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Astra Ezra x Gem litter 2017

 

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“Astra Sheepdogs - dedicated to the welfare and improvement of the Border Collie breed, by endeavoring to ensure the optimal health, of the Astra sheepdog bloodlines, with the help of our dedicated International Owners."

Date born: 30th December 2017

Fourteen 14 puppies Born -

3 died soon after birth due to one being brain damage, one with pnuemonia, and one premature size,

and GEM unfortunately, lay on two big healthy pups.

so

9 remaining pups

1 x Tricolour Male

1 x Black and white Male

3 x Blue merle Males

2 x Blue merle Females

1 x Red Merle Female

1 x Tricolour Female

New Photo's 6th February 2018

 

 

New Video playlist 7th February 2018

CLICK to see the Video's of the pups growing up


Puppies will be ready to go to their new homes on approx. 24th February 2018...................................................

Astra Ezra, Blue merle Rough coated, Male border collie
Astra Ezra I.S.D.S. No: 00/346184

Ezra s still a youngster, he lives as a family pet.

We have his litter sister Lace and brother Moss, who are both excelling in their sheepdog training.

Being very natural and easy to work with.

Hi family say that Ezra is a wonderful companion, and we know they are right since Lace, Moss and their mother Silk are too.

 

CEA Normal by DNA test
TNS normal by DNA test
IGS (B12 Deficiency) DNA Normal by DNA test

SN Sensory Neuropathy DNA normal by test

MDR1 - normal by DNA test

MH (Malignant Hyperthermia) - normal by DNA test

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis ( CL / NCL ) - normal by DNA test


PEDIGREE of Astra Ezra 00/346184

Health information on pedigree may not be up to date

(please ask us for the updated version when you enquire)

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Photo Album of Ezra growing up

 

 

Gem, Black and white curly coated border collie
GEM I.S.D.S. No: 00/312948

We have Gem's son Upland Roy (RED) whom we love very much

so when Gem was looking for a new home through no fault of her own (owner needed space for

the young sheepdogs coming up)

We decided to buy her and put her into our breeding program,

She must be really fit as her average previous litters have been 7 and

she doubled that this time to produce 14 pretty big pups.

They say a bitch should stop breeding when her litter size decreases.

She also works for our students as she is a fully trained and experienced sheepdog.

Her job with us during the year will be to train young budding sheepdog handlers and

hold up sheep for the young pups.

Gem is loyal, calm and super to have around.

She is one fantastic mother.

 

CEA Normal by DNA test
TNS normal by DNA test
IGS (B12 Deficiency) DNA Normal by DNA test

SN Sensory Neuropathy DNA normal by test


Hip Scored: Total: never done, still working sound at 7 years of age.

WE are not happy to subject her to sedation.


PEDIGREE of GEM 00/312948

Health information on pedigree may not be up to date

(please ask us for the updated version when you enquire)

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Gem's photo album

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to purchase a puppy from this litter or to ask about any other puppies.

Book a puppy now !

to purchase a puppy from this litter or to ask about any other puppies.

PUPPIES PEDIGREE

Health information on pedigree may not be up to date.

(please ask us for the updated version when you enquire)

I am intending to keep two pups from this litter,

so final choices will not be done until I have chosen my pups at close to 8 weeks.

See below how we start the selection process

 

 

Tricolour Male , rough coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 1

MALE

Red Tricolour
medium to rough coat

Border collie puppy

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Blue merle Female, Rough coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 2

FEMALE

Blue merle
medium to Rough coat

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

 

Red merle tricolour Female, medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 3

FEMALE

Red tricolour merle

Medium coated

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

Not available


Black and white male, Medium to Rough coated, Border collie puppy

Puppy number 4

MALE

Black and white

Rough coated

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

Blue merle Tricolour, Female, medium coated, border collie puppy

Puppy number 5

FEMALE

Blue merle Tricolour
medium coat

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

 

Black and white, Female, medium to rough coated, border collie puppy

Puppy number 6

FEMALE

Black and white

rough coated

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

 

 


Blue merle, Male, Rough coated, Border collie puppy

Puppy number 7

MALE

Blue merle

Rough coated

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

 

Blue merle Tricolour, Male, medium to rough coated, border collie puppyM

Puppy number 8

MALE

Blue merle Tricolour

Rough coat

Border collie puppy

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Not available

Blue merle, male, rough coated, border collie puppy

Puppy number 9

MALE

Blue merle

Rough coated

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

 


 

 

 

If you are interested in breeding with your puppy,

you must advise us if you intend to breed

because any breeding must be seriously considered

for many different reasons, it is not just a case of putting two handsome well natured dogs together and hoping for the best

 

Please read our artilcle

To Breed or not to Breed

 

Book a puppy now !

to purchase a puppy from this litter or to ask about any other puppies.

 

This photo album is the litter growing up

and may include videos


 

Preference will ALWAYS be given (where choice is available) to potential WORKING homes (herding or competition performance sports).

If you want the best choice of puppies at 7 - 8 weeks od age you will need to place a deposit as soon as possible,

but not before I have agreed that you may purchase one of my very special puppies.

It is human nature to select a puppy on looks alone.

BUT it is through our considerable experience that we advise you to take into account the puppies character in the selection process;

because selecting the wrong character is much harder to live with than the wrong white markings,coat colour or coat length.

Just because a puppy is not marked as Sold does not mean that it is still available.

Puppies are marked SOLD on the website once the final choice has been agreed with the new owners according to the character of the puppies (and not by their Colour or Coat) and a deposit has been received.

This is usually done at 7 to 8 weeks of age.

 

BECAUSE

 

We like to place pups to the right home by Character, so we ask you give us your choice of three puppies in order of preference. 

 

This is essential as we may well have several requests for the same puppy and we, of course, cannot dissect the puppy.

 

Your choices will always be considered and mutually agreed upon before the final choice is made.

 

Character starts to develop from five weeks of age and I will be looking closely at the pups to establish which in my opinion will make the best possible dog for your requirements, and by 7 weeks of age I will have a fair idea of each pup' s character.

 

Therefore we make final selection between 7 to 8 weeks of age.

 

Regular photo updates (we try to do this once every week to ten days) and also try to include some regular video. Video's are ALWAYS placed onto my YOUTUBE page before being placed onto the website, please subscribe to YOUTUBE and make sure your settings allow for all video updated to be emailed to you. (check your spam email folder too)

 

Look forward to receiving your choices in order of preference.

 

If you want the best choice of puppies at 7 - 8 weeks od age you will need to place a deposit as soon as possible,

but not before I have agreed that you may purchase one of my very special puppies.

 

I reserve the right to refuse to sell you a puppy if, I do not think you will give them a suibable home.

 

I may also want you to supply references from your vet, dog training clubs etc. to help me decide on your suitability

 

Please read our page Book A Puppy NOW ! to see how our application process is done.

 

 

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