About my breeding & planned litters
I only breed 1
( or very rarely 2
litters per year ). It takes a lot of time, as I have my pups indoors and play
with them and take them in & out several times a'day. They
are free to “run around” in the kitchen from
21 days of age and they 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 their
own big yard outside, neighbours to horses and sheeps. Well fenced...!
I try to get to visit friends with them when they are 7 weeks. A few per time. So they can experience to go by car and also see another house.
I think it is very 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 !
I think that good bitches are the most important in the breeding. Well, good males also :)
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.
& 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 stabil, open dogs with workingability. "Good dogs" !!!
title KORAD, the dog has to be approved in a big mentaltest + HD OK + "good
enough" looking and testicles OK.
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, mentality & conformation !!!!!!
The best breeding is breeding good dogs from good litters !
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 so I should take
Training tracking, seaching & obedience is easy, but that's because I'm used to it of course :)
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
And of course, I am happy for results from competitions for “my pups”..!
I want to
be keeping our "old" lines with some "new blood" now and then,
always keeping the
inbreedingcoefficients under 2.5% and no individual more than 0.8%.
I think about it more and more, as in litters with high inbreeding the risk is much higher for illness...
The inbreedingkoefficients 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 Vickulas Reka
e. KORAD Vickulas Joo-Då & KORAD Vickulas Nytta
A-hips & ED 0-0. MH well done & also the big mentaltest. Up for level 2 tracking. Shown with Excellent.
Competes in agility and has a few "sticks".
FI UCH Bestseller
HD grade A, ED 0-0, patella OK, eyes clear.
Good mentaltest in Finland.
Training agility for starting in 2013.
Summer 2013 or
In cooperation with her owner:
KORAD SEUCH Vickulas Piraya
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KORAD TJH Vickulas Likör
KORAD Vickulas Nytta
HD grade B, ED 0-0, patella OK
Did the big mentaltest very well, up for level 2 tracking, 1:st price obedience class 2 & 1:st price from show.
AUSTCH Lorroy On the
HD grade A, ED 0-0, patella OK. MH done.
Maybe a litter with
C.I.E. FI UCH FI LCH JV-09 V-09 PMJV-09 V-10 V-11 HeW-12
Bestseller Kova Meno, "Watti"
Foto: Veera Kiuru
HD grade A, ED 0-0,
patella OK, eyes clear.
Good mentaltest and MH in Finland, obediencechampion, competes in agility.
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Tullarbackens Ippon - or a brother of him?
One more litter from
Orka? If so, in 2015.
Not decided. Autumn 2012 she had a stretch of two ligaments in the shoulder - two half ruptured and one overstretched - and she had surgery for it. Looks good, but she needs rehab and I want to compete with her again. We will loose one competition year - autumn 2012 and spring 2013.
So, let's see....
Vickulas Stila - at her owners?!