The Friends are known for their selectively bred rough Collie dogs, and their dog training and holistic nutrition programs.
Dogs have been
essential to the ongoing relationship with
the land and natural stewardship projects which have
been the hallmark
of Quaker Farm for almost 30 years.
The remarkable bond between the Friends and their dogs is demonstrated by the unique working relationship they share.
Training dogs to achieve their highest potential by screening,
assessing and developing
individual aptitudes and personalities, as puppies, with respect
to their ability to
work and contribute to
the well-being of the human condition, has led the Friends to
their dogs in therapy work, as service dogs, for farm herding,
crisis relief, reading dogs for children,
mobility support, companion dogs for special needs such as autism and more. Collies are remarkable dogs in so many ways,
and if nothing more, they
make wonderful family pets for very special families - and that's a lot!
On a spiritual level, the Collies at Quaker Monastery help to
bridge the gap
between the mysteries of nature and human
They direct our attention
to an understanding of existance beyond ourselves and as they connect
us more intimately with the natural world, we
find significance in being an interwoven part of all of God's creation.
Our work with Collie dogs at Quaker Farm was featured on Animal Planet. Visit
Quaker Farm for more information.
For more information about the Friends Collie dogs and training programs visit: