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The Trevino Family


uncompromising breed Conservation

Located in Central Texas, Maverick Collies is a small hobby kennel committed to producing top-quality rough Collies — always keeping in mind our goals of preserving and advancing this beloved breed. Special attention is given to health, structural soundness, and the correct, sweet collie expression that is the hallmark of our breed standard.

We are active members of the Collie Club of America, the Collie Health Foundation, the Collie Club of Austin, and the Collie Club of San Antonio. We are a listed breeder with the Better Breeder Institute, and we have proudly earned AKC Breeder of Merit status.

Our kennel is home to multiple Grand Champions, Best In Specialty Show Winners, the 2018 Collie Club of America National Best of Variety Winner, the 2019 Collie Club of America Select Bitch, and the 2021 Westminster Variety Winner. We participate in AKC Conformation competitions and events throughout the United States.


Our state-of-the-art kennel building is the culmination of years of meticulous planning to create a durable and attractive home for our dogs. The facility boasts spacious play yards, multiple private indoor/outdoor suites, piped-in classical music, and an upstairs training room-all designed to ensure ample space and comfort. Air conditioning keeps the environment cool, while the bright and airy interiors enhance the cozy atmosphere. The grooming room and kitchen are fully equipped, and the easy-to-clean flooring and walls allow us to maintain excellent hygiene standards. Every detail, from the high level of craftsmanship to the thoughtful design, ensures that our Collies remain happy, healthy, and pampered.


CH Tartanside Th’ Critic’s Choice, ROM & CH Tartanside Ballet

The Maverick breeding program is firmly anchored in Tartanside roots. As teenagers in the early 90’s, we were profoundly inspired by the iconic images of the Tartanside Collies bred by John Buddie. Although we didn’t quite know how to explain it at the time, his Collies captivated us with their incredible expressions, beautiful eyes, full, round muzzles, soft curves, and balanced bodies. When it was time to begin our journey, we sought descendants of Tartanside dogs with these same virtues.

CH Southland’s Bowen Island, ROM – 2002 CCA Best of Breed

    In 2008, we began our search for our first show prospect and purchased a sable puppy named “Sawyer,” bred by Mary Willett in Missouri. “Sawyer” was linebred on the renowned Southland family, with CH Southland’s Bowen Island, ROM, “Bowen,” appearing three times in his pedigree. “Bowen,” a breathtaking sable Collie, had won Best of Breed at the 2002 CCA National Specialty and boasted a pedigree featuring a combination of the finest daughters of Ch. Tartanside Th’ Critics’ Choice, ROM. His timeless virtues were numerous, and he consistently passed them on to his progeny.

“Sawyer” as a puppy & Our daughter showing “Sawyer”

“Sawyer” was slow to mature, so April dedicated extra time each day to teaching him obedience skills while we patiently waited to show him in conformation. He ultimately fulfilled his early promise, becoming BISS GCH Maerewyn Cinematic, BN, RN, CGC. It was a family affair, with April and our two young daughters guiding him to all his wins while Frank worked diligently to learn the art of grooming a Collie for the show ring.

Our first show prospect, GCH Maerewyn Cinematic, BN, RN, CGC, “Sawyer”