Welcome to Ricky & Tess's little space on the web, their Kennel.
Most "Oldies" - People in the Petz Community around
1999-2001 will remember Ricky & Tess. They were two BCs
(Border Collies) who were, at that time, equivalent to Hollywood
So, just who were they? Well, you can find out by scrolling
down to the "Ricky & Tess" section, but basically, Ricky &
Tess started the BC Craze way back when. It was absolutely
This website is dedicated to the Petz "Old Days" and
Ricky & Tess's "Era". First lets talk about what we have here.
This small Kennel is, yep, you guessed it, is all about Ricky &
Tess. We do give out their puppies, which everyone craved for, way
back when, but mostly this website is here for the memories. I've tried
to make the layout as "Old School" as possible, for old
(29th July 2006)
Sorry for the lack of updates.
Puppies sent out. Ee! Everyone wanted Leo and Kya. Sorry to those
that didn't get them, they could only go to one person. Chooses
So, just who were these two famous Border Collies, I hear you
cry. Well, if you don't know/remember, get ready for a short
"Petz-ish" History lesson.
It all stated when...
...One day, back in early September of 1999, I came across a breed
file. In those days, the very few talented people who could
hex, put breed files up on their websites, much like today, except,
at first only a few of these files seemed to "take
off" to begin with. Back in '99 Petz was mostly
about breeding (P3 had not long been out in the UK) and pose showing. If
you got a new file, you bred to be different and then to show.
It wasn't all about Hexing back then.
Anyway, I came across the BC file and I really really liked it - I
think it was the only Border Collie file out at the
I've always loved BCs and from the age of twelve, I have always
wanted one. (I will get one as soon as I have my own place). I
could hex a little back then (and still only a little now), But
back then, people mostly seemed to hex Petz' eye colors, it was the only
thing the average person could do, for a while at least. But I
could hex the coat color on most files, so I hexed Ricky
"brown" after a BC in my village, Millie is her name
(she's still around). I added his bright blue eye color because I
really liked the shade of blue at the time, lol.
I soon displayed Ricky on my new website UK Petz (my pervious/first website was called Suffolk Kennels). People loved him. I got
lots of emails about how nice he was. I wanted to breed him
though, so I hexed the eyes on a black BC and named her
"Tess". She became his mate, and soon began to get quite
poplar too. The first time I bred them, the litter went very fast,
but as I bred them even more, the litters seemed to go quicker
each time. The amount of email I used to get for the puppies was
mad. I remember once, I bred a five or six dog litter, and I had
emails over night. I checked my email and they just kept coming,
lol. There was no "PetzA" back then, so it was much much
harder to breed litters. People were asking for them, faster than
I could breed.
So, in truth, I have no idea why my Border Collie pair "Ricky
& Tess" became who they did.
I think it was just, they were a nice pair to start with, and were the right
breed at the right time in the Petz era. I will always
remember "Ally" one of Ricky & Tess's very first
Pups, perhaps from their first (or second) litter, who went to
Jesse (from APS - back them OP4), Ally and her mate Marco, also
became very popular too. Again, I'm not sure why "Ally"
The phenomenon that was "Ricky & Tess", back in their
day will never die with us "Oldies" of the Petz Community,
we remember them for who they were. Yes, they were first Gen
BCs, who only produced second Gen pups, but that didn't come into
it back then. It just didn't matter to anyone. Now, quite a few
people have told me that there's not many Border Collies out there
today without Ricky & Tess lines. And that in itself, after a
four year gap, is pretty damn awesome!
RICKY: - Who Was He?
Ricky was the Border Collie who started the whole "BC
Craze". He was hexed by me on the 29th of September 1999. His
show name was "UKP's King Of The Border". I believe he
had a very large amount of show points, giving him a title as high as Petz
could go at the time. Ricky was just a simple looking hexed BC, I
really have no idea why everyone like him so much. Perhaps it was
that although hexing wasn't "all that" back then, Ricky
was probably one of the very first hexed BCs and everyone grabbed
on to that... Plus he was UK Petz' mascot as well, that seemed to
work for him.
TESS: - Who Was She?
Tess was Ricky's mate. I hexed on the 17th of Nonmember
1999. Her show name was "UKP's Black & White Angel". She also,
had a fair amount of show points. The only thing I hexed on Tess
her eye color. But as Ricky's mate, she also became very popular
as well. Therefore riding along with him on the Border Collie
Craze' wave. She will always be remembered as the gal Ricky was
never seen without - and of course the mother of his very loved puppies. - They made a very cute couple!
So, You'd like to adopt a Ricky & Tess puppy, huh? Well, you
might just be in luck!
Here we have litters of Ricky & Tess puppies for you to take
home. Please note: While, we love to adopt out Ricky & Tess
puppies, there will only be litters up here for adoption every so
often. Ricky & Tess refuse to breed constantly - looking after
a litter of troublesome puppies is a lot of work - Ricky & Tess
like to have a personal doggie life too!
RICKY & TESS ARE NOT FOR ADOPTION!
Please only apply for ONE puppy, let others have a chance too.
Please try to fill out the entire app. Thank you!
Pups are NOT first-come-first-serve. Please make an effort on the
Appreciate, I may get a lot of apps for a particular pup. Each pup
can only go to one person.
Didn't get a Pup, don't be put off, just re-apply for another or
for the next litter.
You're free to "Fix" your pups' eyelid colors, but nothing else,
If you show your new pup and want to use our prefix, then please use
Updates on pups are not necessary, but of course are very welcome
EMAIL SUBJECT AS FOLLOWS:
RT Adoptions: (name of the pup you want goes here)
Name Of the Pup You'd Like:
Do You Remember The "BC Craze" - If So What Do You
Do You Have An R&T Pup Already - If So Who:
Lastly, Why Do you Want This Pup:
*Girlie's names are in Pink
text - Boyo's names are in Blue
Adopted Puppies: Jamie, Leo, Kya
Memories... This is mostly what this website is all about. So,
it's fitting that we have a section dedicated to them. Here I'll
"quote" people on their memories from the "Old
Days" in the Petz Community regarding the "Ricky &
Tess Era". I'll take you're memories (if that's okay?) ffom the "Do You Remember The "BC Craze" part in the R&T puppies adoption form, but
you'd like to submit a memory to be listed, see below the memories
(please note that some memories may be
edited because of length)
I remember when Artemis made the merle
file and only gave it to a few people and how that was a
huge deal. I remember haveing the merle file and
feeling special lol. Most of all I remember
Ally. -Jesse @ APS
I remember refreshing your site and Jesse's
site OP4 about 32 million times a day just to see if you
both updated with any BC litters. -Oran @ Flashback
Collies were "flying off the shelves". I
wanted to have at least one Border of every color. In
fact. Ricky and Tess were the King and Queen of the Petz
Community, and their puppies were adopted faster than they
could be produced. If you couldn't adopt a Ricky and
Tess puppy yourself, the next best thing was to adopt a
puppy that was "RELATED TO RICKY AND TESS!"
(I remember people used to advertise that proudly!).
-Mutt @ Stunt
The ones that always tend
to stand out for me were Ricky and Tess, Dakota (Jesse owned
him?) and Ally and Marco. When I think about Ricky and Tess
they spark memories of Outdoor Petz 4 and Cybriar. And EVERY
bc stemmed from R&T. Part of me wishes we could go back
to that pc. Fond memories! -Sirius @ GreenBrook
Petz was one of the first sites I ever visited, and Ricky
was the first hexed pet I saw. R&T were my idols, but my
very first border was one named Vicky. I adopted her from Jesse’s
At (TPS/OP4) pair Marco
and Ally, so she was a grandchild of Ricky and Tess.
-Rachel @ Country
I remember I wanted the file really badly, but I
couldn't find it anywhere haha... And I remember looking at everyone's
BCs and being really jealous coz I wanted a Ricky and Tess
puppy but I was always too late in applying. -Sarah
At first it was so difficult to get the actual BC
file from anywhere so the only way to get a BC was to adopt
one... and of course you couldn't breed them when you didn't
have the file. Then after the "normal BC craze"
came the two-toned BCs. You had those litters as well.
-Pv @ Lost
When I was younger (a long time ago) I had UKP bookmarked
just so I could get my grubby little noob mitts on a Ricky
& Tess puppy. Needless to say, I never actually
got one, ever. *plays violin* They seemed to be the
most normal colored BC's that mutated quicker than you
could blink. Everyone wanted a puppy! -Salem
"Wow, I remember Ricky & Tess... those were the
days" I remember my first, and only, R&T pup,
his name was Jake and he was a perfect combo of his mom
& dad. I remember sending soo many applications
for a R&T puppy and I think I almost cried when I
finally got Jake! -Mandy
Like to submit a "Memory" to be listed above?
Copy the forum and email
it to me.
Tell Us Of Your Memories:
Posted With: "Your Name" OR "Anonymous":
Your Website Address:
Thank you for visiting Ricky & Tess's Kennel.
We hope you've had a nice time, and that you'll come and visit us
BORDER COLLIE BREED FILE
A lot have people have contacted me, asking for the Border Collie
So, I've decided to put it up for download.
The file is for Petz4 and Overwrites
the Dalmatian.dog. Click on R&T to get it!
If you'd like to link back to us, you can via the following:
(Please use the phrase "R&T's" or
"Ricky & Tess" when linking back to us. Thanks!)
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