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 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 hip scores of A or B are confirmed, clear elbows, and DNA eye results that are guaranteed free of hereditary conditions.
Shetland Sheepdogs are also cleared of Collie Eye Anomaly, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (CNGA1), Ivermectin Sensitivity MDR1, Degenerative Myleopathy, Von Willebrands Disease Type III, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Gallbladder Mucoele Formation & Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase Deficiency.
Some new tests are being added all the time, and we try and keep up with them as far as we can!
I believe that you can "have it all" with careful planning.
Border Collies - end 2022 - for performance
Shelties - end 2022 - for show
What all does a puppy from the above include/ what do you receive with your Mackland puppy:
KUSA Registration (with a noted breeding restriction)
Dewormed at 2, 4 & 6 weeks of age
Microchip, your details added when you get him/ her
First vaccination at 6 weeks of age (3 more will be due)
Dewclaws removed at 0-2 days old
Puppy pack & Mackland 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, dogs & chickens, Your puppy will be partly crate trained, partly house trained, able to tug/ play & recall, used to different surfaces & sounds (trained specifically), partially show trained (only to show prospects - table and lead)
Download the Mackland Sheltie Puppy information sheet
Download the Mackland Border Collie Puppy information sheet
Apply for a Mackland puppy
MY STORY (click to read)
"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 many years later. In that case, we have three winners, the breeder, the family and most importantly, the dog." - unknown