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ASTRA FLINT x BRIAR 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."

11 Puppies Born:

Date of Birth: 22nd December 2018

Unfortunately two pups wer only 150grams in weight and did not make it.

Nine Surviving pups:-

Three blue merle females

Three Blue merle males

Two tricolour females

One Tricolour male

I will be keeping one merle female and one merle male and will not choose which one until they are at least 9 -10 weeks old.

So the Merles are not available until the are 10 weeks old.

 

Page updated 8th January 2019

NEW PHOTOS 8th January 2019

Puppies growing up - Click here to view puppy photo Album

 

 

Puppies ready to go on the: ------------------------------------- 16th February 2019 -

Astra Flnt, Blue merle Tricolour, Rough coated, Male border collie
ASTRA FLINT I.S.D.S. No: 00/344750

FLINT is an outstandingly natural dog on the sheep, he has power and presence,

when he settles he is stunningly stylish..

Sheep respect him.

Unfortuately, he was farm trained and has some bad habits which would cause issues at trials as he cuts corners on his flanks.

however, he works daily on the seashore of the Orkney Islands and is clever at

removing sheep from the cliff faces.

His sire MICA also works the same difficult ground.

He is a joy to have in the kennels, but he normally lives in the house

with tiny children whom he adores.

Flint belongs to Laura French and he was loaned to us

for a short time to mate to selct bitches, he has since returned to Orkney Island.

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

SN Sensory Neuropathy DNA normal by test

MDR1 - normal by DNA test

GG Glaucoma and Goniodysgenesis - normal by DNA test

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis ( CL / NCL ) - normal by DNA test

Hip Score: 4/5


PEDIGREE of Astra Flint ISDS: 00/344750

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 Album of ASTRA FLINT (includes video of him on sheep)

 

 

Briar, Tricolour rough coated border collie
BRIAR I.S.D.S. No: 00-349863

 

Briar is by Hybeck Blake who is DNA tested normal for all the main border collie Disease and Hip Scored with good hips.

Blake needs no introduction, he is a trials winner and sire to many trials winners.

Briar's mother is also a trials winner and we hope one day she will be too.

Briar came to us as a non worker, but she has switched on and was almost ready for real training when we mated her to Flint.

We expect her to be easy to train as she is very biddable and willing to please, she is stylish and willing to tackle a sheep head on.

We hope to bring out her best once she has weaned her pups.

 

DNA "normal" for CEA by parentage

 

 

Photo Album of BRIAR (includes video of her on sheep)

 

 

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PUPPY PEDIGREE

 

Tricolour MALE border collie puppy

Puppy number 1

MALE

Tricolour

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Blue Merle, MALE Border Collie puppy

Puppy number 2

MALE

Blue merle

Medium/Rough coated

border collie puppy

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Tricolor FEMALE border collie puppy

Puppy number 3

FEMALE

Tricolour

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Blue Merle FEMALE border collie puppy

Puppy number 4

FEMALE

Blue Merle

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Blue Merle Male border collie puppy

Puppy number 5

MALE

Blue Merle

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Tricolour Female

Puppy number 6

FEMALE

Tricolour

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Blue Merle FEMALE border collie puppy

Puppy number 7

FEMALE

Blue Merle

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

 

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Blue Merle Male border collie puppy

Puppy number 8

MALE

Blue Merle

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Blue Merle Female

Puppy number 9

FEMALE

Blue Merle

Medium/rough coated

border collie puppy

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Puppies growing up - Click here to view puppy photo Album

 

 

If you are interested in a puppy in this litter you must advise us if you intend to breed.

Please read To Breed or not to Breed ?


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

 

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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.

As we 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 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,

 

I will tell you the character of each pup as it develops.

 

Puppies are marked SOLD on the website once the choice has been agreed with the new owners and a deposit has been received.

 

Regular photo updates (we try to do this once every week to ten days) and also try to include some video.

 

Look forward to receiving your choices in order of preference.

 

 

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