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.
End of April, 2015
We are very much looking forward to the third and final litter of our special lilac merle lady Lizz : Qualified to Come Bye of Pinewood Country, who has been mated to the stunning brown tricolor male Gaico uit Huize ter Beuken.
Lizz has been imported by us from Austria when she was a puppy, because our Gyp (Karrider Cresta Run) had a nice girlfriend coming for a mating and we would like to have a puppy after him from that combination, so there she was: one out of a litter of 10 with mainly lilac and lilac merles. Not my favourite color in the world but it was love at first sight. Since a puppy she has been living in the same wonderful fosterhome as her daddy Gyp, days filled with lots of cuddles, long walks, playing frisbee and football, swimming etc. In her first two litters she has produced some amazing friendly, open, crazy, agile, obedient and mostly gorgeous puppies who can be seen in agility, obedience, herding, search and rescue, doggydance etc etc, so therefor we have decided to have another litter with her now, so we can also keep our own puppy.
Gaico is an eyecatcher, living in Belgium and competing highly in agility. Several years ago I already laid my eyes on him and his lines but in the end I have used his brother Rindjah (I made it Uit Huize ter Beuken :same combination but one litter later) for the final litter of our Fujita. Their puppies are all we have hoped for, nice characters, great working ability, nice jumping skills and of course excellent health so we had no problems about using this line again for one of our girls. When in the beginning of this year I was competing at the Trophy of the Lowlands (Belgium versus Netherlands) I noticed a wonderful, full of speed and eagerness, good style of jumping and nice character so I looked him up in the catalogue and it was Gaico, so then my mine was fully set on him!!
Out of this combination we hope to welcome amazing agile and highly workable puppies in the colours brown/white, lilac white, chocolate merle and lilac merle, all with or without tan markings. These puppies will of course be very suitable for agility but also for flyball, obedience, frisbee, doggydance etc but most of all, they want to be partners for life!
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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