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Ch Fantasy's Bronze Talisman

What qualities distinguish your stud dog, including conformation attributes, temperament, show career, etc.?
Brandon finished under Phyllis Autrey with a five-point major. He finished with four major's in a handful of shows. From his first show at seven months, where he was reserve under Carmen Leonard, it was evident he was a special puppy. He had a very short specials career due to handling commitments. Shown by Dona Williams at the '96 CCA, he made many cuts and attracted a lot of attention. People where attracted to his overall balance, easy way of moving, beautiful round muzzle, correctly placed stop and melting expression. He passes these attributes on to his get. Brandon's temperament is my interpretation of the correct Collie personality. He is sweet, outgoing, loves to meet people and very dignified. He would be crushed if he thought he did anything to displease me.

What should bitch owners know about your stud? i.e. eye check, pure for sable etc.
Brandon is a non-white-factored, mahogany sable. His eye check is Mild Chorioretinal Dysplasia. OFA excellent, test bred non-carrier for grays, thyroid normal, Von Willebran normal. Semen cultures are taken every two to three months, sperm checks are done every two to three weeks.

Comment on anything else that you would like people to know about your stud, his breeding and his get.
My goal as a breeder starting out was to breed outstanding bitches. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would own a stud dog. Perhaps one of the reasons Brandon is such a significant sire is due to his strong bitch line.

Please summarize in a paragraph or two your breeding philosophy and how your stud dog fits into that philosophy.
It has always been my desire to produce a family of Collies that posess certain qualities. A dog that is balanced without extremes, possessing hard-to-get head qualities and whose temperament is loving and outgoing, and keeps me laughing. Brandon brings all those qualities together and I feel very lucky that he picked me.

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