About my breeding & planned litters
I only breed
one, or rarely 2
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, 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 mostly 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...
LPI Vickulas Wissla?
HD A, ED 0-0, patella OK
So far she has a nice MH done, 1:st price in obedience class 1, 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.
We will wait and see how she and her siblings mature and the result of their big mentaltest in October 2015.
Males - are always funny to look for ;-)
The thought is
KORAD LPI LPII LPIII Baccus or his brother KORAD Bruno
HD A, ED 0-0, eyes clear ( 2013 )
Competing in elite obedience and elite searching - one certificate,
shown with excellent. Has a very nice big mentaltest.
Another that would fit is one of my
Perhaps for a later litter?
Hopefully 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 herding instinct test - works the sheep with quite a lot of eye.
Reka is the mother
of V-litter. All scored, 2 A's and 2 B's, ED 0. Very nice MH-tests and good
looking too :)
Also the mother of the X-litter. 5 nice boys,all scored with HD grade A and ED 0. Very good at the MH-test :)
Maria Dahlberg and I are going to
buy frozen semen from "Aussie" & "Liq". So perhaps it would be good to use one
of the boys for Rekas last litter.
I have not decided who. Perhaps make a lottery ;-)
The other option is to use a Swedish male for this litter and "new blood" in the next generation. Time will tell!
AUST GR CH Sandsprite Land
Down Under - "Aussie"
HD 2:2, International grade A2 and ED 0:0.
A nice and social boy, no fear of sounds or thunderstorms.
Will meet him and a few close relatives in November 2015 :)
Callicoma Liqourice - "Liq"
HD 0:0, International grade A1 and ED 0-0.
I met Liq 2012 and will meet him again in November 2015 :)
He is a nice and social boy with no fears of noices or thunderstorms. He seems to have a good herding instinct - always on the outside of the gang herding ;-)
The "Swedish" alternative is
LPI LPII RLDN RLDF RLDA
RLDM HTMI HTMIII SEHTMCH NHTMCH SEFREECH Promotion Buell Cyclone
HD B, ED 0, eyes clear. A very good big mentaltest and also a very even litter ( siblings )
I also have one of the W-boys in mind, Wix or "Wille". Time will tell!
Vickulas Willy Wonka - "Wille"
KORAD Vickulas Tinka
HD A ED 0
Elite tracking and obedience, excellent from show
HD grade A and ED 0. Shown with Excellent in junior class at the breedspecialty.
She is a "hot" girl :) Absolutely in my taste! Excellent drive in both tracking and obedience. If she does not do anything "stupid" at the MH - I will absolutely use her!
5 out of 7 siblings scored at this time - all A's and ED 0.
Would have loved to use Gino. Unfortunately he is recently desexed.
KORAD SELCH LPI LPII LPIII Busligans Gino SÖKHIII
So, perhaps one of Busligans boys
from "Keiko" & Inka.
Maybe my and Malins
Ricoh? Still veeeeery young...
Promotion Buell Cyclone and Vickulas Wix or Willy Wonka are also in my mind.
But, always looking around ;-)
Time will tell!