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Sweep (Pennant Williams) x ASTRA GOLDIE 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."

SIX Puppies:

Date of Birth: 08th June 2018

3 Males - one lilac, one red and one black

3 female - one lilac, one red and one black

 

HIGH drive with "off Switch" pups for Trials, Herding or Agility homes

these have the potential to go to the top in any dogs sports or herding work.

We are keeping at least two pups, so all the girls are spoken for. but will not make our choice until the very last minute

 

Page updated 19th June 2018

New photo's click on each photo album box.

Click here to see the videos of Maid's pups growing up at the bottom of this page.

New Video's coming soon

Puppies ready to go on the: ----------12th August 2018

Sweep - Pennant Williams, black and white Male border collie

Sweep (Pennant Williams)

I.S.D.S. No: 00/277391

Qualified for his first International in Cardiff at the age of 2 years.

Sweep has achieved over 30 open wins. He has qualified for the World Trial International twice.

14th in 2011 World Trials Qualification

His owner is a livestock buyer and uses Sweep to help gather and sort those sheep.

You will be able to see Sweep perform in a new Film Series on this website from November 14th 2016

Sire and grandsire to many trials winners including

Grandsire to Priseli Ci (Kevin Evans) International Supreme Champion 2016

Sire to :

Ross Game's Roy 3rd in the International Supreme 2016

Kinloch Levi 00/322637 = 2016 Reserve Welsh Champion and 7th International Supreme 2016 (an amazing run with no pen - ran out of time)

 

Stunning dog, with power, style and awesome presence, he passes these traits to his children.

Still competing and placing at 11 years of age in Open Trials, fit as a fiddle.

 

DNA "Carrier" for CEA

It is highly unusual for any other DNA testing to be done within the ISDS membership.

Unfortunately too, It is not yet standard practise for owners of ISDS registered dogs to Hip Score,

since the incedence of the disease is very low in the working bred dog

few owners are willing to subject their valuable working dogs to sedation to get the xray needed.

But to ensure we get the absolute best working bloodlines and keep our lines as diverse as possible

we still need to use these very special dogs regardless of their health testing status.

 

BREAKING NEWS

We paid for Sweep to be DNA tested for 5 diseases.

He is now certified NORMAL by Laboklin TEST for

IGS,

TNS,

NCL,

MDR1

SN

 

We will still guarantee these puppis for Hip Dysplasia, as per our puppy guarantee.

 

With the right training and handling,

this litter is expected to have the potential to reach the top in any performance sports

 

Click here to veiw Sweep's photo album

 

Astra Goldie, Lilac Tricolour, medium coated border collie
ASTRA GOLDIE I.S.D.S. No: 00/3

 

This is her First litter

Goldie lives with 16 year old Laura on a smallholding in the hills of Wales.,

She is Laura's shadow and friend, and they are learning the art of working sheep together.

Goldie is living with us whilst she rears her pups and Laura is studying for xams

They will be rejoined as soon as the pups are weaned.

 

 

 

DNA "Normalr" for CEA by Parentage.

IGS (B12 deficiency) normal by Parentage

TNS normal by Parentage

 

 

 

PEDIGREE of Astra GOLDIE 00/3

Health information on pedigree may not be up to date.

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

 

 

Click here to veiw GOLDIE's album

 

Click here to view Becky's photo album

 

 

 

 

 

Potential Performance Sports Dogs for Agility or Herding

These pups will suit any type of Performance Dog sport but especially herding, they are bred to be champions

and only require the best handlers to bring out their potential.

 

I will be retaining two puppies from this litter for training as sheepdogs.

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

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

 

 

PUPPIES PEDIGREE

 

 

 

Lilac Tricolour female, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 1

FEMALE

Lilac Tricolour

smooth to medium coat

Border collie puppy

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

 

Click here to view Pup no 1's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 1's photo album

 

Red tri male, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 2

MALE

Red tricolor

smooth to medium coat

Border collie puppy

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

 

Click here to view pup no 2's photo album

Click here to view pup no 2's photo album

 

Black tricolour male, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 3

MALE

Black triclour

smooth to medium coat

Border collie puppy

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

 

Click here to view Pup no 3's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 3's photo album

 


black tricolour female, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 4

FEMALE

Black Tricolour

smooth to medium coat

Border collie puppy

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

 

Click here to view Pup no 4's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 4's photo album

 

Red tricolour female, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 5

FEMALE

Tricolour

smooth to medium coat

Border collie puppy

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

 

Click here to view Pup no 5's photo album

Click here to view Pup no 5's photo album

 

Lilac male, Smooth to medium coat, border collie puppy

Puppy number 6

MALE

Lilac

smooth to medium coat

Border collie puppy

Make Your Enquiry NOW !

 

Click here to view the litter growing up photo album

Click here to view pup no 6's photo album

 


Astra Goldie x Pennant Williams Sweep newborn puppies

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.

 

Click here to view Puppies Growing Up photo album

Click here to view Puppies growing up photo album

 

 

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


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

 

Make Your Enquiry 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).

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.

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 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

 

Firstly, I as breeder may want to keep one of the puppies and as I want to work them on sheep, I will select my puppy not on the looks but on its character and how it learns and

 

reacts to certain situations and tests I may carry out.

 

Through vast experience I have found great success in choosing pups through this procedure so

 

we now 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 the 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, 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 a choice of puppies at 7 - 8 weeks od age you will need to place a deposit as soon as possible once I have agreed that you may purchase one of my 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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