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
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.