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ASTRA PIRATE x ASTRA MISKA litter 2020

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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."

9 Puppies Born:

Date of Birth: 16th April 2020

unfortunately, Miska produced six very small puppies, four of whom did not make if for very long, or were sleeping at birth and then after almost a week, she proceeded to lie on a super blue merle male.

 

So she has Four Surviving pups:-

one Blue merle female

one Tricolourfemale

one Red tricolour female

one Tricolour male

 

Page updated 4th May 2020

NEW PHOTOS 4th may 2020

Puppies growing up - Click here to view puppy photo Album

 

 

Puppies ready to go on the: ------------------------------------- 11th June 2020

Astra Pirate, Blue merle Tricolour, Rough coated, Male border collie
ASTRA PIRATE I.S.D.S. No: 00/351486

Pirate has a super temperament but can be very pushy with other dogs,

wanting to play all the time, he is very clever and willing to please .

On the sheep, he has power and presence,

He looks pretty ordinary until he sees sheep and when he settles he is stunningly stylish..

 

He is in training and I hope to make a trials dog of him. I love working him as he is quick to respond, has excellent balance and very good turns off shep.

 

DNA tested clear for:-

CEA
TNS
IGS (B12 Deficiency)

SN Sensory Neuropathy

MDR1

GG Glaucoma and Goniodysgenesis

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Degenerative myelopathy

Primary Lens Luxation

Myotonia Hereditaria

Raine Syndrome

 

Hip Score: Not done - both parents done - see pedigree


PEDIGREE of Astra Pirate ISDS: 00/351486

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 ASTRA PIRATE (includes video of him on sheep)

 

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Miska, Tricolour smooth coated border collie
ASTRA MISKA I.S.D.S. No: 00-342695

 

Miska is a special girl to us, she is by a cousin of our Astra Dale was Pure power and brains and placed in open trials),

Miska is out of Astra Dubh who is a full sister to our current best dog Astra Black and Astra Ginger.

This is. without a doubt, my best line, they have loving solid natures, easy to train.

An OFF SWITCH to die for, and pure power and drive when at work with

SHEEP, Agility, obedicence, Search and Rescue, you name it,

this line can do it to a high standard.

 

Their only down side is they are emphatically sensitive, they can read your mood intuitively

and will refuse to work if you are unfair or loose your temper, if you realise this and change your attitude,

say you are sorry,

they are back on the job with no hard feelings.

 

These are my go to dogs, they will always get the job done but on sheep they are probably not beginner handler dogs, simply as they can be very pushy, the are honest and clean mouthed, with almost no grip, but will turn it on when challenged by a nasty ewe or ram.

 

I had intended to keep the merle boy but I may still change my minda and keep the Red girl unless you can offer a breeding home for her on contract with sheep work, free lessons and a pup back at a latter stage /ask me about the Guardianship Breeding Agreement .

 

DNA "normal" for

CEA

IGS

TNS

GG

NCL

SN

MDR1

 

 

 

 

Photo Album of Miska (includes video of her on sheep)

 

 

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Blue Merle FEMALE border collie puppy

Puppy number 1

FEMALE

Blue Merle

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Not for SALE

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Tricolour, FEMALE Border Collie puppy

Puppy number 2

FEMALE

Tricolour

Medium/Rough coated

border collie puppy

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Tricolor FEMALE border collie puppy

Puppy number 3

MALE

Tricolour

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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REd triclour FEMALE border collie puppy

Puppy number 4

FEMALE

Red triclour

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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If you are interested in a puppy in this litter you must advise us if you intend to breed.

Please read To Breed or not to Breed ?


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PLEASE NOTE:

Please read before you contact us for Additional Information

 Since the Lockdown orders were put in place in March 2020, we have been inundated with requests for puppies and even for foster dogs and older dogs.  (Yes, occasionally we do have older border collie bitches looking for homes).


In 30 years of professional breeding I have NEVER known such demand for puppies. 


21 st May 2020 = 

NOTICE -
SORRY, SORRY -

We still CAN't KEEP UP.  

please see instructions on our application form

 

Please do not phone, Text or whatsapp.

We are still working through applications for both the Miska and Amiga litters,

preference is given to those who want to work sheep or to amazing active homes.

We have another two litters due in Mid JUNE,

so are also taking applications

for puppies which may be ready in

August/September or later. 


We will only start to reply to any application recieved in April/May from the 28th May.

Please be patient, we will read every application and

then will send emails to all our prefered applicants - to which you should immediately reply to that email answering all our questions.
Depending on those answers we will then invite you to a video appointment, if you have not recieved an email (which is not an autoreply),

please check and keep checking your spam folder.
However, we are sorry but

we may not be able to reply to every single application.  

 

Please do not apply unless you are prepared to WAIT until at least September, can offer a WORKING HOME or amazing ACTIVE home.