Charisma Collies is a small kennel, located along the outer banks of North Carolina. We are an hour drive from Norfolk Va. 

If you are looking for an adult collie or a new puppy, we are here to help with that search. We are also available to answer any questions you may have concerning our breed. If we don’t have an answer to your question, we will direct you to all the right sources. We are members of the Collie Club of America, The Collie Health foundation, and the Chesapeake Collie Club.

My name is Peggy LeCount. My love for the collie began, when my parents bought me my first collie at the age of eleven. He became the love of my life, along with being my constant companion and friend. I was completely smitten by his love and devotion. This is where my lifetime journey in dogs began. I purchased my first show collie in 1972, Charisma’s Christy-A-Glow. She was a beautiful tri-colored girl out of CH Wickmere Chimney Sweep and Pineward’s Promise of Shenstone. Around this same time, I joined the Chesapeake Collie Club and began learning the art of grooming, conditioning, and handling the collie. It was with acquiring another Shenstone bred girl, Riverwind’s amazing Grace, that I was able to produce my first two champions, CH Riverwinds Chatlaine Happy and CH Charisma’s Touch of Grace. In 1997, I married my wonderful husband, Bob, who had purchased a collie from me several years earlier. The good Lord gave me a soul mate and partner that loves the collie. Bob spends quality time everyday enjoying our dogs and is a wonderful caregiver.

I would like to thank my life long friend and mentor, Joyce Dowling, for all of her knowledge and encouragement through the years. Most of all, I thank her for the legacy she has left us through her Shenstone kennel. Kelsie and I will strive to make her proud in holding our standard high, to the keeping of the expression, which allows one to see the heart and soul of our beloved breed.

I would also like to thank another good friend of mine, Jackie Bullock, of Kyrie Kennel for all the help and insight she has given me. She has inspired me to reach for the Stars!

Our journey continues in to the third generation with my granddaughter, Kelsie Holden. She is a Junior Handler and ranks in the Top Twenty Juniors in our breed. Together we will enjoy our new horizons in breeding, training, and loving our wonderful dogs. 

I hope you enjoy learning about us through all of our new web pages.

Peggy LeCount

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future 
~Jeremiah 29:11 





Kelsie, Bob & Peggy



Kelsie & Dillon



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