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What qualities distinguish your stud dog, including conformation attributes, temperament, show career, etc.?
Piper has the qualities that are important to us in a stud dog - balance, outline, level topline, arch of neck, coat of correct texture, long lean head, dark eye of correct size, shape and placement contributing to his sweet expression. In addition, he is a lovable clown who puts on a show for visitors, and a good working stud dog.

What should bitch owners know about your stud? i.e. eye check, pure for sable etc.
Piper is a very dark mahagony sable with a full white collar and a good fitting coat. His eye check is mild choroidal hypoplasia.

Comment on anything else that you would like people to know about your stud, his breeding and his get.
He loves dog shows, likes to travel, hates lawnmowers and having his picture taken. He's convinced he runs the place -- and he's not far wrong.

Please summarize in a paragraph or two your breeding philosophy and how your stud dog fits into that philosophy.
I've always felt that the Collie is a head breed, and that without the correct headpiece and that sweet inquisitive expression he just couldn't be a good Collie. So we always strive for that. We generally linebreed, concentrating on the dogs who have AND can produce those qualities. And Piper not only has that combination of flat skull, full muzzle, correct dark eye and natural ears -- but because those qualities are solidly behind him, he passes them on to his pups. Equally as important, he has neck, topline, movement, coat and a fabulous personality, making him a complete dog.

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