While health within the Border Collie is one of our main breed issues, we have been testing all our (breeding) dogs (besides ofcourse on Hip Dysplasia (HD) and annual normal eyetests (CEA, PRA, Cataract, Distiachis etc. inclusive glaucoma)) also for Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS) and Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) through DNA in Australia and USA. The puppies we breed will be tested on TNS and CEA through DNA in case one of the parents has been tested as being carrier. We try to check the bloodlines of the dogs for genetic problems and our puppy buyers will get a lifetime guarantee on any heriditary disease. All the healthresults of our dogs can be found on the individual pedigree pages.
Also based on those results, we hope with any planned combination to reach our goal we are aiming for when trying to breed the most perfect Border Collie (at least in our eyes): a healthy dog with great working ability and will to please (for any kind of dogsport/work) with a suberb temperament and character and as bonus nice to look at. We are not selling our puppies just only as being a pet or showdog, we expect the new owners to know that the Border Collie is a true working dog and therefor we want them to get a job or compete in a dogsport like agility, flyball, obedience, tracking or SAR.
Our second litter of 2014 will be born out of our gorgeous brown tricolor lady Lynn (pictures): Canen Lynn. This will be Lynn her second and final litter so it has to be a special one. After a long search we finally found not far away, in our opinion, the most perfect and suitable male for her: Eryri Jaff of top herding handler Susanne Lejuez!
Lynn has come to live with us from Germany when she was about 9-10 months old and after some difficulties finding her the perfect place, we are now 100% convinced she has found that with our friends Barbara and John. Coming from strong old herding lines out of the top kennel of Canen Border Collies from Shirley Bell (R.I.P.) who also produced many dogs who excel in all kind of dogsports, we are very happy to be able to give her a place in our heart/life and breeding program. Lynn is a really sweet lady who loves everybody and everyone, and has no mean bone in her body at all. She trains agility and sometimes herding in a recreative way and loves to do everything for and with you. The puppies from her first litter have just started competing in agility and show us a great future, they also work sheep brilliantly so truely multifunctional because of course they are beautiful to look at also.
Jaff is a marvelous herding dog who turns heads on many competitions all over the world by his amazing grace, calmness but also power when working sheep. His results in trials speak for themselves: many times representative at world and european championchips, Dutch National winner 2011, runner up Dutch championship 2014 etc etc. This is what his owner/handler Susanne writes about him: He is a very consistent dog that has never let me down, not in work or trials. He has a very positive outlook on life and wants to please. He has a great balance and feel for sheep. He has plenty of power and push, and he can adjust to different circumstances and types of sheep. He is a very honest dog that never looses his nerve or temper.
From this combination we expect only tricolour puppies (both black/white/tan aswell as brown/white/tan) who are not only more than suitable for all kind of dogsports but also for herding: both work and trialing on a very high level. The puppies will be of course FCI but also ISDS registrated from fully tested parents (both parents have A hips, eye test clear (and Lynn also including gonioscopy), DNA CEA and TNS normal) with a very cuddly character, good health and a nice appearance!
For more information about the mating, pregnancy, birth and the first 8 weeks of our little ones, you can take a look here.
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