Take a look at the fabulous ''Anadune Border Collie Database'', if you are interested in the health of and/or your puppies lines/pedigrees, and/or would just like to see the dogs behind your BC puppy, or just love BC's - then do join! It's free and it's brilliant :-)
Stitch pups have flown the nest (apart from Verve who is staying another week!) and are settling in really well! We are so lucky to have had so very many wonderful homes hoping for a puppy.
No more puppy plans for a while, we will just enjoy watching the last litters as they grow and mature :-)
Love this photo of Stitch and her 8 week old babies! Thanks as always to Jess!
New photos added to the litter page, and last page :-)
Puppies are almost 7 weeks, they are awesome! Really very pleased with them, Stitch and Bruce combo has really worked and given us beautiful typey good looking pups, that are confident and happy and outgoing, and already loving toys and mini training! They all have amazing agility homes to go to, and I can't wait to announce their new KC names and their new homes!
3 week photos added to our new litter page.
Breeding has many rewards, but it also has it's risks too. We were heartbroken to lose one of Stitch's beautiful puppies this week, he became ill very quickly and despite our vets and our very best efforts, he passed away. At two weeks, we start to feel that they are pretty safe, but puppies are tiny and fragile and so very vulnerable. It's a very hard thing to lose a puppy, we already loved him very much. RIP little Beethoven xx
Updated puppy pictures on their new litter page, and added an extra page for even more photos! We are very lucky to have such talented friends, thanks so much to Sam and Jess who both gave up a lot of their time to capture our babies for us! Baby puppies are really difficult to photograph, and just do what they want, when they want, so its always a lot of fun trying to persuade them to do what we would like!!
Stitch had 8 gorgeous puppies on the 26th August, a few days early but all seem to be doing very well! Pictures on the 'New Litter' page!
Stitch has been scanned and is confirmed in pup to Bruce, pups due around 30th August! Seems she is cooking quite a few!!
Our fabulous 'Summer' litter turned a year old last week! We were delighted to meet up with 7 out of 8 (Hijack is on his hols, but we will update his pics asap!) and put new photos on their litter page! Standing puppies is tricky when they arent used to standing still, but they didnt do too badly for a first try!
New photos added to the last page - our fabulous 'Time' babies looking very grown up at 8 months old!
Very excited to say that Stitch has been mated to Brucie (Follyfleet Moon Light), so now we wait, hope all goes well and that we will welcome some amazing puppies at the end of August!
I have updated the photos page - many thanks to you all for such lovely pictures of your dogs!
Well this year has turned out rather strange!
With all the shows cancelled, we will make an effort to try and update with some home photos from everyone instead :-)
I will add a new page for 2020 photos and try and change it every couple of weeks, last years pups are changing so much they could keep it busy by themselves!
The Time puppies have just turned 6 months, so they all get new photos on their litter page! Six very cheeky characters, they are loving life and being adored in return.
The new photos page is on! I will change the pictures often, I have lots to get through!
When Faith had her puppies, we couldnt help but notice how 'brown' Raven was. We have bred and seen many seals, but she didnt look quite the same (although hard to explain why/how!) and so when her test results came back as not seal we werent at all surprised. Neither parent carries sable which is needed to produce seal - so what colour exactly IS Raven?
Of course, I tested! (I always do, researching seal means I test a lot!) Raven is, in fact, a cryptic merle - she has testd as m/Mc+ with a sine length of 246. I can certainly see how some dogs are being called seal when they are not, and vice versa! We certainly never call ours seal unless we have tested them, and they are KB, ay and mm, and the two seal merles we have bred from Tweed are both tested Mm, sine length 267 - 'normal merle'
Never came for a visit (he had a hot date! Fingers crossed for end of Feb!) and we took some family pictures, how lovely are these three beautiful faces? I absolutely adore my Super litter, although, with parents as awesome as these, how could they be anything but fabulous!
Happy New Year to all our friends and Aviary owners, we wish you a very joyful and successful 2020!
We are having a big website tidy up, it has got rather straggly and often repetitive - so lots of pages are being moved/combined to try and make it easier to look around :-)
Faiths puppies turned 8 weeks last weekend, and have all now left for their new homes - Good Luck little 'Time' puppies!
We are delighted with this litter, and again have the most perfect agility homes for each of them!
We will now have time off from planning puppies and just enjoy watching these grow :-) Also hopefully finding time to polish up the training of our own trained dogs, and work some more with our youngsters!
Many thanks to Jess for this fabulous picture of them all
Faiths pups are now 7 weeks - ''Time flies''! Have updated their litter page, and redone the 'new photos' page too.
New photos page updated!
Faith has been scanned in pup to Chief! This is such an exciting combination, we can't wait to meet them! They are due around Halloween :-)
Tweeds litter are now 7 weeks, and will soon start to leave for their new homes. All 8 have fabulous homes to go to again, and we look forward to watching their progress :-) Raine will join our friend Becky in co-own, and will get her own page very soon!
Many thanks to Jess (www.jessicacoatesphotography.co.uk) for some truly awesome photo's!
Lots of updates to the poor neglected website!
Tweeds pups are now 5 weeks old and utterly adorable - if a little wild!! As always she is being a truly amazing mum, I love this picture of her and Revel! New photos on their page, which has moved and is now the top litter page - Summer pups :-)
Also, more exciting news - Faith has been mated to Chief - a planned litter page has been added with details :-)
Updated the agility news page with lots of wins for our fabulous Aviary owners :-)
Special mention to Vicki with Jet and Sharon with Tag, both winning into G7 this weekend!! Congratulations to you all, you put so much into your dogs and really deserve it!
Tweed has given birth to 8 beautiful puppies on July 24th - she has been amazing and its sooooo hot!
Details on the new litter page :-)
Agility news page updated :-)
Both Faith and Stitch had their eye tests, annual BVA and Gonioscopy - both all clear :-)
After a scan yesterday, we are very excited to say we are expecting Tweed puppies around 27th July! All the puppies are potentially reserved to wonderful homes, we have once again been so lucky with such lovely homes waiting for our babies :-)
(and huge thanks to Jess for such a beautiful photo!)
Another lovely visit from Jess this weekend - we can't wait to see all the photos! This is what she did with some of Becca's dogs!
New photos page is redone, with pics of the two young ones and pretty Tweed! Dare and Stitch are almost 8 months, and just 18 months, also some new pics on their own pages too :-)
Updated agility news as well - an amazing start for Skye!
New last page added - fingers crossed!
An update to the last page - well done to everyone!
I have added a new page especially for competition news! Mostly it will be Agility, but some of the dogs do other things too, and any news we get of them will be added weekly to the last page :-)
Beautiful sunny Easter weekend, so grabbed the chance to get some pictures with the gorgeous cherry blossom while its out! New Photos page is a riot of colour! :D
We tested several of our dogs for Raine Syndrome/Dental Hypomineralization (RS/DH) and are delighted to say, they all came back clear :-) That is Tyke, Tweed, Faith, Oreo and Stitch all done :-)
New look for Oreo's page with some updated photos! Also new pics on several pages, Tweed, Stitch, Dare and The Family :-) Thanks to all our owners for sending us such beautiful photos!
Fabulous photo taken at Crufts this year, of Claire's beautiful and talented Skyla (A Special Effect, Tweed/Toby) doing her Heelwork to Music Routine! Under that hat, she is the image of Tweed, and we are thrilled with how well she is doing! Thank you Claire for the photo and for making her so fabulous :D
New photos on the last page, making the most of the few beautiful days we had!
We were delighted to have the very lovely, and very talented Jess Coates back down to see us - Jess owns Echo (A Super Smart) and is also an amazing photographer! She took some fabulous pictures of our dogs working, and just looking rather gorgeous too! I have put her pictures on our new photos page - check out her website, she really is exeptional with the dogs :-)
We have Oreo's hip score back, a very nice 3:4! Very pleased with that!
We had a little snow here, the dogs always enjoy it! A couple of photo's of Lisa's girls too on the family page!
We've had a couple of beautiful sunny days here, so the camera has been busy! New pictures on the 'out and about' page, and I love this one of Faith too, she really does have the most beautiful gentle expression!
Stitch's hip results are back, 6:4, clever girl :-)
3 generation pedigrees added to all the dogs pages :-)
Have put a few photos on the new pics page, of the dogs doing agility :-) Although we haven't had time to compete lately, Becca will be out and about this year with Faith and Ellie, and all our dogs are fully trained, and (I would hope!), to a good standard so that they will be competetive if/when they do go to a competition!
I am in the process of arranging some more photos to be taken soon ;-)
Plus one of Chewy just looking gorgeous :D
Seems we have a new addition! This is Dare, a beautiful pure black Kelpie boy, who will be joining Becca (and Craig!) in February. He has his own page, and is FCI registered, although they are not quite settled on his KC name yet :-)
Happy New Year!
December was a madly busy month for us here, sadly nothing dog related or exciting! So lots of catching up to do - the 'old' news page has moved down but is still there for anyone who is interested.
Our fantastic 'Super' litter had their first birthday, they are all stunning to look at, and beautiful inside too. All are showing real promise in their training and altogether looking very exciting :D