A note to hopeful puppy owners. Please remember that our puppies are the result of over FOURTY years of study in our chosen breed, we can answer questions regarding your Rough collie throughout its lifetime. We have reared large numbers of puppies, watched them grow and develop, and maintained a large number of dogs, in order to be able to speak from both knowledge AND experience. We have devoted a life time to research, given up on holidays, given up on smart clothes in favour of dirty mud covered overalls. We have no flat screen TV, no expensive car, no smart phone and very few evenings dining out. Our money goes into feeding dogs, maintaining kennels, the purchase of grooming products and the high cost of importing healthy dogs, so that we can keep a sustainable gene pool active, all for the benefit of the breed we love. If we all bred one litter per year and used the same male, the breed would NOT survive into the future. Some of us have devoted our life, not to win a few ribbons in the show ring so we can boast (nice as that is) but to gain the knowledge and experience needed to breed healthy dogs, dogs that fit the breed standard rather than fit a modern fashionable interpretation of it, dogs that will hopefully enjoy a long active life. We hope that those who wish to enjoy the fruits of our labour, will appreciate our hard work and the huge expences involved in this life long project. We hope you will appreciate that health testing is expensive. Why is it that people are happy to pay for new laptops, fancy phones, and multiple holidays... and yet hope to pay nothing for a healthy active intelligent life force that has entered the world through love and devotion, and will bring them joy for many years!
BABIES ARRIVED ON 17th OCTOBER,
WE HAVE ONE TRICOLOUR FEMALE NOT YET RESERVED DUE TO A CANCELLATION.
Mum is Wicani Sugar Bon Bons (Bonnie), a daughter of Wicani Rumours out of Wicani Silken Feather. The sire of this litter is Wicani By Sword and Sorcery 'Arthur'
These babies will ALL be CEA NON CARRIER by parentage. They will also be MDR1 +/+ and DM free. This is a HISTORY making litter being the first of its kind in the UK. We have worked for 7 years, importing many collies from around the world to be able to reach this point, whereby we can produce an entire litter of puppies that are genetically non carriers of all three of these common inherited defects. They are not only unaffected, but they cannot even produce cea or dm if mated to affected partners. This litter are VERY special. We would prefer them to go to serious homes, although one or two may be available to loving pet homes too. Only 5% of Rough collies WORLDWIDE have these health statistics, this is an incredibly rare opportunity. This is the culmination of 7 years of ridicule from some of our fellow breeders who have preferred ribbons over hard work to improve health, 7 years of expensive imports, 7 years during which time we have been making use of over 40 years of experience in the breed, to combine English and American dogs. We have made many sacrifices to bring you puppies of this outstanding quality. All the DNA testing, all the love we have poured out by putting health as our main priority, weathering the storms when they appeared and we can now celebrate the sunshine. We are THRILLED.
Strong of limb, sound of mind, active and intelligent and brimming with vitality..we want it ALL.
Above photo is Arthur, he is the sire of the above litter. His official name is Wicani By Sword and Sorcery.