Border Collies

Border Collies are a big part of Wagner Ranch.
In fact, the ranch couldn't operate without them.
Bob & Jan breed raise, train, trial and
occasionally sell registered Border Collies.
There are normally 15-18 dogs in the kennel.

Our Dogs


Slik is out of Zoe bred to her father, Red. Slik was for several years our best trial dog and won the NCA Red Oliver Award (top point earning Nursery dog) in 2017. Slik has been retired from trialing.


Slink is out of Zoe by Glen, Zoe's half brother. Slink is a natural, with extreme cattle sense. He is also the strongest dog in our kennel. Bob is trialling Slink and we are currently training some of his pups.


Zig is out of Bisc by Stripe, who is a son of Odi (the dog in the logo above). She is small, but absolutely fearless, and was second high point earning Nursery dog in 2017 (behind Slik!). Jan now trials Zig and we are training some young dogs out of her.


Zeny is Jan's dog from Campbell Forsyth and Eddie Merritt. Out of Campbell's Sally by Sonny Mahurin's Pete.
Zeny was Nursery Champion at the 2024 National Western Stock Show.


Swoop is a dog we got from Heather Metz and is out of Kayt by Dave. Swoop is doing better all the time and is now competing and doing well in the Open class. We have a litter of pups out of her by Ace that are very promising. We expect great things of Swoop.


Zoe was by far the best dog we have ever had. We purchased Zoe from Juan Reyes when she was just a young pup. She is Red x Lace. Zoe died in 2023. Bob trialed her for several years and she was NCA National Nursery Champion and High Point Nursery Dog in 2013. She is the dam of Slik and Slink, our two top trial dogs. We keep her picture here because of the huge impact she has had on us and our dogs.

Wagner Border Collies
Bob & Jan Wagner
18025 WCR 128
Nunn, CO

(970) 420-2336