About Us

Aidan Collies is a small hobby kennel located just outside of Houston, TX, run by myself, Erin, with much assistance from my husband, Adam.

Aidan Collies was started in 2001 with the purchase of our first Collie, a rough sable merle puppy named Chewy. Originally I was only looking for a companion in Chewy, but when the words "If you ever decide you want to show him...." were read in an email from his breeder, I was sunk. Years ago I briefly showed Palomino horses and loved it and the thought of getting back into showing an animal intrigued me. Chewy eventually became CH Ainsleigh Mighty Cool Force RN OAJ and I became addicted to showing dogs.

In 2002, we purchased a dog that would become a dog of many “firsts”. Apolo, CH Ainsleigh The Need For Speed RN NA OAJ NJP NF HIC, Chewy’s younger half-brother, was our first smooth, first performance dog, and the first conformation champion that I finished (owner handled).

The next addition was a tri smooth male named Gabe, BIS CH Pembroke The Revrend Mr Black CGC. We met Gabe in 2002 and I just fell in love with him and his “Macho Man” attitude, but never dreamed that he would one day be ours. In the Spring of 2004, Gabe, about 4 1/2 at the time, came to stay with us “temporarily” for a couple of months. Well, temporary became permanent when we decided we just couldn’t part with him or him with us. We can’t thank his breeders, Judie and Liza Dunkle of Pembroke Collies enough for this dog! While Chewy got me hooked on showing dogs, Gabe turned it into a love affair, which you can read more about on his page.

In 2009 we added a rough sable girl we named Ellie, major ptd. Celticmoon’s Sundrop At Aidan RN PT OA OAJ NF FM MBDCh-S CCA VA, bred by Pearl Fabbro (BC, Canada) and Jeanne Gregory (Washington). I had wanted a girl that I could do performance with and did I ever get it! Ellie loves to work and has excelled in every venue we have tried. Thank you, Pearl, for allowing Ellie to come all the way down to TX!

In early January 2012, we decided to attempt breeding our first litter. On March 7th, Ellie whelped a beautiful litter of 6. From that litter, we kept 2 smooth sable girls, Fudge and Flare. A rough boy, Hershey, is owned by our good friend Nancy Hehre of Moosebrook Collies in MS and co-owned by us.