22nd September 2012

Early this year our herding Club, Continental Herding Club Inc., decided to enter the 'Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers' Parade, and build a float to showcase our wonderful herding club.  
Photos below show why our float took out FIRST PLACE in the Community Section of the parade.  
Congratulations to our club members for the huge effort we put in to attain this award on our first time entry.


3rd July 2010

We have some exciting news here at Ionaborda!
Our two youngest girls, Rosie & Truffle have just passed their first Herding Instinct Certificate - HIC
@ Postmans Ridge under Judge: John Mitchell.


4th July 2010

Our little Girls went back to Postmans Ridge & passed their first leg of their Herding Test HT & are hoping they will do well again on 24/07/2010 at Durack to gain their title.
Such a proud moment for us as our little Rosie is only 6mths old & Truffle just 10mths old
Congratulations Girls.


24th July 2010

More great news
Rosie & Truffle passed the last leg of their HT on Saturday 24/07/10 at Durack to gain their title under handler Mrs Anne Mitchell - Thank you Anne .  Rosie at 7mths and Truffle at 11mths now both have their HT Title - We are so proud of them both.

To view herding pics & videos of the girls just click on their name


5th Sept 2010

We are very proud of one of our May 2009 'McLeods Daughters' Litter Pups
Ionaborda Tess McLeod PT(Kaia)
owned by Kirsty Green.
Today Kaia gained her Pre-Test Herding Title PT at the Qld Herding Association at Durack under judge Ms J. Allen (pictured).
Congratulations Kaia and her owner Kirsty Green.


8th Sept 2010

'Border Collies Named Smartest Dogs' is the name of the article featured in the Toowoomba Chronicle on 8-9-10 in which myself and Rosie appeared.  We appreciate the opportunity to comment on and publicize the fact that Border Collies are very intelligent and we welcomed the opportunity the print media gave us to speak and photograph this wonderful breed.

Catherine Bull agrees border collies like Rosie are the most intelligent breed.

THERE is no doubt in Catherine Bull's mind that border collies are the smartest dogs.
The breeder might be a bit biased, but agreed with Dr Mark Perissinotto from
Mrs Bull, from Withcott, runs Ionaborda Border Collies and said the dogs were smart, hard workers.
“They are still doing what they were bred to do, which is herding,” Mrs Bull said.
“They are also great at agility and obedience.
“However, they need to be kept active.”

Toowoomba Chronicle 8-9-10


11th Sept 2010

Rosie attended her first show at Allora on 11-09-2010.
The day was fun and we all had a great time catching up with friends, who were very helpful with advise for the new kids on the block. Unfortunately we weren't successful on the day but we will both keep learning & trying until we are.

Rosie being stacked by Kylie at the Allora Show 11-9-10


27th November 2010

Rosie attended the Coominya Show & came 1st in her Class and then went on to get Reserve Challenge Bitch.