Friday, December 18, 2015

Healthy Performance Collies

         3 years ago I lost a huge piece of my heart, she was my obedience dog, my happy partner, with her dancing feet and sweet face and gentle soul. I blame part of her loss on her MDR1 status of m/m
Treatment was just not an option. 
  Since then the reports of losses of too many sweet Collies to poisoning because of their MDR1 status, and of herding dogs poisoned by eating manure from recently wormed sheep, I want to do better by the MDR1 if I breed again. Not the Only consideration but high up the list. 
  I brought Ripple home because her dam came from the same kennel foundation as my Keyna's dam, but Ripples breeder did an outcross to a totally different line for performance, a MDR1 N/N dog with high drive and great body, with lots of great health behind him. 
   Meanwhile a show and performance breeder who was keen on the line Keyna's sire was from did some breedings and ended with a Champion stud dog who is MDR1 N/m, pra cleared, DM clear, and producing beautiful healthy performance puppies. 8 months ago I spoke with her about bringing Ripple to her dog, and we've been waiting on Ripple. 
 Hoping we'll have some exciting news in the near future! 
Have I mentioned my predilection for tri smoothies?
The past guides our future choices, and makes us want to improve.

Where have we been?

Shortly after the last post we added another tri smooth Collie to the family, sweet, well bred, great type, she just hasn't found the show ring to her liking, mostly because I hand her off to handlers. We are having a blast together training though!

Meanwhile our Queen has turned 14 and age is robbing her of so much, but not her joy of eating or watching the horses, and she comes out to pasture every morning! Here is the whole crew!
Now as time as flown by plans formulated when I brought Ripple home 3 years ago are almost ready to move ahead. Hoping we have exciting times ahead. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Gael Hylights Ripple Effect

Ripple AKA Ripley, is growing up, here she is at 8 months. Sweet, athletic, happy, silly, mischievous, she is all of that! She found out that she could pull up whole plants and bring them back into the house through the dog door. She is totally captivated by anything that flys. Whats not to love?

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Incredible Show Days

  At the Collie Club Of Maine  Inca finished her Championship! Roma earned a BOS and a 4pt Major toward a Grand Championship! Keyna got a Reserve to Inca's major win. Fun Times!

  And in August when they are old enough  I will be bringing goats home! I really need goats badly, For land management and the girls?.......