What qualities distinguish your stud dog, including
conformation attributes, temperament, show career, etc.?
First and foremost, Desi has a very good temperament.
He is happy, outgoing, yet gentle. Equally important,
he is a balanced dog. His conformation qualities include
a long, very lean, one-piece head, full round smooth muzzle,
no depth, nice head planes, correct bite all the way around
and a very sweet expression with correct eye size, shape,
color and placement. His coat is profuse and correct.
He was groomed with water or conditioner at shows. Desi
is a very athletic dog. He has a very nice reach and drive
and finds himself on the top of the picnic table or grooming
table whenever he gets a chance. He finished his Championship
very quickly. With rare exception, I do not special my
What should bitch owners know about your stud?
i.e. eye check, pure for sable etc.
is a tri-factored sable. His eye check is Grade 2.
Please summarize in a paragraph or two your breeding
philosophy and how your stud dog fits into that philosophy.
I have been breeding and showing collies since 1971. I
have never had big numbers of dogs and my dogs are all
a part of my life and household. Temperament and balance
are the two most important things to me. Desi possesses
both of these qualities and passes them on. Without good
temperament, it's difficult to have a good show dog or
a good pet. I have to take into consideration that many
of my dogs will end up with families in pet homes -- it's
inevitable. They must have good personalities to make
the transition. Health is also a big factor. I like my
dogs to be easy keepers.
a beautiful face is a must. I want my dogs to make me
smile when I look at them and then I want them to smile