Double "R" Siku
"Siku" (body of ice in Inuttitut language) Name so fitting living near the Arctic Circle.
We got Siku as a puppy last year from "Jed and "Grace" the parents. Siku is a very energic, playful dog living in Pangnirtung, Baffin Island just 535 Km`s away from the ice covered Greenland coastline.
When I contacted double "R" last year, I was fixed on what I was looking for in a dog. A dog that would not be shy of the Arctic environment and at the same time, a dog we can have as a friend here in our home
and on many of our camping, fishing and outdoor trips. "Siku" has been everything I wanted....and more!
We have had Siku just over 7 months now and we look
forward to many wonderful years together as we venture and travel the great outdoors of
our Territory. Now dont let the nice thick hair of Siku fool you, he is a very fast energetic dog who loves running
and is very playful! I may be wrong, but I believe Siku is the most northerly member of your
great double "R" border collie family yet. Just Kilometers below the Arctic Circle he has crossed it by Snowmobile
he is growing fast and is a beautiful dog.
With many thanks we remain.
Kilabuk and Family.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
MLA for Pangnirtung
Double "R" Pickles.
My dog Pickles came from your breed of border collies 11 years ago! She loves everyone
she meets, Pickles is a big, longhaired and LAZY dog. She enjoys unrapping presents at
christmas and going in the truck with me to plow snow. Double "R" Border collies are the
way to go, I plan to have another one very soon!
Double "R" Sasha & Harley
My Tribute to Double r scottie.....
I remember Scottie from the local exhibitions and seeing him herd the ducks, It was at that moment that I decided I wanted a Border Collie. So we went up to "just look" and yes we picked Sasha out she was 3 weeks old and she was one of Scotties many pups. She is beautiful and she looks just like her father Scottie, I actually think she was cloned from him, the only difference is that Scottie had the more male features where our Sasha has the female features. So since our Sasha we have adopted another one of Double r pups, this one his name is Harley, He is not one of Scotties but man he is also smart.
So thanks to the wonderful and Smart Scottie because of him we have border collies and I can honestly say there will be no other breed that we will adopt. Thank you Scottie for leading us to border Collies. You will be greatfully missed.
We love you Scottie.
Sheri and Gerrard Day
Double "R" Bodhi
Double"R" Bodhi is the most wonderful, loveable,good natured,intelligent and fun
dog I have ever had. I couldn`t
have even imagined he would be this great. A real gem
Double "R" wee Scottie
Well our wee Scottie is now a full grown 10 months old. He is the love of our lives.
I cannot imagine what our lives would be like if we didn't have him. Our trip last September to your farm was one of the best things that ever happened to us. And to think we almost missed him.
We consider ourselves to be very lucky. Scottie is the most personable dog, extremely friendly, a joy to have around, and has the energy of 10 normal dogs. During daylight hours, he rarely stops running, playing, chasing whatever we will throw for him, and making us laugh with his personality. He just never stops. He's on the go always. We need a 12 year old boy.
Roy, you mentioned that you were trying to breed a dog with the smarts of your Scottie, and the athletic ability of a couple of your dogs whose names I can't remember. Well, we may have him. Chasing the Frisbee or any type ball, he is the fastest dog we have ever seen. Quick and agile, he can turn on a dime. We feel he is extremely smart, although we ourselves have not trained him as well as we know you could have. With both of us working, it is not easy. The training is coming, but, it's a bit slow.
We just wanted to tell you how happy we are and we want to thank you for letting us have him. I don't know when, but, hopefully, we can bring him back for a visit and have him meet his parents, and siblings.
Please let us know how things are in your world. We still get on your web site often and see what is going on there. Feel free to e-mail or write.
Avril only has 1000 pictures or so of him.
bye for now
Ross, Avril and Scottie Jr.
Double "R" Pat
:Hello Roy. Its been a long while since I have talked to you,but I was on your
web site this am, and I thought I would send a picture of my favorite buddy,PAT, I believe
you will remember him as Bruno. Anyway I have a real gem of a dog,very smart,loves the
truck,play ball ,fresbey, swimming, the outdoors, .A more faithful animal you would never
find. Thanks again for such a great friend.
Dartmouth, N S.
P.S, Pat is seven years old.
Double "R" Rioghnachs)
Hello, I am Rioghnachs adopted mother Samantha. (pronounced REE-O-NAH) We
call her Rio for short and she answers well to both. She is a very
playfull doggy, but she will not leave the other dogs and cats alone I will admit.:
Her parents are Dbl R Bud, and Jill. She is a smooth coat so has short hair.
She is extremely sweet natured. She is very inquisitive in the house and
yard, but doesn't like to venture out of her own territory much.
quite nervous around others when she isn't in farmilliar surroundings. An
early on accident on our hardwood floor led to many trips to the vet, so
she is now a favourite there. She loves hugs and kisses, and will sit with us
on the couch when we watch a movie. She barks at strange sounds coming from
the TV which is quite amusing I have to say although we learned a little while
ago that her bark is much bigger than she is herself. It startled us quite
a bit. But we now know that we have at least one reliable watch dog.
She will fetch bones, sticks and balls in the yard, and goes crazy running around.
She beats our other 3 dogs running most of the time, except perhaps our
whippet. She is an all around amazing dog, and is perfect for me.
We live on a spacious property in Porters Lake Nova Scotia.
Double "R" Gus
Hi Roy: It will be one year this Christmas day 2005 that our Gus came into our
lives. He was so chubby and cute, my daughter took him home then we all went to my mom and
dads for christmas supper. He of course was the main attraction that day and has been ever
We visit there often. No need to put a leash on him. He jumps out of the car and goes
straight to the door. He also plays chase with their Shitzshu. Funny to watch as Gussy is so agile
and Buff has little short legs.
He never leaves our yard. He loves our cats. Our main coon kitty
is a month older than Gus. The two of them play chase and pull and chew on each other.
Gussy knows exactly what time his dad will be home. He sits at the top of the steps waiting for his
car. They play frizby every evening. It is the most amazing thing to watch. People are amazed,cant
believe their eyes.His jumps,fast moves,spins,commands. We have seen it on TV but never
thought we would have it in our back yard.
Cathy David and Gus Kennedy
Double "R" Bill
My name is Glenna Reichert. I was born and raised in Westville, NS. went to Calgary AB.
to chase my dreams of working with horses and found a greater love in working herding dogs.
Upon my return home, in the year 1999 to Nova Scotia with my new found love; my
first goal was to find people who also shared in this. That is when I found Roy. He helped me to train an Australian Shephard
I was working on and sold me my first Border Collie Bill (parents Scottie and Chase) The moment I saw Bill I
fell in love. He has proven to be everything I wanted and more. Bill and I live in Morden Manitoba where we work in a 3000 head feedlot
He helps me pull sick calves from pens of Cattle, and loads Cattle on trucks. Along with these
great talents he plays with my two young children so gently I have no worries when he is out in the yard with them. I cant imagine life without
Bill he is my coworker,companion and friend. I recently purchased a new puppie from Roy
Kaley is her name (parents Maggie and Roger) She is showing signs of being a great cattle dog, she
is easy to handle and learns well. Roy treats his dogs with great kindness and has a special bond with them.
He has some different and great ideas on training working Dogs.
I am very privileged and honored that he has taken the time to
show me his training techniques. Roy and his Double R dogs are both very exceptional and
I would recommend them to anyone interested in owning a dog as a playmate, worker, companion, or just to have there as a friend.
Thank you for everything Roy. You are one of few great mentors who have touched my life.
Double "R" Clancy
Clancy was a 2002 pup from Roger and Tammy.He is an absolutely amazing dog!!
Although when we first got him we almost gave him away the first week, as we were not used to dogs and he was
quite a handfull,but we are so glad that we didn`t . I took him to obedience classes and we completed every level
two sessions in open, which he flew through all levels with flying colours. I started doing agility a couple of years ago with him,
which he loves, and has recieved Top Dog at Masters Agility in Moncton two years in a row, judges choice in Saint John
this summer and has received his ADC. We hope to some day compete at the national level, and
will compete at the Regionals in Fredericton this year to see if we qualify. Clancy has also completed the CKC Canine good neighbour program
and has recieved his certificate in that as well. Everyone in our neighborhood knows Clancy,,, He`s just a great Dog. Daphne Waye/Paul Baker.
Double "R" Sasha
My dog Sasha is two years old. She is a great pet and companion. She is very playful but also very obedient. She can do all kinds of tricks, and she loves to go to the beach. I can't imagine life without her. Rhonda Leach: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Double "R" Fern
My dog Fern is a great family pet. Her father is Double "R" Scottie. She is highly trainable and has a friendly disposition. She is currently being trained for tracking, and is doing very well. Fern enjoys long walks and thoroughly enjoys swimming. Even though Fern is very atheletic, she is a calm, quiet indoor dog. Howard West: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Double "R" Rose
Rose thinks she is in charge of the household of our Parkers Cove home. Now just over 1.5 years old, she is truly a joy to have with us. Active when she is outside with us in the fields and woods, mellow by the fireplace indoors. She is great with kids and has travelled well with us as far south as South Carolina.
Double "R" Hemp
I must say one thing about the breed, they herd anything from a cat to a mop. Even if you are carrying a stick, they have to herd it too!!!! There's not a day that goes by without Hemp herding something. But Hemp's favorite thing to do besides herding is to play ball! I really enjoy having Hemp around, he is the funniest dog I have ever owned, and I would own another border collie again. They are smart, herding all the time, friendly, and love to be around you.
Double "R" Cinna
Its hard to believe its been almost 6 months since we bought Cinna home. She has bought so much joy to our life. She adapted very nicely to our busy lifestyles and had no trouble settling in. Cinna is so smart. Within a week she was already doing simple tricks on command. She breezed through her obedience training and listens very well. Her training is ongoing and she learns more each day. She loves to cuddle,play, run and go for walks. Cinna can spend hours playing fetch. She is getting very good with the frisbee too. She loves her daily visits to the dog park. At the park she excels on the ramps and through the hoops, so this Spring we are going to start her up in Agility training. Cinna is a very social little puppy ; loving all humans and other dogs. It is a pleasure to come home to her:) She had a wonderful personality and an excellent temperament. There is not a day goes by she don't make us laugh, doing the cutest, silliest things. At 7 months old, she is just as beautiful as the day we bought her home. She's our girl!!
Roy, thank you so much for giving us Cinna!
Double "R" Belle
This is Belle,our familys pride,joy and great scource of entertainment. Belle is now
six years old and a daughter of Chase and Scottie. It has been a wonderful six years. She is a dog
of exceptional temperament,personality,agility and heart. Her favorite activities include continually
trying to make friends with our sour old (but well loved )cat Hannah,going for walks and swimming
in the Mira River in Cape Breton,and of course jumping in the air for frizzbees.
Belle is a very
personable dog,she loves people,and she is very much a best friend. Her transition to our home
was very smooth. As a puppy she was very hyper but would always sit on command.
so lucky that when looking for a Border Collie breeder we came across Roy`s number in the
newspaper. Going out to his place,and seeing his dogs in action was a very special introduction
to his dogs,and set the tone for family`s great relationship with Belle. She is a true pleasure.
Horne`s Road, Mira
Double "R" Sally
Sally, daughter of Roy's dogs Roger and Tammy, born June 2002. She's a brave, hardworking, persistent and responsible dog, who likes nothing better than racing through woods and up and down cliffs, swimming, and retrieving. She'd search for ever for a missing ball if not told "That'll do". Dock diving is her favorite sport, but she flunked out of Agility: the early stages were too slow and repetitive for her and she was bored to sobs. With a good trainer she'd make a wonderful sheepdog or search and rescue dog and we wish we could work her properly. However, her real job is to entertain us, our children and grandchildren and she does that superbly. She loves people and has a huge number of friends. Unfortunately her tomboy nature means she gets injured from time to time so she's also God's gift to the veterinary profession.
Double "R" Minnie
Minnie - A Border Collie with Heart.
I first met and fell in love with Minnie when she was maybe 6 weeks old. At the time I did not imagine that within 7 months this diminutive bundle of joy, brilliance, focus and absolute beauty would be in my life. Getting her away from Roy was no small feat – but he finally gave in – after I assured him her life would be nothing but training, work, play and adoration. Minnie is small as border collies generally go, about 30 lbs at 15 months - her age as of January 2004. Minnie is the Happiest and Smartest border collie I have ever known. There appears to be nothing she can't learn and learn quickly. Among other things Minnie sails for the Frisbee, gives High Fives, is a Flyball Star in training, has completed Beginner Agility with flying colours, is training herself (with minimal assistance from me) for world class soccer, teases Storm (her much older Step-Brother and fierce protecter) just for the fun of getting him to chase her, is learning to use the computer and change light bulbs, has applied for her beginner's driver's license, runs like the wind purely for the love of it, and well so much more I can't even remember the half of it. I could go on and on - but let me end by saying that Minnie is the best thing that has happened to my life in a very long time. And for that I offer many daily thanks – to Minnie and of course Double R Border Collies. Maureen Shebib from Antigonish
Double "R" Frizbee
From our youngest Border Collie owner
Hi i thought you would want to hear about how me and Frizzbe doing. Over the months past , Frizzbe learned sit, down, paw and in. we got a new kennle for frizzbe at christmas and he also got toys my papa gave to me like dog toys for frizz in is for in his kennl.
Frizzbe fits in so well for our family. He learned to walk properly but somtimes he will not listen. I am working on teaching him most of the commands before he goes in obedince. he will be going in agilty classes for jumping, learnig having fun and those sort of things. he and other dogs get along. He has made a friend , Riley they are both boys and have alot of fun together.
I really thank you and my mom for him he is so beautiful and strong.In the winter , well he loves winter. He is very big and can pull one person at a time but only pulls if i run too.He follows me around the house somtimes.When he sleeps he is very cute!!!! he sticks out his tonge!!!I love him very much and I would never sell him no matter what.
Double "R" Ben
I went to visit Double R Border Collies in Aug. 2006. Maggie had just had a litter
of pups with Scottie, they were about 3 weeks old. I picked Ben that day, or should I say he picked me? He came over to me when I spoke. I know then that he was coming
home with me, and he did on Sept. the 9th, 2006. That was the best day of my life.
Ben is now
9 months old and he is my best friend. We play all kinds of games together, and we are also
attending obedience classes, he is the class clown but he is very intelligent. When the day is done I fall asleep with him laying on my feet at the end of my bed.
Double "R" Ruger
Double R Ruger is now 10 months,He has mastered quite a few tricks. He can jump threw hoops like you showed us with Otis, He can wave Hello and Goodbye and wrap his paws around you and give you a big hug. He loves to play ball, that has to be his favorite past time. He is spoiled rotten and is our pride and joy. He loves going for runs in the fields and drives. Everyone that comes visits us just loves him.He is such a people friendly dog, He even has visitors that bring him treats everytime. Ruger thinks he is a lap dog, he loves to cuddle. That is the first thing we have to do when I get off work. He is an amazing dog that we Love to death and is Perfect for us. We
Thank You again and Hope all is well !
Nicole Perry/Robbie Dodge and Ruger
Onslow / Nova Scotia
Double "R" Barbie
We bought Barbie from Double "R" Border Collies in August of 2003 and what a wonderful dog! Her dad is Double "R" Scottie and her mom is Tammy and she was born on June 16th, 2003. When we first brought her home she just found a corner to curl up in and went to sleep. We had already bought the proper food and chew toys and knew which ones to get from our conversations with Roy. At 6 months she is starting to grow her long coat and has surpassed her mom in height.
Having previously owned a border collie, I knew when I brought Barbie home that I was going to have my hands full. She is very intelligent, quick to learn and non-aggressive, but she does like to test authority (as do all creatures). She has mastered the commands "sit" and "down" and is just starting to understand what "stay" means. House training is going very well now that we "kennel" her at night. Barbie bonded with me since day one and when I get home from work, she does not let me out of her sight. She loves to lie nearby so she can watch what I am doing. Once I sit down she will either curl up beside me or she will stretch out at my feet while I work at my computer.
She gets along well with our other animals (cats, terriers) and is very good with the children, in particular my 3 year old son. I often find her washing his face and cuddling him on the couch.
I found Double "R" Border Collies to be a clean and well maintained farm and Roy was very helpful in the selection of our puppy. Roy answered any questions or concerns in a quick and timely manner. He takes good care of his puppies which included vet check-ups. I would recommend Double "R" Border Collies to anyone thinking of owning a border collie. I would love to answer any questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.