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Updated 12-13-09



Come back later to see the pictures of our four new rising stars.................


       "Audrey" - Signet's A Timeless Hello

       "Paula" - Signet's Family celebration

       "Tori" - Signet's Play In The Sunshine

       "Derek" - Signet's Daydreamer

20 Woodens Lane

Lambertville, New Jersey  08530




"A Family Tradition"

 Pictured above are generations of mothers at Signet.  This photo was taken on Motherís Day in 1999 and shows consecutive generations (left to right):  CH. Signetís Lady of Verlor, CH. Signetís Family Affair, CH. Signetís Generations, CH. Signetís Hopelessly In Love, CH. Signetís Band of Gold, Signetís Butterfly Kisses, CH. Signetís Always and Forever, CH. Signetís Family Jewel

Below, left to right: CH. Signetís Twice Is Nice, CGC and CH. Franchelís Royal Regency, CGC with Michelle


Signet Collies is the result of over 30 years of concentrated effort to produce happy, healthy and long-lived collies.  We have both rough and smooth coated collies and we are active in many facets of competition.   We have dipped our toes into the Herding and Obedience rings, but while our dogs are quite capable, we find that with our time limitations, we will continue doing what we do best--raise lovely dogs with wonderful personalities and let their owners delve into whatever fields they wish.  Most of our current residents are Champions or are working on their conformation titles.

Our dogs are line bred with occasional outcrosses when we need to bring in certain qualities in our quest for the perfect Collie.  We believe in keeping our old dogs to live out their lives as our house pets, so if you visit us in person, you are likely to see four to six generations on the property.

Signet dogs have been winners for almost 30 years:

CH. Verlor's Charmer of Lick Creek, Best of Variety, 1977 Collie Club of America National Specialty in Dallas, Texas

CH. Verlorís Fascination In Black, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Winners, 1980 Collie Club of America National Specialty

CH. Signetís All In The Family, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best Smooth Puppy, 1981 Collie Club of America National Specialty; Group Winning

And here:

CH. Franchelís Royal Regency, Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best Opposite to Best Puppy, 1994 Collie Club of America National Specialty

CH. Signetís Band of Gold, Best of Opposite Sex to Best Puppy, 1998 Collie Club of America National Specialty Show

CH. Signet's Twice Is Nicemultiple Best of Breed at Specialties, multiple Group winning and placing and Best of Opposite Sex at the 2004 Collie Club of America National in W. Springfield, MA.

Signet has become synonymous with pretty faces, exquisite head detail, lovely movement and overall style.  Please click the appropriate buttons to give you our personal history, our philosophy on collies, pedigrees, available puppies and our current dogs.

Thank you for visiting us! Please feel free to contact us for any further information.


Mike, Joe and Michelle Esch

(609) 397-1058

Lambertville, NJ

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Cherishing Our Past, Remembering the Present, Challenging Our Future