Peg and Maci are a mother-daughter team. The McGraw's started their Border Collie Lifestyle in Colorado, where they farmed raising primarily crops, quarter horses and cattle. Much of their free time then was spent in the rodeo and horse show arenas, but after relocating to Arizona, their started Arizona Border Collies & Stockdogs. In 2021, McGraw's relocated to Texas and thus begin a new chapter. McGraw/T-AZ Stockdogs.
For more than 40 years, we have raised Border Collies. But it wasn't until 2011, we discovered USBCHA and the competitive herding we enjoy today. It took us a few years before we had dogs to actually run, but that didnt keep us from hosting trials and clinics in Arizona.
Our original Border Collies came from Cattle Ranches in Colorado. Today, our dogs come from all over the world. We strive to raise and train working Stockdogs that have a good disposition, are biddable, have a strong work ethic, as well as good health which are vital to their jobs.
We strive to provide a facility and instruction to help others train their dogs to work stock efficiently and effectively, whether on the trial ground or in the pasture and fields. Mom and i might not be world beaters….but we believe in the sport and the working dog.
USBCHA is where you will find both Peg and Maci competing in sheep trials and Maci in Cattle trials. USBCHA is a great test the the border collies both at field and arena venues. It is a testament to seeing if your dog can deliver on stock at 600 yards or 100 feet.
NCA is Maci's domain. Maci works in the cattle industry for a precision livestock genetics company focusing on feed efficiency and elite genetics reproduction. Vytelle.com. With that she has the opportunity to see the impact a good cattle dog makes on a working operation and the importance it plays in a producers play.
Since moving to Texas... we are having a great time alongside many handlers from the state. Texas Sheepdog Association co- sanctions many of the USBCHA trials here and holds there own finals each fall. Its a great opportunity to test your skills and knowledge with these amazing people.
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