Welcome to the home of Power Tripp Border Collies
Welcome to Power Tripp Border Collies!
My name is Kim Russell and my passion for this breed has been a long standing one that I look forward to sharing with you! I encourage you to grab a coffee (or a beer!) and take your time to browse the website. I have taken a lot of care to be very open and personal with my journey of being a breeder...though, I really prefer the term caretaker as there is SO MUCH more to this than just "breeding" dogs! Either way, I've included a lot of information as well as some great photos on this site that will hopefully enlighten you.
My 'goal' when breeding a litter of Border Collies is to produce a dog who's overall temperament, work ethic, drives and structure is such that it would be conducive to their original purpose of working stock. These traits include: Biddability and a desire to work when asked but also the ability to 'turn off' when not working (sometimes this comes easier to certain dogs than others), a confident personality that allows the dog to be resilient and take reasonable pressure/stress without having a melt down or requiring excessive cheerleading. The drive and push to keep trying when they make a mistake. Some grit and edge to step up in the face of something that might be considered challenging without being reckless as well as being thoughtful and brave are a nice combination... and a body built to carry all of that attitude, drive and willingness as far as it needs to go.