Not all Border Collies are created equal. There are many people who breed Border Collies, but not all of these dogs will work stock. If you need a professional working dog that will get the job done, make sure it comes from working lines. Here at Stock Dog Exchange, all of our dogs are bred from working parents who are proven on cattle. We also offer a free assessment of your dog's herding ability, basic obedience lessons, and custom herding lessons. Check out our available dogs and give us a call. We'll find a dog that will work for you!



Trained and Started Border Collies

Welcome to the home of the grittiest working Border Collies!
The Stock Dog Exchange specializes in custom professional training on livestock for everyday work. Our professional working dogs will not only help you work your stock more efficiently, but provide you with a loyal, lifelong companion.

Here at Stockdog Exchange we do customized professional training. I have more than 25 years of experience in training dogs on livestock. My philosophy is "A happy dog is more willing to learn."

We offer sheep dog training on a limited basis. Geese dog training is also available upon request.

All training is done humanely. I am a firm believer in kind, humane training of all dogs. No electrical devices are used in my training.

Nutrition and good health are essential to the well being and performance of the hard working dogs.

Remember... Match the dog to the owner and the job to be done.

Watch a Border Collie working




Mike McElyea ~ Trainer and Owner ~ Portland, Tennessee~ 615-325-0495 or 615-477-4130


Stud Dogs

all proven cattle dogs

Griz, Son of L.R. Alexander's "Griz", Grandson of McCallum's "Chris"

Little Joe, Grandson of Imported Jack Rhosfa and Henry Hinton's "Joe"

Cody, Great grandson of L.R. Alexander's Griz and a grandson of Lonerider Skip

Started and Trained Dogs available all of the time


Michael McElyea  Stock Dog Exchange  475 Fowler Ford Road   Portland, TN  37148

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