Welcome to our world

Here on our site you will find our collie family who we love to the moon and back

We have a weekly blog, information about our dogs, puppies, and what we get up to in show's, plus so much more so come a have a nosey around we would love to have you xx

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All About Us

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I am the breeder of the Caprioara Collies my name is Pat and sitting here with me are on my right is the tri girl Jet. On my left is the blue merle Captain. All my rough collies go back to these two, so together we three are the founders of the Caprioara collies

I have been breeding and showing Rough Collies for over 20 years now. I have had some success in the ring, but I show my dogs for fun, as both they and my self enjoy it. I now have a young lady Georgie Moore who has also been bitten by the showing bug, she shows both in the breed rings and also in the handling rings, she has had a lot of success in such a short time. Both Georgie and myself co-own some of the collies. the collies are great show offs, and enjoy being the centre of attention, but there favourite pastime is running and playing which they do most days, they really enjoy life.

All my adults are DNA tested which we here at Caprioara feel is of the most importance, we do this to try and improve the health of our dogs. And we have used collies from other parts of the worlds to improve the genetic makeup of our collies. You will find the information on each dog on their own page.

Most of the pups are sold as pets and enjoy a variety of fun pursuits, like fly ball and agility. Puppies are always sold with a contract and to approved homes, as the home for my puppies is of the most importance. I do have a waiting list for pups so please if you're interested please contact us.

I also have stud dogs in the three colours again all have been DNA tested that you might like to use ,if this is the case please contact us and pedigrees will be sent on request.

So please take a look at our Caprioara mob and feel free to contact us , the collie family are fit for life and fit for function, they are the typical classic old fashioned type of yesteryear . All the dogs are loved to the moon and back, so come and look have a browse around our site we have a news/blog which will be updated weekly.

Caprioara how did I come up with that name

Years ago "during the war as uncle Albert used to say lol" I started breeding German Shepherds and so I needed a kennel name (Affix) I racked my brains for ages and couldn’t think of something unusual and what would stick in people's minds. I tried an anagram (look at me at me posh words) and after a lot of paper throwing into the bin I came up with it using my name Patricia and my birth sign Capricorn there for Caprioara, Barry (my other half) doesn't say Caprioara he calls if crappy dogs lol.

It is also Polish meaning of Deer which live mostly in woods which is very adapt really as we camp out most of the year around the shows and are used to living in caravans in the open spaces, so there you are the small story behind the Caprioara name


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Well the clocks went forward last weekend

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what should we name the new kitten

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Our Captain and Jet have both died just 2 weeks apart.

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A late update that was meant for 4 weeks ago . but anyone who is on Facebook will know this kennel has been though a lot.

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Late News

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My Stud Dogs

Caprioara Heaven Can Wait

SIRE - Candian Ch Glasgow Hills with Pride at Wicani / DAM - Myriehewe Ouija Board via Caprioara

Pet name is Houdini D.O.B 09/09/2011

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Astromelias Ulises Via Caprioara (Imp ESP)

SIRE - Astromelias Poncho / DAM - Astromelias A Star is Born

Pet name is Aslan D.O.B. 04 Feb 2018

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Caprioara Prince of Thieves

SIRE - Caprioara Grey Owl / DAM - Caprioara Black Secret

Pet name Raffles D.O.B 28/11/2015

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Caprioara Frozen Ice

SIRE - Caprioara Grey Owl / DAM Starswept Velvet via Caprioara

Pet name Pacer D.O.B 28/11/2016

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Caprioara Apollo Pride

SIRE- Astromelias Ulises via Caprioara ( IMP ESP) / DAM - Starswept Velvet via Caprioara

Pet name Simba D.O.B 16/08/2019

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Welanga Winter Carols

SIRE - Highnol Echos in the Mist for Welanga / DAM - Highnol Heaven can wait with Welanga

Pet name Thistle D.O.B 04/01/2020

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Rising Star - Boy

No rising star at this time hopefully soon



SIRE - Spanish and Polish Champion Wicani Leading Light ( Lawrence) / DAM - Wicani China Doll

Pet name is Captain 12/04/2008 - 26/08/2020

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SIRE - Wicani Spectral Blue via Caprioara / DAM - Myriehewe Ouija Board via Caprioara

Pet name is Soda D.O.B 28/04/2010

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Caprioara Silver Cloud

SIRE - Wicani Spectral Blue via Caprioara / DAM - Starswept velvet via Caprioara

Pet name Ghost D.O.B. 20/08/2013

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Rising Star - Girls

No rising star at this time hopefully soon

Young Girls


SIRE - Wicani Sepectral Blue via Caprioara / DAM - Starswept Velvet via Caprioara

Pet name is - Secrets DOB 20/8/2013

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Wicani The Seductress via Caprioara

SIRE - Dispiritos Shasta Madre / DAM - Champion Churchoak Temptress at Wicani

Pet Name is Delilah D.O.B. 12/10/2016

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Pet name is - Cola DOB 19.08.2017

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Caprioara Winter Solstice

SIRE - Caprioara Grey Owl / DAM - Starswept Velvet via Caprioara

Pet name Winter D.O.B. 29/12/2017

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Caprioara Abracadabra

SIRE - Caprioara Heaven can wait / DAM - Caprioara Winter Solstice

Pet name is Magic D.O.B. 24/11/2019

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SIRE - Myriehewe Rainbow Quest over Kazmith /DAM - Myriehewe Imagine JW

Pet name is Jet 03.05.2006 - 07.09.2020

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SIRE - Wican What's New Pussycat / DAM - Coarhabeg Kaleidoscope

Pet name is Ice DOB 31.1.09

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SIRE - Wicani Spectral Blue via Caprioara / DAM - Myriehewe Ouija Board via Caprioara

Pet name is Pearl DOB 28.4.10

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Sire - Van-M Hurricane The Next Star/ Dam - Junior Champion Van-M Elegance Miss Demeanor ( IMP USA)

Pet name is Dreamer D.O.B 05/06/ 2012

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Sassari September Moon via Caprioara

SIRE - CH Samhaven Time Will Tell / DAM - Ch Sassari Moon Shimmer

Pet name is Moon D.O.B. 09-12-2013

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Coarhabeg Helen of Sparta

SIRE - Coarhabeg SeaHawk / DAM - Coarhabeg Kaleidoscope

Pet name is Fern D.O.B. 15-05-2014

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Young Boy

Stormesett Shadow Dancer Via Caprioara

SIRE - Jack Make’s Va Buidhinn. (Imp DEU) / DAM - Stormesett Snow Crystal

Pet Name Diablo D.O.B 24/03/2020

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We here take great pride in how we raise and nurture our puppies. I have been using the same methods for over 30 years and as the saying goes if it isn't broke don’t fix it . I know I use old fashioned ways but then I am an old girl.

Our pups are weaned roughly around 3 or 4 weeks old depends on how many in the litter, I use whole goats milk for them as this has lots of calcium which is needed. I feed raw as that is the same as in the wild "What not cooked I hear you say, well no as dogs are descended from the wolf and they don’t have cooked food" . I use raw mincemeat, raw tripe, raw chicken wings as well as scrambled eggs and rice pudding. I always add bone meal once a day and I give tinned puppy food with a complete biscuit , plus tins of sardines in oil to add variety so that all new owners have the choice of what to feed them and change whatever they wish.

For treats I use raw carrots ,cheese, cooked sausages and liver cake, sometimes I give store treats for puppies and also raw chicken wings or thighs. I always make sure they have clean fresh water that is a must.

I keep the puppies here longer than some do because I feel it is of the upmost importance that the little ones have a chance to mix and mingle with the adults dog so they can get the idea of how to be around them and used to some dogs snapping at them or pushing them away that is so once there out in the big wide world they speak doggy language.

All the pups are born in our home and stay in doors till there about 4 weeks old then they go outside for a few hrs a day increasing the time out as they get older. They always have access to their mums for as long as mum wants to be around them.

When the pups are ready to leave us here, they go with puppy packs

  • Booklet (all about how we raise our pups and interesting tips and how to puppy proof gardens and homes etc)
  • Leaflets on Bringing your puppy home, how to come with the first night
  • Breed standard, to see how close to this we breed as this is the blue print all breeders are to adhere too.
  • A leaflet I am a puppy
  • Diet sheet including what we use too feed here and tips on a picky eater.
  • Worming sheet giving details on what we use here and how often your pup has been wormed.
  • Leaflet about fleas and what I use on all my pups and adults.
  • History through the years of the Rough Collie, a guide as too where your puppy’s ancestor’s came from.
  • One Breeders contract
  • One owners contract
  • Health Care Information leaflets which include; Information on Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) , All about NOBIVAC L4 – AVOID , Fact sheet (for you to keep) All about MDR1 , Letter and information sheet (for your vet too keep)
Also included are;
  • Toys
  • Blanket with mums smell on.
  • Kennel Club pedigree and certificate of ownership (which you have to transfer into your details )
  • Free 5 weeks insurance (from Agria which is again from the Kennel club)
  • Micro chip paperwork
  • Food for a week which will include; Tins, puppy kibble, Rice pudding, pasta, goats milk, sardines in oil, raw mince meat, chicken thighs, chicken wings, raw bone, tuna, 1 packet of tripe and 1 packet of go raw chicken. Couple of carrots.
  • Treats ( a variety of treats )
  • Last but not least a LIFETIME of advice and help if needed
We also keep updated with all the new owners and contact them to see how the pups are doing, over the years many owners have become family to us, many of which are in the Caprioara Connection section on this web site , or in previous puppies you can see the puppy photos,


I knew from day one not every puppy could stay, preparing them for life took many hours of each day.
I love every minute watching them develop and thrive, helping them discover the world fills me with pride.
The weeks are numbered, never enough time, I worry , even though I know the puppies will be fine.
I trust YOU with this puppy and hope you understand, I handpicked you, and expect you to follow the plan.
Continue to provide new experiences each day, never stop training your puppy, and always include play.
I will never forget my puppies and will always be here, please provide them with the best, for the rest of there years.
No matter how long ago your baby was here , NOT staying in touch is my biggest fear.

We Have Puppies

Puppy tri girl for sale NOW SOLD

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We have a litter of puppies from our Winter and Raffles

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Puppies Plans

Show News

Here is all about showing we will update about what show we go to and the results on the day

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Georgie Showing

This page is all about Georgie and what she gets up to at shows


Please take a few minuets to nosy on into this section where you will see other Caprioara adults which are now in there new homes and a little about them, it will give you an insight into what a Caprioara collie can achieve and how much of a family pet they are. Please note I have left many out because I cannot get hold of everyone for there permission to add them but if that applies to you and you want to be included just contact me with text and a couple of recent pics either by email

In Fields Of Gold

" Today I looked into the sky and it was beautiful. I then realised it's because you are there. You fly with the angels now but part of you will always be with us."


Karabet Twist and Shout


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Caprioara Sea The Stars

CLOUDS (AKA little man)

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Myriehewe Ouija Board via Caprioara




19th Oct 2017 – 23rd June 2020.

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MY Tips

Here you will find my tips on different subjects about dogs, please feel free to comment with ideas on what works for you. Now I must say this is what I do and what I find works for me a dog owner all my life and I am a old girl lol , I am not saying you have to do any of what I say , you may just find something I write helpful. Any question you can contact me and if I don't have the answer for you then I will try my hardest to get it for you as I no a lot of people in the dog world. xx

Contact us

  • Llanmadoc, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Sa3 1BX