisett Collies (Ch. Wyndfall’s the Titan x Ch. Tamisett’s Golden
Dream). In 1992, I purchased my second show collie from Joyce Spirat at
Raptorvale Collies. That beautiful blue puppy bitch became Ch.
Raptorvale Lothlorien. My third, Ka-Zes Rivendell Simbelmyne, a lovely
tri who was bred last year to Ch. Winover Shadows in the Sky, came from
Kathy and Jerry Zehetner in 2005. I have studied and followed collies
for 30 years, but a demanding work career has severely limited any time
to breed and show during that period. With retirement on the near
horizon, my time is becoming my own to pursue this lifelong love. My
future plans include a 2010 repeat of the breeding that produced
Rivendell’s Forever in Blue Jeans (show record from the puppy classes
includes a major specialty reserve, a four-point all breed reserve, and
a Winner’s Dog placement) and Ka-Zes Rivendell’s Uptown Girl.
Shadow, Mina & Mary
Rivendell Collies & Irish Wolfhounds
Dr. Judi M. Roller
Phone: (608) 843-7952