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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 live in a kennel and work on the farm as a working sheepdog.
Cheap Farm reared pups will likely, not have been prepared the pup, to become first and foremost a valued member of someone's family to live within in a house?
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.
All my newly weaned puppies have set fees.
I know what expenses I have in my litter and that dictates my price.
Nobody should work to produce puppies to a high quality with passion and dedication, for less than a living wage.
I employ folks to help me and over a year, they earn more than I do.
If I have a puppy with outstanding working potential they will not be available to 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 one that's mild and laid back. That's the one that will be offered to the active pet person. NOT BECAUSE it is a stunning colour, but because its NATURE and potential suit a pet life.
The pedigree has little to do with what works for a family as an active pet.
Pedigree is about what may make up the pups potential as a worker and/or breeder.
If someone wants a working sheepdog to herd sheep, almost all my 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 aesthetic requirements will vastly 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, as the breeder, I 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.
I do not make my own choice until the puppies characters are formed by at least 7 weeks of age.
Our overheads, especially for our labour to meet the high welfare needs of the puppies, and to achieve excellent socialisation and health determines 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 £1400.00 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).
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 2023 to be from £575 on the low end to £3,030 on the high end. Lastly, the optional extras cost most dog parents between £800 to £1,880 per year. .
If you’re financially prepared to own a dog now, find out more about how you can choose and pay for your ASTRA Border Collie puppy.
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