|DOGS WITH HEART|
When choosing my Foundation dogs, I considered carefully:
Health, temperament, drive, structure, workability and conformation.
My dogs share my home, and they are loved dearly. I train them myself, and spend most of my time with my dogs.
Because I expect them to do well in performance rings and not only in conformation, it is very important to me that they have the structure that allows them to be successful, the talent to perform, and health that will keep them with me for as long as possible.
Mackland dogs are only bred after confirmed hips scores of A or B, clear elbows, DNA eye results that are guaranteed clear of CEA (Collie Eye), and DNA tested clear of MDR1.
Shetland Sheepdogs are also cleared of Degenerative Myleopathy, Von Willebrands Type III, and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to fully test for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) in both breeds, but the Shelties are tested for the one strain where we have a test available.
I believe that you can "have it all" with careful planning.
What all does a puppy from the above include/ what do you receive with your Mackland Sheltie:
KUSA Registration (with a noted breeding restriction)
Your puppy will have been dewormed at 2, 4 & 6 weeks of age
Your puppy will have a microchip, your details added when you get your puppy
Your puppy will have had it's first vaccination at 6 weeks of age (2 more will be due)
Your puppy will have had it's dewclaws removed at 2 days old
Your puppy will be fed exclusively on Hills Healthy Development Puppy food
Puppy pack/ booklet
Blanket, chew & toy
Flash drive of videos/ pictures from birth to 8 weeks
Proof of parents health testing
Copies of parent's paperwork & photos
Your puppy will be socialised with people and cats & dogs
Your puppy will be partly crate trained
Your puppy will be partly house trained
Your puppy will be able to tug & recall
Your puppy will be used to different surfaces & sounds (trained specifically)
Partial show training - only to show prospects
Apply for a Mackland Sheltie
Please note: It is very difficult and costly to breed a good, healthy Sheltie litter. They are not cheap, so only serious enquiries, please!
Apply for a Mackland Border Collie
Please note: I have no more Border Collie litters planned - Please see other breeders here
"Lets not measure a breeder's success by the amount of winnings their dog does in the show ring, but by the number of dogs that stay with the family that purchased them as a puppy and that die in the arms of the same family 14 years later. In that case, we have three winners, the breeder, the family and most importantly, the dog." - unknown