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Vickie VonSeggern

Vickie VonSeggern

Breeder Education Specialist

The Better Breeder Institute is pleased to add Vickie VonSeggern to our expert breeder team. She is a 50-year AKC champion dog breeder (Thorndale Collies – AKC Breeder of Merit) who has earned a significant social following from the quality content and educational information she shares with other breeders. She brings rigor to her veterinary & animal husbandry research and cuts through any promotion and confusion to bring breeders information they can count on! She presents it in an intellectual, yet common sense manner anyone can benefit from – from experienced to aspiring breeders.

Vickie will directly manage the Better Breeder Institute’s Educational Facebook Group: Better Breeder Insights w/ Vickie VonSeggern. Make sure to join the Group!

Vickie joined the Collie Club of America in 1970 and is an honorary member of the CCA’s Quarter Century Club and the head of CCA’s Collie Welfare Committee. She is currently in her second term as President of the Collie Rescue Foundation after serving on its board of directors for many years. She has been a member of the Paper Cities Kennel Club for over 40 years, serving several terms as President, board member, and show chairman/co-chairman, and organized several large all-breed club seminars. She was a founder of the Wisconsin Collie Rescue, the Minnesota/Wisconsin Collie Rescue, and the Lincoln County Humane Society.

The capstone achievement of Vickie’s breeding career was the blue merle Rough Collie, Ch. Thorndale Point Determined – 2015 Collie Club of America National Specialty Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best Puppy.

Professionally, she owns a boarding, grooming & training kennel where she interacts daily with the pet-owning public and has great insight into their needs and desires.

Vickie brings this wealth of knowledge & experience to the Better Breeder Institute and looks forward to serving and supporting better breeders!