About my breeding & planned litters
I only breed
one, or rarely two
litters per year. It takes a lot of time, as I have my pups indoors and try to
spend as much time as possibly with them :) I take them in & out several times
per day. They
are free to “run around” in the kitchen from 21 days of age and also visit other
rooms in the house, for new experiences. They have a lot of things to “play”
with, tugs for tugwar, balls & noicy metal-things. They have big yards outside,
neighbours to horses and sheep. Well fenced!
I visit friends with them from appr. 7 weeks of age, so they can experience to go by car and also see other places, both indoors and outdoors.
I think it is important to let them be socialised and used to cooperation with people, so we love when our friends come and visit us and play with mum & pups!
I want to sell them to people that do something with them, not only keep them as pets. Kelpies need to work!
In Sweden we can only
breed from hipscored and HD-free dogs, grade A or B. That might be maximum 4:4 -
6:6 in Australia.,
depending on where the points are placed.
Of kelpies born 2000-2005 in Sweden there are 433 scored with good hips, grade A & B and 39 with HD, mostly C.
All HD & ED-results are official, at the Swedish kennelclub's database. There are also all results from competitions & shows for all registred dogs.
You can see it here: http://kennet.skk.se/hunddata It is in Swedish, but you can try your way ahead :)
We also have to do a mentaltest before breeding; MH. That's not approved or not, just known mental status, but very good to look at for the sake of breeding mentally stabile, open dogs with workingability. Looking at the result for a whole litter tells a lot.
I think that it is important to know as much as possible about the siblings to the parents, as they also affect on the litters, both about HD, health, mentality & conformation.
The best breeding is breeding with good dogs from good litters!
My goal with breeding are healthy dogs with a lot of “power” for work, as
tracking, searching & obedience. I have sheep and try to do a bit herding also,
the dogs love it, but in that I'm a beginner in herding and I
put most of the time for training obedience, tracking, searching and
articlesearch. At least I try to do the herding instinct test with my own dogs
and also try to arrange tests for my puppybuyers..
I prefer to use good mentaltested dogs that also has proved that they can work, more or less. All owners does not want to go to competitions and I don´t mind, as long as the dogs will get their needs of activity in using brain and noose and are loved members of the family. But, if I will breed from a dog I want to know the workingability and it is a difference between training “at home” and compete a whole day in another place.
For the title KORAD, the dog has to be approved in a big mentaltest + HD OK + "good enough" looking and testicles OK.
I want to
be keeping our "old" lines with some "new blood" now and then,
always keeping the
inbreedingcoefficients under 2.5% and preferably no individual more than 0.8%,
depending on who and the results from that individuals progeny.
I think about it more and more, as in litters with high inbreeding the risk is much higher for illness...
The inbreedingcoefficients are counted out of 5 generations. If I count from 4 there will be lower and in some of the litters 0%.
These are my thoughts about matings that I'm interested in and not all of the owners of the males are spoken to. Plans can change as time goes...
KORAD SEUCH SELCH
LPIII Vickulas Stila
HD A, ED 0, patella OK. Nice big mentaltest, level 3 tracking, elite obedience.
FIN CH HeW-11 Bestseller Kunnon Kemut
HD A, ED 0, patella 0, eyes clear ( 2011 )
Approved Finnish mentaltest - very good
Competes in agility
As Stilas litter was postponed one season it will be tight with - hopefully - both Reka and Tinka. Therefor Tinkas litter is not actual at the moment.
Perhaps another litter from
KORAD LPI Vickulas Reka
HD A, ED 0-0
Up for level 2 tracking, obedienceclass 2, agility class 2 and shown with Excellent. Approved big mentaltest - very nice result.
Approved herding instinct test - works the sheep with quite a lot of eye.
If a litter or not
depends on how things look at that day with Robbie ( autopsy if he is not still
with us ) his siblings and close relatives. And after a clear check of Rekas heart.
Her brother Robbie was very ill during summer 2015 with diarrea and a bit raised livervalues. Later his heart was dilated and insufficient.
Read more HERE about the whole story.
KORAD DK CH Promotion
HD A, ED 0.
A very good big mentaltest done and also a very even litter ( siblings )
Perhaps KORAD LPI Vickulas Wissla?
HD A, ED 0-0, patella OK
So far she has a nice MH done, approved big mentaltest, 1:st price in obedience class 1, up for level 2 tracking and VG from show. High drive in tracking and obedience. All siblings scored, 7 A's and 1 B in the litter. ( A & B are free ) ED 0.
Males - are always funny to look for ;-)
The thought is
HD B, ED 0, patella OK
Up for level 2 tracking, obedience class 3 and approved big mentaltest & showpart
or perhaps his brother
KORAD LPI LPII LPIII Baccus
HD A, ED 0-0, eyes clear ( 2013 )
HD grade A and ED 0. Shown with CQ and BOS. Nice MH-test.
She is a "hot" girl :) Absolutely in my taste! Excellent drive in both tracking and obedience.
6 out of 7 siblings scored at this time - 5 A's and 1 B - all ED 0.
Vickulas Wix or Willy Wonka are in my mind. Also Bumerangs Bolt From the Blue.
Promotion Buell Cyclone is also a possibility.
Time will tell!