What do you want? CHEAP or PROTECTED?
A border collie does not become a sheepdog until it is trained to work sheep, until then, 99% of all Border collies these days, will become family pets in a household rather than a kennelled working sheepdog.
Cheap Farm reared pups will likely, not have prepared the pup, to become first and foremost a valued member of someone's family?
All my newly weaned puppies have set fees.
I know what expenses I have in my litter and that dictates my price.
Not supply and demand and not titles or names, colours or coat types.
If I have a puppy with outstanding working potential they will not be for the general public, if I do not keep them they will be offered to top performance homes, sometimes at reduced prices, so if you are going to compete with your dog in Sheepdog Trials, or other canine sports, ask us about these special quality pups.
If I have performance dogs.... then they need to go to Performance homes.
If I have one that's mild and laid back. That's the one that goes on to the active pet person.
The pedigree has little to do with what works for a family as an active pet.
Pedigree is about what may make up a potential worker and/or breeder.
If someone wants a working sheepdog to herd sheep, my average pups will do this with ease.
If someone wants a Sheepdog Trials dog or Performance Sports dog they may have to be patient and not be fussed about colour, coat type or gender, as these requirements reduce the chances of finding the most outstanding puppy for your expectations.
If someone specifically wants a breeding dog or bitch they will have to wait for these special attributes to show, and pay up as they are few and far between and not always in every litter.
It's not easy making choices for pick of a litter or second pick, because I, as the breeder, will have these choices which are ultimately personal to each individual, and none comes with guarantees that are beyond what we guarantee for an active pet companion.
Your ability to train this puppy to become what you desire, will dictate if the potential determined by pedigree, character and herding instinct will be achieved.
Our overheads, especially for our labour to meet the welfare needs of the puppies, and to achieve excellent socialisation and health determine the price we charge for our puppies.
We believe that we must charge enough so that we have enough in standby to protect the rest of our dogs in times of emergency.
Rearing top quality, well socialised puppies cost huge resources in time and facilities.
Our Border Collie puppies are now priced from £1000.00 to £2500.00 each, depending on their bloodlines/potential etc. (litters priced differently)
Older pups, with or without basic obedience/crate training, and those showing on sheep, will start at £1500.00 to £3500.00 and, depending on age, will include full vaccinations and rabies (additional features may apply).
Discounts, payment plans and breeding agreements
Discounts will be given to purchasers who can provide proof (CPH number) of genuine working herding homes.
A contract will be in place to ensure any home will not sell these discounted puppies on, at a profit, within a certain time frame from this purchase.
We will also consider discounts to homes who commit to compete at a high level in dog performance sports such as herding, agility, obedience etc.
Discounts will also be considered for assistance dogs for the disabled, hearing, medic alert, search and rescue, or any other service dog. We will need certification and guarantees to prove this is your reason for purchase.
If current prices are out of your range, we may be able to offer a payment plan option for special applicants.
We also have breeding agreements, which often means you will have an extra puppy once the agreement is fulfilled, along with free sheepdog training clinics, one-to-one lessons, help and guidance.
We also often have a couple of older bitches (part or fully trained sheepdogs) looking for retirement homes (no breeding rights retained); and a couple of bitches (part or fully trained sheepdogs), with breeding rights retained which ultimately gives the foster-keeper a puppy on fulfilment of that agreement.
Over the life of your puppy, their purchase price will be a small investment compared to the lifetime costs of dog ownership.
Before you commit to a puppy, make sure you can afford to meet their ongoing needs.
Experts have estimated the annual costs of owning a dog in 2022 to be from £230 to £1,740 per year, or £20 to 145 per month.
If you’re financially prepared to own a dog, now it’s time to find out more about how you can choose and pay for your Border Collie puppy.
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