I do not keep bitches just for breeding.
I try to give the dogs a good quality of life, they are fed well, well cared for and trained / excercised on a regular basis.
The bitches I decide to use for breeding are all here for a reason, they all have good bloodlines,nice qualities and have the potential to breed healthy pups that are fit for purpose.
Here are a few facts:
I often buy young bitches that are ready to train or are part trained and need finishing off. They must have some quality about them and have good bloodlines. Some are trained right the way through and others are brought on and then sold to a suitable home.
Most of these Bitches come from my father's lines ( Killiebrae) and have been bred and raised by myself on his farm . I do also buy talented Bitches from different lines that I have some history on to add new blood and widen the gene pool!
The Bitches I use to breed with are all eye tested, some of them are DNA tested for CEA / TNS/ IGS tested and Hip Scored. Many are DNA normal by parentage. You can find out more details are on their individual pages.
I would only breed from dogs with sound temperaments and good sheep skills.
I would never breed with a dog that was aggressive or had obvious health issues, even if they were very talented.
Looks is not a big issue either, they must have a nice confirmation but coat colour / length and size of the dog is not so important...the most important thing is that they use their brain!
All Winter Crag dogs are sold in good faith, if any genetic problems arise we will always look to resolve the situation to your satisfaction.
Winter Crag puppies are ISDS registered,Microchipped and Insured for 4 weeks if sold to the UK.
Once the puppy is registered with the ISDS it is also possible to Kennel Club register.
I am always happy to offer advice throughout the dogs life and love to get feedback.
If you have any questions or you are looking for a specific type of dog please get in touch and I can try to match a pup / mating to your needs.