Derek was born in Perthshire,Scotland.He has over 30 years experience working as a shepherd which has helped him form a clear idea of the type of dogs he needed.
He found that you need to breed with quality dogs to produce quality youngstock.No amount of training can make up for poor quality so this is why we only breed with dogs that have special talents and good family lines.
Helen is a keen painter and you can see her work on the oil paintings page. She is the hostess of the house,looking after the many visitors we have! She is well known for her soups!
Rachel is self employed and along with her partner runs the farming side of Raise Lodge. She especially enjoys breeding / rearing the pups and deals with all the sales,shipping, website and Facebook page. She starts the young dogs as well as taking in other people's dogs for training.