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GCRBC Puppies


Gold Creek Ranch Border Collies have been sold to wonderful homes across the United States, in Canada, and Puerto Rico.


Our pups have gone on to excel as working ranch dogs, highly competitive dog sports, therapy dogs, and sweet family / companion dogs, etc. Some pups are better suited for specific goals - we work with you to assist in selecting the pup that will be the best match for your plans. 


How Much for a Puppy?

Written in part by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller

Translated into English by: Angel Sophia Nogga

Modified for dogs by: Amber French


Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisedly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a pet.”

No dog is “just a pet.”

Behind every pure bred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the puppy you just want the cheapest thing you can find! When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every pup ; both dogs owned and every pup they’ve sold for its lifetime. This breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs . The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed, puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. This does not take into account any puppy/dog who might get sick or need extra help to thrive. Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question.

A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about...In the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do tests, echos, xrays, analysis, emergency c sections, vaccinations, register litters, research pedigrees, deworm, as well as microchip their puppies and get them evaluated by specialists.

Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they sell to because they are not making money off the sale. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a Breeder has made so they need to be confident its the right fit. Many times saying more no’s then yes... A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline, why? Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.

Because a dog is never “just a pet” it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girl’s protector, an elderly person’s therapy, a member of the family, someone’s whole world!!!

If interested in learning about purchasing a GCR puppy

please read through the content on this page, then follow these three steps... 



Read our Puppy Policy for information on how we raise our puppies, pricing and deposit information.



Fill out our Puppy Questionnaire. This is where we ask about you and inquire on details of the life the pup would have with you.




View our Expected Litters page to see current puppies or expected in the near future. We recommend getting on our puppy waiting list.



Once we have connected and you are ready to purchase a puppy, we will get you a Puppy Contract and request a non-refundable deposit.


Border Collie Puppies

Please read:

Due to the overwhelming number of inquiries we receive, we are only able to respond once a puppy questionnaire has been submitted to us. There is no obligation in filling one out but that is the ONLY way to ensure we will get in touch with you. 



We care deeply about our puppies and want to be sure they have every possible chance for success in their new home. Because of this, we have a process where we get to know a little about you, what your plans are for the puppy, and some details about the daily life and care the puppy will have. If you aren't comfortable sharing this information with us, buying a puppy from Gold Creek Ranch Border Collies isn't a good fit for you. If you are comfortable with this, let's get started! 

YES, I am interested in a puppy from Gold Creek Ranch 


If so, before contacting us please first take the time to carefully

read through all the informational material on our website.

More than 95% of all questions I receive are answered on our website. If, after researching us on the website and you still have questions, then please do give me a call as I love talking about our dogs and it is the best way to get to know each other which sure helps in deciding if we are the folks you trust to provide you with a new family member and work partner and for us to know the same about you.  

If, after doing your due diligence on our breeding program you decide you would be interested in purchasing one of our puppies, please be so kind and fill out a Puppy Questionnaire as completely as possible and I will happily give you a call and discuss putting you on the list for upcoming pups.

If, in the meantime, you find a perfect pup from another breeder, would you kindly notify me so I can move someone else up the list. Otherwise, I will contact you when a breeding has happened to check on your interest and if "yes" then again as soon as pups are born and we know what we have.

A note from Suzy Foss


Breeder / Owner, Gold Creek Ranch Border Collies

As a breeder it is a huge responsibility to place our pups in as perfect a home as possible and thus we must spend hours sharing these very important details about these brilliant, gentle creatures. We provide a puppy development program that must be incorporated from day one once in their new home. 

From day three after birth our puppies are exposed to Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) that animal behaviorist have recognized as essential to all canines to start their physiological future better prepared for unexpected and sudden changes in their environment.

We provide both a quiet and calm ranch home mixed with weekly, age-appropriate new stimuli. This can mean new people, new environments, new sounds, other dogs and breeds, other animals. Short, fun, calm situations and paying attention to their behaviors. Meeting the needs each puppy has to help deal with the new challenging situations.

Only reward based training. Distracting away from behaviors not desired vs snapping out "NO!," grabbing or smacking.

We want our buyers to emulate what they want from their pup. Love, calmness, joyful play, challenging mind games, confidence, problem solving.

This breed is unique in its brilliance of mind, its work ethic. This breed developed from a shepherd as its only companion and importantly, the shepherds only companion. They would sit together and visit, hours of not much talk or activity as they watched their sheep or cattle graze.  A calm and quiet time where gentle hands ran through the dogs coat, a bite of bread and cheese shared, some soft words spoken.

Suddenly some of the flock or herd would break away or maybe just slowly wander off. At that moment the collie is sent off to bring calm back to the chaos. Here is where I disagree with the idea that the dog must be micro managed by the shepherd.

In real life on a large property, be it 20 acres or open range of thousands of acres, the Border Collie is sent out to just easily push the straying animals back into the fold. There are many times when the sheep, and certainly cattle, have either gotten away from the shepherds sight or the stockman has sent them out to graze for the summer and only move them out to pasture in the spring and go find them in the fall to bring them to the homestead for winter.

In these real life situations the Border Collie is sent out all on its own far ahead of the stockmen to find the animals, to gather them and start brining them back and this is all done on its own.

This breed are problem solvers. They use their acute hearing, their dynamic sense of smell, and their ability to calculate the circumference, speed, and timing to go from 35-40 miles an hour on the run to instantly move in a quiet and measured manner so as to not scare and scatter the prey but to calmly and purposefully gather them into a tight and cohesive moving herd toward home. At some point in all of this the stockman (or a group of riders) will assist the dog(s) as needed but it is the dog(s) who can best keep the situation under control.


Yet they surrender their control to the boss, the partner(s) who have given them this job they love and they do it willingly and immediately when the commands via voice, hand, or whistle are given and this is because the Border Collie from birth has been raised with loving care specifically for this or whatever job it has been given.  The more the challenge the happier and calmer the dog.

To be a successful dog the Border Collie depends upon a much more interactive relationship with its humans beyond ball and frisbee play. Beyond a 30 minute romp at a dog park or walk around the neighborhood. Brain engagement, learning new things, having quiet time at your feet. Never experiencing harshness. 

Only a committed few deserve the unique pleasure of having a Border Collie in their life. It is way beyond a “it’s just a dog.” Frankly every dog deserves the same commitment at the level of their need as they are all more than”just a dog.”


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