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Helo is going to be getting a dental soon.

His teeth are horrible and he’s not even 3 years old yet. I’ll be calling the vet to schedule a dental for him. I don’t want his teeth getting any worse. I’ve seen what happens to dogs who’s owners don’t take them in for dentals. It’s not a pretty sight!

Meet the new addition! This little black bi female has a beautiful big blaze and a full white collar.
I have a friend who breeds AKC conformation line Rough Collies, and is also working on a line of Farm Collies. Farm Collies are essentially old-fashioned Rough Collies. The breed standard has changed over the years as breeders have worked towards whatever physical appearance they deemed best for the breed (look how German Shepherds have changed over the years; some people prefer the sloped back while others can’t stand it). The traditional Collie look no longer meets the standard. Because of that, there aren’t many breeders who strive for the old-fashioned look. The few who wish to resurrect the old-fashioned type often use other breeds of the Collie family, like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, to bring back the type they desire.
This little black and white female is from my friend’s first Farm Collie litter. Her dam, Gypsy, is a black bi Australian Shepherd and her sire, Axel, is a Sable Merle Rough Collie (normal eyed non-carrier for CEA/CH and non-carrier for PRA). I’ll be taking in this little girl for awhile, to raise and care for until she is ready to have her eyes and hips tested. If the results are clear, she will be bred to a very handsome Blue Merle Rough Collie named Caesar (normal eyed and a non-carrier for PRA; testing pending for MDR1 status). Caesar has a nice pedigree, with a ton of Canadian champions on his sire’s side and true sheep-herding working collies on his dam’s side.
I was really eager to see how these Farm Collies turn out, and now I’ll have the opportunity to see first hand as this little female grows up among my pack! I will be driving Northwest to pick her up in December.

Meet the new addition! This little black bi female has a beautiful big blaze and a full white collar.

I have a friend who breeds AKC conformation line Rough Collies, and is also working on a line of Farm Collies. Farm Collies are essentially old-fashioned Rough Collies. The breed standard has changed over the years as breeders have worked towards whatever physical appearance they deemed best for the breed (look how German Shepherds have changed over the years; some people prefer the sloped back while others can’t stand it). The traditional Collie look no longer meets the standard. Because of that, there aren’t many breeders who strive for the old-fashioned look. The few who wish to resurrect the old-fashioned type often use other breeds of the Collie family, like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, to bring back the type they desire.

This little black and white female is from my friend’s first Farm Collie litter. Her dam, Gypsy, is a black bi Australian Shepherd and her sire, Axel, is a Sable Merle Rough Collie (normal eyed non-carrier for CEA/CH and non-carrier for PRA). I’ll be taking in this little girl for awhile, to raise and care for until she is ready to have her eyes and hips tested. If the results are clear, she will be bred to a very handsome Blue Merle Rough Collie named Caesar (normal eyed and a non-carrier for PRA; testing pending for MDR1 status). Caesar has a nice pedigree, with a ton of Canadian champions on his sire’s side and true sheep-herding working collies on his dam’s side.

I was really eager to see how these Farm Collies turn out, and now I’ll have the opportunity to see first hand as this little female grows up among my pack! I will be driving Northwest to pick her up in December.

Bae’s appointment has been scheduled!

He’s going in next Tuesday to be neutered at my favorite spay and neuter clinic. He’s a little over 9 months old and I think now is as good as any time. I’m sick of his determination to check out all the ladies. He’s constantly all up in Sam’s business and will spend several minutes inhaling and licking her urine in the yard. It’s disgusting and I have to supervise him to keep him from doing it. He’s not even interested in playing with other dogs half the time when he could be sniffing and licking them like a creep.

Photo Challenge Day 20: Inside
Here’s Sammy (and Helo and Briar) inside the pet store!

Photo Challenge Day 20: Inside

Here’s Sammy (and Helo and Briar) inside the pet store!

Photo Challenge Day 18: Orange
Orange is the color of Bae’s coat! I wonder why we call them red heelers?

Photo Challenge Day 18: Orange

Orange is the color of Bae’s coat! I wonder why we call them red heelers?

Photo Challenge Day 13: Discovery
Bae discovered that it’s fun to play with toys in the water because they bounce back up at him!

Photo Challenge Day 13: Discovery

Bae discovered that it’s fun to play with toys in the water because they bounce back up at him!

Photo Challenge Day 7: Body
Speed. Strength. Endurance. Agility. Bae is one powerhouse of a dog.

Photo Challenge Day 7: Body

Speed. Strength. Endurance. Agility. Bae is one powerhouse of a dog.

Photo Challenge Day 5: Training
Here is Bae practicing, “wait.”

Photo Challenge Day 5: Training

Here is Bae practicing, “wait.”

Photo Challenge Day 3: Up
Bae can jump almost 5ft up off the ground from a stand-still.

Photo Challenge Day 3: Up

Bae can jump almost 5ft up off the ground from a stand-still.