I am in BC so not very far -- I recommend our herding trainer, Diana Gauthier. Her dogs have great temperaments and they're real stock dogs. She works them on her farm. Her dogs have several herding Ch's. At the Calgary stampede she has won the World's Championship Stock dog competitions more than once. Here is her site: Keen-Eye Stockdogs Breeding and training of working border collies and stockdogs. Lumby, British Columbia, Canada There's another breeder here that uses her lines. I don't know much about her but I drive past her place when I go to agility and she is often out working her dogs on the sheep (she also teaches herding lessons). HOME PAGE Have to agree with the majority here about titles; Some of the most herding titled dogs I know of (seriously ALOT of titles, and ALOT of firsts for not just their breed but all breeds) were trained by the use of shock collars, and when trialled wear heavy "dummy" collars to keep them in control. If one was looking at titles, they'd think they were getting a spectacular herding prospect. To know that a dog works a farm/ranch and the owner depends on them to work, THAT is the best way to know if it's a good working dog IMO. Same goes for any other performance events; I know of National BISS winners that don't even deserve to be Chs. Heavily agiltiy titled dogs that would rather bite someone's arm off.. etc. Titles look pretty but they are terribly decieving.