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  1. just a quick pic of the kids ;) we had 2 boys and a girl on the 29th of sept <3
  2. expecting sheltie babies 30th of September
  3. Hello team, I have a 3.5yo bitch who I just adore and am starting to worry we will not get pups from her at this rate... Have planned to breed her the last 3 seasons - first one failed to get mating done - stud just not that interested. 2nd one matings all went well (same stud), but resorbed the litter between 4 and 5wks... This season all lined up to do matings with different stud, looked like she came in, tested day 7 - and prog gone way high! (190nmol/L) Too high to do a mating. Assume first part of season silent and we didnt realise she was ready to go. Had stud dog here an
  4. Hey guys! I am looking seriously at trialling raw feeding with a couple of my dogs, but wondering what sort of considerations need to be made with the breeding girls? Would love any advice or recommendations on resources to look at on this topic Thanks! Bridget
  5. We have just had a litter of Shelties here, eta born 3rd July 4 girls 1 boy boy is 2nd from the left
  6. have done ultrasounds in the last week - first bitch has a good size litter - i count 5-6? rough count. Second bitch has 2 that I can see. She is however the smaller/more compact and older bitch (3yrs vs 2yrs) - both are first time litters. Second girl obviously did not get mated over longer period so would not have been covering whole fertile window as with first - went off quickly too. So, many factors could be influencing litter size - but just reporting back that both are preg and now fingers crossed that all goes well
  7. Thanks Rebanne - I did mate them again that night. So she ended up with 3 days running, slip, tie, tie. Break the day after and by Wednesday she is growling at him so going off. Time will tell now how it has all gone!! Love this dog and borrowed from a good friend 10hrs away so everything crossed that at least one has taken! Hopefully both as quite different combinations, even if it means we will be a bit busy
  8. Hello, I have a question for the lovely experienced stud owners here! I have 2 bitches here to mate to the same dog, and of course they have ovulated 1.5 days apart (by prog testing) - one came in much earlier and has risen slowly, the other came in 5 days later but came up much faster! They have ovulated wednesday morning and thursday night/friday morning, respectively. The first we got a tie Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (yes, started a bit early - it is a 24hr wait for prog results here and cannot get any Friday - Sunday done so we were guessing by behavi
  9. Costco have very good dog beds on and off. We picked up some large couch style beds with memory foam bases a few years back and they are fantastic! $65 or $75 at the time I think? I dont always see the memory foam ones there... but they often do have some good big beds and very well priced!
  10. "Hobby dog breeders ‘falling well short’ of welfare standards Tom Minear, State Political Reporter, Herald Sun 33 minutes ago Subscriber only RECREATIONAL dog breeders will not have to register as businesses after the State Government moved to make last-minute changes to new laws intended to stamp out puppy farms. Hobby breeders will also get an extra year to become compliant with animal welfare standards as part of amendments announced by Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford. Dogs Victoria, which represents about 10,000 breeders of purebred dogs, had slammed the government’s legislation a
  11. Would it not then be more appropriate to place a minimum number of people per X dogs kept to ensure adequate time for socialisation/care for each dog... Important question - this states 10 breeding bitch limit, and 6 adult dog limit before you must build a kennel facility. The wording makes me think that is 6 adult dogs regardless of whether they are entire, boys or girls?
  12. *** THIS *** Is can certainly be the case quite often in the sheltie world... the specialty shows are English dominated. And then lovely English dogs will often be overlooked in the all breeds ring - and american imports or heavy 100% US bred dogs put up.... why are the all breeds judges not judging the same (or more consistently like) the specialists for the breed? In some cases they are from countries where US breed type dominates. The American shelties are bred to a different standard in the US. There are different height specification, and different wording to describe heads and expre
  13. Hello, I am sure this has been done before, and even found one fairly short discussion on the topic on here... but not one that mentioned any specific foods. So I am wondering what dry foods (brand and variety) people are feeding through pregnancy + lactation (and also something to feed pre breeding with an ideal omega fatty acid balance, good source of animal based protein, and all those other good things in it is what I am looking for). Thanks in advance for sharing your preferences and ideas on the topic! Bridget
  14. but does anyone show working BCs and GSDs? I dont think anyone breeding for specifically show or work would ever go between the working and show border lines... and many working borders are on a different register aren't they? I'm not sure it is the same thing when a breed is split between work and show as that is the case in many (gun dog breeds too if I am not mistaken?) and those lines look and act very differently, and would more than likely not be bred between much? Where the US and UK shelties are all in the same ring with a big disparity in type. Not saying they should or would be spl
  15. this is very true. although you may struggle to buy a puppy of that quality as your first show dog out here... and being fair a dog of high enough quality to win under all judges the top and longest running breeders will only get on occasion!! Louanda have such a bitch at the moment who comes to mind :) It is not just a choice between US and UK type either - there are a couple of kennels who are blending successfully between them (and some that are not as successful) and they can have a more moderate type, more compact bodies and rib cages with a bit more bone like the US, but with a littl
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