Welcome to Balmoral Border Collies. We are a small kennel, located in Tehachapi, California. When we were deciding on a kennel name we looked into many Scottish and English names. We chose Balmoral due to the rich history behind the name and the Border Collie. In 1860 Queen Victoria visited the Scottish Highlands, where she saw her first Border Collie and fell in love with the breed; thereafter, she kept Border Collies at the castle and the breed's popularity skyrocketed.