Freilance Border Terriers


Freilance Border Terriers was casually born in 1989 with Phil and Sharon's first border terrier, a little puppy named Kelsy. The desire to learn more about their new dog had them join the Border Terrier Club of The Redwoods, and they were soon drawn into the world of showing Kelsy in AKC conformation and obedience events.

Ch Bella Skibo Kelsy CDX JE finished her championship in style by going Best of Breed over the (then) number one border in the country, providing the first taste of the great wins to come at Freilance. Kelsy also started Sharon in obedience competition and her sparkling performances became a standard for the future.

It was the arrivial of a puppy in 1990 named Tailor that turned the new hobby into a passion that changed Phil and Sharon's lives forever. Because of Tailor their world was turned upside down, and now their world revolves around the dogs!

Tailor was the foundation of our line. Three best and shows and a specialty win; he produced many a champion.

Although we are no longer currently involved in breeding, Phil's dog 'Boss' Ch Meadowlake Born to Run at Freilance, has put some gorgeous pups on the ground.

Today Phil is involved in judging and working events for Border terriers. He is the past president and officer of both the Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods and the Border Terrier Club of America. Phil is an approved AKC Judge for the Terrier Group, most of the Working breeds, and 2 Herding breeds. Phil is also an approved AKC Earthdog Judge.

Sharon has concentrated on performance events, first in competition obedience and now in the sports of Dog Agility and Herding.

For more information on Freilance Border Terriers contact Phil at