WICANI: The home of happy collies!

Breeding 'HOLISTIC' Collies! ...

 

 

 

All those who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.








BREEDERS OF ENGLISH TRADITIONAL STYLE COLLIES,
WE BREED TO THE STANDARD.

OUR COLLIES CARRY AMERICAN BLOODLINES

OUR BREEDING POLICY

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Puppies planned and hoped for later in the year.

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 given our lives, 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! 

 

 

 










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We intend to continue combining UK and North American bloodlines in order to maintain and create diversity.

.WE ARE WORKING 
1) To reduce the incidence of the MDR1 deletion gene mutation in the breed.

2) To reduce the incidence of CEA in the breed.

3) To widen the gene pool, reduce inbreeding coefficient
and increase MHC haplotypes
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This will strengthen the immune system and encourage greater longevity.

4) To increase size.






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above: WICANI THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC age 9 weeks. 

A typical puppy by WICANI WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT

now grown up and a first prize Championship show winner!!!

 

WICANI.....NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE....WE BREED FOR SHAPE APPEAL...

 

 and MOVEMENT

 and TEMPERAMENT

 

ALL PUPPIES ARE EYE TESTED AT 7 WEEKS OF AGE