CoI = 7.55% Full ISDS Stud Book to breed founders.
“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."
to purchase a puppy from this litter or to ask about any other puppies.
This photo album is the entire litter and group photo's
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.
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)