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 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...
Maybe one more litter for Orka in autumn 2014
KORAD SEUCH SEBCH SE V-10 Vickulas Orka
KORAD Vickulas Rio
Rio and his mother KORAD Vickulas Nytta
Vickulas Viper/Viggo - decision after they have been scored and MH done.
Probably a litter from KORAD SEUCH Vickuals Piraya
Male not decided yet.
Perhaps one of the V-boys - if not to Orka - or "Nitro", AUCH Lorroy On the Run.
Also this time in cooperation with Charlotte & James.
HD grade A, ED 0-0, patella OK. MH done.
Up for level 3 tracking and obedience class 3. Very Good from show.
Male not decided yet.