Thank you very much. I have been looking at lots of the breeders I must say I really like these dogs Narof. The neuter Gel is just beautiful. Love the way the black comes down round her neck.
Temperament and health is the most important thing tho. I need a dog that will be good with children. I see older dogs being re homed and most say they are looking for a home with no small children. Are some lines not real good with kids or is it just that they are not used to them and the breeders don't want to risk anything happening?
Do you know what co owned means?
And is it a requirement for all the reg breeders to do the screening tests or is it optional? And if a dog doesn't test good is it against the rules for it to be bred with? Or do I need to be asking for test results to make sure?
I'm a little biased but I'm quite partial to Nahrof myself I'm part of the Nahrof team. Gel is a gorgeous girl and we have some young members of our team that are very promising too.
Co-own means the breeder stays in partnership with you owning the dog. Both the breeder and new owner's names appear on the pedigree as owners and any matings etc can only be registered if BOTH owners sign paperwork. We successfully co-own several dogs with people. These partnership generally are good, but I would want to know my breeder well before undertaking a co-ownership.
In Border Collies health testing is technically optional, however, any reputable breeder would absolutely be testing and I wouldn't touch any that didn't with a 10 foot pole! In our breed I would want the parents to be tested for CL, TNS, CEA (or be clear by parentage) Hip and Elbow scored and have gonioscopy done as well. I would want to see proof of testing
I would absolutely ask if the parents are health tested.
The majority of puppies we breed go on to be pets, so temperament should be of the utmost importance!
I hope my answers have helped. If you have any more, don't hesitate to ask