About Kings Valley Collies

Kings Valley Collies in Oregon shows four collies, the Angel QuartetKings Valley Collies is a breeding and training facility located on a 160-acre tree farm in the beautiful foothills of the Coast Range, northwest of Corvallis, Oregon. Since 1972, Kings Valley Collies has bred Collies of classic beauty, intelligence and character. Kings Valley Collies share a well deserved international reputation for excellence: In the show ring, on the farm, at home, and in service, our Collies are confident and affectionate companions and trustworthy, capable partners.

Highlights:

  • Founded in 1972 by the Rappaport family
  • To date, produced 88 breed champions and innumerable working titleholders in both Rough and Smooth coat varieties
  • 5 Collie Club of America, CCofA “Breeder of the Year” Awards (Smooths)
  • Produced 4 Collies whose outstanding production of champion offspring has earned them the coveted CCof A designation R.O.M. (Register of Merit)
  • Held the ‘Top Producing Smooth Collie Dam’ record for nearly 20 years
  • Bred and trained the first dual-titled AKC Champion & Versatility Champion
  • Author of “Banner, Forward!” the pictorial biography of a Guide Dog. (E.P. Dutton, NY.,1969)

Members:

  • Collie Club of America
  • Collie Club of America Foundation
  • Collie Club of America Quarter Century Group
  • Pacific Northwest Collie Club
  • American Smooth Collie Association
  • Willamette Valley Herding Club
  • The Delta Society

Kings Valley Collies

for Mobility and Support

originally published in the MSSP newsletter Multa Specs
written by Leslie Crane Rugg

Collie Andy is trained by Kings Valley Collies in Corvallis, Oregon, for assistance with partner Devin in a city setting.If people with multiple sclerosis (MS) share one goal, it’s to remain independent for as long as possible. That one life quality sustains hope and determination above all else. A major aspect of independence is mobility, often a tricky if difficult maneuver to achieve. Certainly, mechanical aids are available from shoe orthotics to leg braces, from canes and walkers to wheelchairs and motorized scooters. They all offer useful support at some point and in many circumstances.

But life quality means more than the use of props. It means interaction, relationships, communication, contact. So imagine the possibility of maximizing both mobility and support through service dogs trained specifically to respond to people with MS. Imagine Lassie at your side, not only alert and intuitive but prepared to handle issues of balance, fatigue, proprioception, and spasticity. Imagine a collie who not only helps you manage stairs, elevators, sidewalks and curbs, but who also is a stabilizing presence at home. Imagine your best friend at your side wherever you want to go.

Leslie Rappaport of Kings Valley Collies (Kings Valley, OR) has been quietly breeding, raising, and training rough (long coat) and smooth (short coat) collies for mobility and support for 20 years. While selecting and preparing her collies for people with a variety of physical challenges, she specializes in training and matching her collies with MS clients.

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Breeding Program

Kings Valley Collies dam Honey.See more about our top producers, past and present!


Training & Service

Kings Valley Collies service dog RamseyRead Service Dog Stories about some of our many graduates who have gone on to assist those with mobility needs.


Mobility

Watch our “Mobility and Support” video to see how a Kings Valley Collie can help you! Mobility and Support Video Still


BISS Ch Kings Valley
Demuir Here I Am Wins
CC of A Best of Variety

BISS Ch Kings Valley Demuir Here I Am, call name Cameron, is named Best of Variety Smooth at the Collie Club of America National Specialty Show.BISS Ch Kings Valley Demuir Here I Am (Cameron), whose mother Ch. Kings Valley Just My Style, HC, TC (Tawny) is one of our most beloved dams, has been named Collie Club of America’s Best of Variety Smooth in 2010. Cameron was also named the CC of A 2010 Best Stud Dog (Smooth).