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Sweep (Pennant Williams) x ASTRA SILK 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."

Puppies:

Date of Birth: 10th May 2017

Watch this space for news.

 

The expected pups should be HIGH drive pups for Trials, Herding or Agility homes and should the potential to go to the top in any dogs sports or herding work.

We may be keeping a male pup, as this is likely to be Silk's last ever litter, and she comes from a great line of working hill and trials dogs.

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

 

Page updated 26th May 2017

only one male pup still available

to working home only for Flock, Trials or competition agility.

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New photo's placed on the 23rd May

Click here to see the videos of Silk's pups growing up at the bottom of this page.

New Video's

Puppies ready to go on the: ---------- 5th July 2017 - only one male pup still available to working home only Flock, Trials or competition agility.

Sweep - Pennant Williams, black and white Male border collie

Sweep (Pennant Williams)

I.S.D.S. No: 00/277391

Qualified for his first International in Cardiff at the age of 2 years.

Sweep has achieved over 30 open wins. He has qualified for the World Trial International twice.

14th in 2011 World Trials Qualification

His owner is a livestock buyer and uses Sweep to help gather and sort those sheep.

You will be able to see Sweep perform in a new Film Series on this website from November 14th 2016

Sire and grandsire to many trials winners including

Grandsire to Priseli Ci (Kevin Evans) International Supreme Champion 2016

Sire to :

Ross Game's Roy 3rd in the International Supreme 2016

Kinloch Levi 00/322637 = 2016 Reserve Welsh Champion and 7th International Supreme 2016 (an amazing run with no pen - ran out of time)

 

Stunning dog, with power, style and awesome presence, he passes these traits to his children.

Still competing and placing at 11 years of age in Open Trials, fit as a fiddle.

 

DNA "Carrier" for CEA

It is highly unusual for any other DNA testing to be done within the ISDS membership.

Unfortunately too, It is not yet standard practise for owners of ISDS registered dogs to Hip Score,

since the incedence of the disease is very low in the working bred dog

few owners are willing to subject their valuable working dogs to sedation to get the xray needed.

But to ensure we get the absolute best working bloodlines and keep our lines as diverse as possible

we still need to use these very special dogs regardless of their health testing status.

We will still guarantee these puppis for Hip Dysplasia, as per our puppy guarantee.

 

With the right training and handling,

this litter is expected to have the potential to reach the top in any performance sports

 

Click here to veiw Sweep's photo album

 

 

 

 

Astra Silk, Dilute - Slate merle border collie
Astra SILK I.S.D.S. No:: 00-320704

This will be her fourth litter and may will be her last.

Silk is Slate Merle (dilute genetically) you can view her siblings and parents here

 

See her first litter here

See her second litter here

See her Third litter here

 

Silk is a very sweet loving girl who loves to work with you for treats.

She is very nicely balanced and natural on her sheep.

Very stylish and is currently used to teach students how to start training young sheepdog.

 

DNA "NORMAL" for CEA

DNA Normal for IGS

DNA normal for TNS

Hip Score: 8:6

 

Click here to veiw Silk's photo album

 

 

 

 

Potential Performance Sports Dogs for Agility or Herding

These pups will suit any type of Performance Dog sport but especially herding, they are bred to be champions

and only require the best handlers to bring out their potential.

 

I will be retaining two puppies from this litter for training as sheepdogs.

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

 

 

PUPPIES PEDIGREE

Please see the mother and father pedigree above

 

Please contact us NOW to go on our waiting list

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

 

 

black and white female, medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 1

FEMALE

Black and white

medium coat

Border collie puppy

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Click here to view Pup no 1's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 1's photo album

 

Black and white male, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 2

MALE

Black and white

medium coat

Border collie puppy

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Click here to view pup no 2's photo album

Click here to view pup no 2's photo album

 

slate grey male, medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 3

MALE

Slate Grey

medium coat

Border collie puppy

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Click here to view Pup no 3's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 3's photo album

 

 

black and white male, medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 4

MALE

Black and white

medium coat

Border collie puppy

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Click here to view Pup no 4's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 4's photo album

 

slate merle male, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 5

MALE

slate merle

medium coat

Border collie puppy

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Click here to view pup no 5's photo album

Click here to view pup no 5's photo album

 

Blue merle male, medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 6

MALE

Blue merle

medium coat

Border collie puppy

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Click here to view Pup no 6's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 6's photo album

 


 

slate grey male, medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 7

MALE

Slate Grey

smooth to medium coat

Border collie puppy

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

 

Click here to view Pup no 7's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 7's photo album

 

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.
Advising us of your intentions will allow us to update you on any health issues encountered

since you collected your puppy.

Additionally, we may like to help select the mate for your dog and purchase a puppy from that mating

in order to maintain our bloodlines.

 

Please read our artilcle

To Breed or not to Breed


Please read "Our Puppy Guarantee" before you enquire about our puppies.

 

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

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

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

It is human nature to select 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 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

 

Firstly, I as breeder may want to keep one of the puppies and as I want to work them on sheep, I will select my puppy not on the looks but on its character and how it learns and

 

reacts to certain situations and tests I may carry out.

 

Through vast experience I have found great success in choosing pups through this procedure so

 

we now like to place pups to the right home by Character 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 develops 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 a choice of puppies at 7 - 8 weeks od age you will need to place a deposit as soon as possible once I have agreed that you may purchase one of my 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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