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Astra Black x Astra Sue litter 2018

 

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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."

Date born: 22nd April 2018

9 puppies Born -

8 females and one male, unfortunately Sue lay on one the second night.

This litter was unplanned,

Sue got herself pregnant on day 3 of her season (extreemly rare).

We have DNA parentage tested the litter to confirm the father/s

The sire of five black pups was Roy (Blue) - see here for details.

New Photo's 19th June 2018

 

 

New Video playlist coming soon

CLICK to see the Video's of the pups growing up


Puppies will be ready to go to their new homes on approx. 17th June 2018.... ...............................................

Astra Black, Black and white smooth coated, Male border collie
ASTRA BLACK I.S.D.S. No: 00/338240

Black is a potential Super STAR. A dog in a million, I am proud to have bred this

Stunning dog.

He is very quick to learn, sensitive, enourmously willing

to please, powerful and stylish, with natural pace (even if a bit fast and pushy),

his flanks were easy to widen as was getting direction commands, he is so clever you usually only have to tell him or show him what you want once..

His only fault is he tries too hard both in his work and for your recognition, he

has a concience, but this make him a doddle to handle his power and guts..

There is also plenty of known dogs with an off switch in Blacks pedigree, and Black's "off Swith" is developing as he matures..

 

This is his first litter.

 

CEA Normal by DNA test
TNS normal by Parentage
IGS (B12 Deficiency) DNA Normal by Parentage

 


PEDIGREE of ASTRA BLACK ISDS: 00/3338240

(Sire: Astra Tay out of Astra Lady)

Health information on pedigree may not be up to date

(please ask us for the updated version when you enquire)

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Photo and Video Album of Astra Black growing up and in training to

become a sheepdog.

 

 

Astra Ginger, Red and white smooth coated border collie
ASTRA SUE  I.S.D.S. No: 00/339259

Astra Sue, is by my Astra Dale out of Midge.

She has a lovely sweet nature, great "off Switch" and enjoys cuddles.

On sheep she is business, and her job is to

help teach our human students the art of training sheepdogs

 

CEA Normal by DNA test
TNS normal by Parentage
IGS (B12 Deficiency) DNA Normal by Parentage
Hip Scored: Total 5:6 Total 11


Pedigree of Sue's mother Midge

Pedigree of Sue's Father ASTRA DALE

Health information on pedigree may not be up to date

(please ask us for the updated version when you enquire)

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Book a puppy now !

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

Book a puppy now !

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

PUPPIES PEDIGREE

Health information on pedigree may not be up to date.

(please ask us for the updated version when you enquire)

I am intending to keep two female pups from this litter,

so final choices will not be done until I have chosen my pups at close to 8 weeks.

See below how we start the selection process

 

 

Red and white FEMALE,  border collie puppy

Puppy number 4

FEMALE

Red and white
medium coat

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

Retained for ongoing training

 

Red Tricolour FEMALE, smooth coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 6

FEMALE

Red Tricolour
medium coat

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

SOLD

Red and White Female, smooth coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 8

FEMALE

Red and white

smooth coated

Border collie puppy

Book a puppy now !

Retained for ongoing Training


 

Five black and white girls by ROY (Blue)

plus

Three red and with girls by ASTRA BLACK

All Growing up together.

What an experiement two different types of sire#

on a super laid back clever natural worker.

We will be keeping one of the black girls and

two of the red girls.

This photo album is the litter growing up

and may include VIDEO's;

 

 

 

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

 

Please read our artilcle

To Breed or not to Breed

 

Book a puppy 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).

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.

 

BECAUSE

 

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)

 

Look forward to receiving your choices in order of preference.

 

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.

 

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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