Our Imported Style and Imported Shep litter are expected to be born in early March.
Our Second Expected Litter
Our second currently bred litter is also be a repeat of a very popular litter out of my Imported Shep and my Breeze. This breeding will be all rough coated pups both black and whites and tri colored babies.
Breeze, the Mama to our second planned litter is a darling, she was born and bred here, and has one of the very best pedigrees possible either here or in the UK, she is out of my William's Imported Fly who was a multiple time qualifier for the US National Championships, 1998 and 1999 Texas State Champion and 1999 Texas Dog of the year. Breeze's Mama, William's Fly was sired by Aled Owen's Welsh National Champion Ben and brother to Aled's International Supreme Champion Roy. Breeze's sire was Rodney Cotton's Imported Cap a National Team competitor in the International Supreme Championships before he emigrated and a multiple time qualifying contender for the US National Championship. Breeze is a good solid sheep herder, she is too strong for ducks and doesn't particularly care for goats but will do them if it doesn't seem to be a chance to get anything better, a sweet and gentle dog with a great deal of power on the livestock and a winning way off stock as well, she is typically female Border Collie being slightly shy with strangers at first but totally dedicated to family. This is a repeat of our spring 2007 and spring 2008 breeding that is proving to be very successful.
Breeze's litter will also be sired by my Imported Shep. These puppies are also due to be born in early March.
Our Third Expected Litter
Kinnic Meg will be the Mama of our late March litter. There are not enough words to convey what a wonderful dog Meg is--she is sweet, talented and just simply the most fantastic little lady--I can't count the number of folks who are charter members of her fan club! Meg is my 'training dog', when we have folks come out for herding lessons Meg is the teacher--since she will literally work with anyone and is a natural born teacher, she has taught more people the basics of herding, balance, sides, flanks and the elements of style than I care to count.
Meg is the Daughter of my late Imported Coed Bill and our Watkin's Imported Fly. Imported Coed Bill, Meg's sire, was multiple time qualifier for the US Nationals, he was sired by Aled Owen's Welsh National Champion Ben. Bill was a brother to Aled's International Supreme Champion Roy, a half brother to Ceri Jones Rundle's great Bwlch Hemp and a half brother to our own two time Texas State Champion and Texas Dog of the Year our William's Imported Fly.
Meg's Mama is our Watkin's Imported Fly. Fly came to us from the Welsh National Champion Nigel Watkins after having a very successful trial career in Wales . Her niece, Nigel's Peg, was a 4th place competitor at the International Supreme Championships and a Welsh National Champion.
The sire of Meg's litter is my smooth coated Welsh imported male Imported Roy, Roy is a big boned black and white charmer who is unbelievably talented. I purchased him from Aled Owen who by the time Roy was 9 months old already had him doing a complete International style herding course. He is a big lap dog, affectionate, sometimes silly, playful and responsive guy who loves to hug the ginger cat every time he bounds through the living room--most times it is okay by the cat unless he has been sound asleep! Roy gets along with almost everybody he has ever met, and is a strong and dedicated worker. From all reports of folks who have gotten Roy pups, they are universally wonderful and the pups that have come back to visit are charming, dedicated to their owners with their Dad's sense of humor.