Info about Tina Neel and Balmoral Border Collies
Balmoral Border Collies, formely Red Hot Border Collies, is run by Tina Neel, who maintains a mixture of working and conformation lines. While Tina's first love has always been reds (chocolates), her kennel produces a rainbow of colors. She is proud of the wonderful health and temperament of her dogs; which she attributes, not only to her breeding program; but also to the many activites she provides to channel their energy.
Balmoral Border Collies are members of the family. They are not raised in a kennel environment; but from day one, they are in the house learning how to be house dogs and pets. Tina has spent many years working with and training dogs. She enjoys spending time learning different and better ways to work with them.
Tina's introduction to dog training was at the age of twelve when she began raising Guide Dogs for the Blind. Since then her life has revolved around dogs. She worked for a kennel for over three years prior to starting college; she then became a dog groomer. When Tina was 22 she got her first border collie and realized she loved this breed and its ability to excel in so many activities. This has opened Tina's world to all sorts of new and exciting things, including competition in Conformation, Rally, Obedience, and Flyball, as well as learning agility, dock diving and herding.