OUR TEAM


J.R. Vaquero

CBCA 11865/ABCA 399103

"Kero" came to Rafter V Ranch from Juan Reyes' breeding program in Wyoming. He is an extremely talented young dog who is proving himself on the ranch and in trial arenas and fields across Canada and the USA. His ability to read stock along with his shear power and speed are attributes we value in a working cowdog. We are extremely happy with the pups he is producing as they begin their working careers! He stamps his pups with his traits quite consistently.

RVR "Jett"

CBCA 12954

This young male is the epitemy of quiet confience! Jett embodies alot of his father's traits although his patience and willingness go above and beyond. He is extremely biddable yet powerful and confident. He controls every situation with a quiet calm nature and treats his stock with the utmost respect. This JR Vaquero son is one we are very excited to begin trialling and his future looks very promising!

RVR "Jock"

CBCA 14963

This may be the most talented pup we have started to date. This J.R. Vaquero son is so similar to his father. Jock's natural desire to cover, combined with bite and presence, leave us in awe on a daily basis. At such a young age it is hard to say what his future holds but if I had to guess you will see big things from this pup down the road. He has big shoes to fill but he is already following closely in his sire's footprints.

"Dot"

CBCA 15083

Dot came to us as a pup from Blanchette Ranch at Vawn SK. Her easy nature and strong powerful eye are just two of her natural talents. Watch for Dottie to hit the trial pen later in 2019.

"Gael"

CBCA 15635

We are extremely thankful to Peter and Pam Gonnet for the opportunity to own this very talented young female. Gael is an amazingly natural female that has only one direction "forward"! She is extremely biddable yet tough and powerful. Strong females are hard to find and if I had to guess this one is going to go places!

"Reata"

CBCA 16060

This young female is one of the nicest pups we have ever raised. We were grateful to Blanchette Ranch for allowing us to have Reata join our team. She is a half sister to our Dot and we are liking her "no back down" attitude. She may be a force to be reckoned with!

JS "Wynn"

CBCA Pending

We were privileged to breed J.R. Vaquero to D.G. Rein in January of 2019. Wynn will be remaining at Rafter V Ranch and we are hoping for big things from this good looking little female.

"Gayle"

CBCA 5518

"Gayle" is the reason, we at Rafter V, are where we are today with our Border Collie program! She was our first true experience with a cowdog who possessed everything we had heard about.... Grit, Power, Eye, Style and the ability to replace a few great stockmen! UPDATE... Sadly we lost Gayle in the fall of 2017. Her genetics will live on at Rafter V along with the memories of a great cow dog!

"Shy"

CBCA 6667

"Shy" possesses everything a true "cowdog" requires to excel in everyday work or in the cowdog trial arena. Her grit and power make her a huge asset to Rafter V. Her impecible bloodlines are extremely hard to find today. UPDATE... Rafter V said good bye to Shy in the fall of 2016! We will miss this determined, headstrong dog more than we can imagine!