Welcome to the home of Power Tripp Border Collies
Welcome to Power Tripp Border Collies!
This website is a long standing one with YEARS of information, photos and memories. As of the last few years, life in general, being a mom, being a business owner, wife and wanting to spend real time with my dogs has put the website on the backburner. There are definitely some gaps in information and some updating needed but please feel free to reach out and ASK QUESTIONS should there be any.
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 are 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.