Rangeline Border Collies

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."  ~ Colossians 3:23


"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart..."







"You (We) are joined together with peace through the Spirit, so make every effort to continue together in this way." ~ Ephesians 4:3

Ben and Leslie met through their interest and commitment to "the perfect stock dog."  They share similar training philosophy and methodology.  They believe that working cow dogs save many man hours, reduce stress, weight loss, and are an invaluable tool to the cattleman.  Wether ranch-broke or professionally trained, these dogs are an integral part of the cattle industry.  They have their skills and talents to offer you their Perfect Stock Dog Training Program.


Share their enthusiasm and appreciation for a good useable stock dog.


"Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18


Visit Cowboy Junction Church in Vinita, Oklahoma


"So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." ~ Romans 12:5

Ben Means has raised and trained dogs all his life.  English Setters and Pointers and Coonhounds as a kid, teenager and young adult.  He was sought after as a trainer and breeder even then.

Ben has successfully trained working cattle dogs for most of 50 years.  In the early 1960's he developed a strong line of cattle working Border Collies.  The Working Australian Kelpie, having garnered his attention in the late 1980's, was his primary focus in the 1990's.  Though Ben appreciates a good working stockdog regardless of breed, the 2000's have brought him back to some of the cattle-working Border Collie lines.

A cattleman of many years, Ben has offered his expertise to others through his book The Perfect Stock Dog, training videos and clinics. 

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He trains outside dogs on a selective basis.  Semi-retirement from fulltime ranching allows Ben to offer individual tutoring and stock dog training programs to those seeking to have a good useable stock dog.


"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others." ~ 1 Peter 4:10

"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity." ~ Colossians 4:5

Leslie's initial training experience came from formal obedience training and competition from 1970 into the late 1990's.  During this time she tailored the formal training methods for the individual pet owner.  Her classes were innovative, introducing the pet owner to "formal" obedience and its many fun outlets such as the park playground equipment (before "agility").  She taught training classes to the public for over 20 years.

Her interest in working stock dogs came about from her own needs in caring for a small flock of registered Dorsets in the late 1980's. Her first Working Australian Kelpies came in 1988.  As a result of her dedication and commitment to this breed, she started the North American Australian Kelpie Registry, Inc. in 1991.  In 2003, the Working Cow Dog Registry  was finalized, offering a service to those breeding cattle-working dogs.  Check out breeders on Cow Dog Central too.


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