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Contact us for more information about our upcoming litter plans and to check on availibility.  Click here to email us For more information and photos of our pups click here for our Puppies page 

We're delighted to introduce our newest Champion, SnoValley What Dreams Are Made Of:

Our beginning "Sophie" Ch Belfair Amazing Grace

July 22, 2005 - March 7, 2019


Our beloved Collie Girl, my furry soul-mate and our foundation to our kennel SnoValley. Sophie is the reason we are involved with the Collie today. She's the one who touched our hearts  significantly and changed the direction of our lives, leading us to discover the importance of preserving this treasured breed. So much more than a dog, she was a companion extraordinaire. Her patience, kindness and fun loving bubbly personality won her friends everywhere she went.  Incredibly smart and athletic, she never ceased to amaze us with her ability to "fly" for her Frisbee as if she were the size of a Jack Russell Terrier, not a 55 pound Collie. In fact in her younger years, up to age 10 and occasionally at 11, she spent more time in the air when playing, than on the ground.

We've put together a video tribute to Sophie and her legacy she's left here at SnoValley. It includes a showcase of action shots and other images that tell the story of her remarkable life. Included in the lengthy list of the ways she inspired us is her endless flying for her beloved Frisbee and in playing. She was the catalyst for me to learn about action photography. To see this video click on the link or the image of her below to view it in YouTube. It was shot in HD 1080 and has audio.  Sophie Tribute Video

This is another link to a video that demonstrates just the kind of Collie girl she was, it was shot when she was almost 11.  This was not one of her or our pups, but a new pup who had come to live with us.  She had endless patience with young pups, not only her own.  I always said she was investing in making them into a future playmate, since for Sophie, that was her heart to have fun and enjoy life.  She was the first of our treasured Bubble Girls!  What a legacy she has left.  Video of Sophie playing/welcoming new pup

Thank you to Nancy McDonald and Collie Expressions for the beautiful spread she created for Sophie in the recent issue of Collie Expressions magazine. And thank you to all of our puppy families for doing all that they have with their pups down from Sophie and for being a part of her legacy!

And especially thank you to Alene and her Mother Pat for entrusting us with such a treasure in Sophie. We will miss her immensely. To go to Sophie's webpage with a link to her pedigree and more images of her:  Click here for Sophie's webpage









Welcome to SnoValley Collies! We are a small hobby kennel and our name “SnoValley” is short for “Snoqualmie Valley”, which is where Terry’s and my love for the Collie began back in the early 2000's. We outgrew our home in North Bend after adding a fourth Collie to our family so several years ago we moved to southern Issaquah (30 minutes east of Seattle), to a perfect Collie retreat nestled in the scenic foothills of Tiger Mountain.

My love for the Collie began as a child; my Aunt had a number of Collies, who ‘raised’ their three children. The Lassie series also helped nurture that love. It wasn’t until much later in life Terry and I found our first Collie “Emily", Belfair Ribbons & Lace, from our now lifetime friends, Alene Evans and her Mother, Pat Becker. Sadly Pat is no longer with us, but her life touched us through her wonderful mentoring ways and special Collies. She would have been delighted to see how involved my husband Terry has gotten in the world of the Collie. Our “Sophie”, now Champion Belfair Amazing Grace, is a Champion today because Terry was willing to step out of his comfort zone and get into the show ring with her. We want to thank Alene for believing in us and entrusting us with our beloved "Sophie", our first show Collie.

While working on Sophie's Championship we also showed our first homebred Champion, "Teddy" to his Grand Championship. Once Sophie became a Champion, Terry worked diligently in agility, obedience and herding training with “Teddy”, guiding him to qualifying for the Collie Club of America Versatility Excellent award! Two of Teddy's grand daughters are out there excelling in the performance world!  "Isis" CH Snovalley Silva Sinkona VCD1 BN RE PT OA OAJ OF and her trainer and companion Tanya Ward are the Delaney 1st Novice B Collie and Overall Top Obedience Collie for 2017! Congrats to Tanya, Isis and Linda Ward!  We're so proud of you! 

Isis has also qualified for the Collie Club of America Versatility Excellent Award that we will be receiving on their behalf at the National in March!
  Gracie is just 1 point from her Versatility Excellent and is on track to receive her Tracking Excellent title!

As a result of our shared passion, Terry and I are dedicated to doing what we can to contribute to a bright and healthy future for the Collie. We are committed to breeding healthy, beautiful, good natured and intelligent Collies. If you are considering adding a Collie to your family feel free to contact us to find out about our future plans for litters and/or if we have a Collie available that might fit with the needs of your family. If we don’t, we'd be happy to refer you to other breeders who might.

Our litters are raised in our home with an abundance of human love and interaction throughout the day. All of our pups come with an AKC Reunite Microchip with prepaid registration. In addition to the standard health screenings of the Eye Exam by our Canine Ophthalmologist at 8 weeks,  and multiple de-wormings, our pups will have an 8 Week Well Puppy Exam by our very thorough and knowledgeable reproductive Vet (including first vaccine and a de-worming) and an 8 Week Structure Evaluation. They also come with a health guarantee and AKC registration. We also offer complimentary ear training services and offer helpful grooming technique instruction to our puppy homes. Our puppies are very well socialized.

Here at SnoValley Collies our dogs, are our "furry kids" and they spend a good deal of time with us both indoors and outdoors each day. Our lives revolve around them and their pups of course are our “grand puppies”. Socialization of our pups is very important  to us as we find it helps to create a confident, self-assured foundation and encourages them to be motivated to please. The pups spend their first several weeks in the house in our family room/kitchen area and are held and interacted with often throughout each day. Once they are big enough to move into their larger playpen run, we start to take them outside to their puppy yard multiple times a day, weather permitting. This really helps to usher along the potty training process as we find they really prefer to wait to be let outside rather than soil their wood shavings run. We fill their puppy run and yard with lots of interactive toys, including tunnels, stairs, wading pool during the Summer months (all sorts of fun toys). We continue to hold and interact with them until they leave us to go home with their forever families.

We invest our hearts in our  puppies; our goal is to instill in them the confidence that people are wonderful and can be trusted. We feel we’ve done our job when these little ones go to you primed and ready to love and be loved by you. For that reason we feel it's important we ensure our pups and their future families are a great fit for one another. We ask people inquiring about our pups to complete our Puppy Application  (you can also send us a message via our email address below and we can send you a copy of the Puppy Application in Microsoft Word version enabling you to type your answers directly into the application). It helps match your Family with your future pup or adult and helps us make sure we don’t miss anything that will help you get off to the best start in your new relationship with your SnoValley Collie.

It's an understatement to say Collies are a wonderfully sweet breed. Calm and ideal indoor companions yet active and playful outside. Don't let the coat fool you, contrary to what many assume, they do not continually shed like many breeds. They also do not require frequent bathing and are not 'stinky' dogs! We love to take our Collies to the beach and no matter how much wet sand and dirt they end up 'wearing' after a good wet romp on the beach; it all comes out once they dry an hour or so later. And we don't even need to rinse them off! The correct Collie coat resists dirt.

Collies are excellent family dogs as they adore people, especially children and other pets.  Fun loving and devoted, your Collie will be most happy when with you, their people. If you’re looking for a wonderful companion dog, a Collie is one of the best. 




Some images of our pups at 3 1/2 weeks.



Pups with Sophie, Lizzy & Cutie the Bunny





Heather daughter Melody, SnoValley Tell Me All About It at 4 1/2 weeks:






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SnoValley Collies


We are proud members of the:

Collie Club of America
Collie Club of Washington
Overlake Collie Club
Collie Health Foundation

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We are located in Issaquah, Washington (30 minutes east of Seattle)


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Last updated April 14, 2021

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