Good news, bad news, good news

Posted By on August 12, 2017

I absolutely love our collies. I love playing with them, chilling out with them, going to shows when I can, and having puppies. On the breeding side of this hobby, I’d say my luck at having puppies averages about 50:50. That’s how it worked out this time. 

I took Merci and Melody to the repro vet this morning for sonograms to see for sure if they were expecting puppies or not. It turned out that Merci is NOT having puppies. This is very disappointing. It’s a long drive to Missouri. Merci is a very pretty girl, and Pride is a big handsome boy. Physically and pedigree- wise they were so complimentary to each other. These things happen. We will try again. Unfortunately, Merci only seems to come in season once a year.

The GOOD NEWS: Melody, my uniquely awesome smooth girl,  IS GOING TO HAVE BABIES!  I don’t know exactly how many, but we saw multiple puppy hearts beating on the ultrasound. Yea Melody! She is such a wonderfully sound, good moving girl, I am hoping to get her dynamite body on these babies, as well as her endearing personality. Melody is a wonderful mother so I am hoping all will go well. Melody was bred to the handsome Bridgit son, Adam, (Ch Avalar Tairis Autumn Gold.) Adam should contribute his pretty type, elegance and happy attitude. We could have some real beauties from this breeding, and some fun personalities too.  Melody could have sables, sable merles, blue merles, or tricolors- some white factored. Statistically, half the puppies should be smooth, and half should be regular, rough coated pups. I can usually tell at 2-3 weeks which pups are smooth and which are rough. By five weeks there is no doubt.  She should have her puppies around September 10th, 2017. I will be putting together a pedigree and posting it. Ch Heatherri Let It Be will be on both the sire and dam side of the pedigree. Melody is a strong example of Cheryl’s breeding program, and Adam has Ch Windhaven Stranger in Paradise predominately in his pedigree through his parents, Bridgit and Miguel. I can’t wait to see Melly’s babies!


Adam at Nolan River show




Melly Jan 2016




Adam in the show ring with Jay




















Speaking of Adam … I am excited about some other potentially good news that happened this past week concerning Adam’s daughter, Carina. Carina, (Tairis A Cara Bonita) was bred this past week to Cheryl Kobularcik’s breathtaking yearling boy, Landon (Cherann’s Cherokee on Sacred Ground.) Carina is a beautiful daughter of Nick Moyer’s Ch St. Roch’s Moonlight Serenade (Flurry), and Adam. Carina is now in Missouri, co-owned with Cheryl. Landon is a son of Ch Wyndlair Cherokee Exclamation. Landon’s dam is Cherann’s Luv the Contessa. Landon is a drop dead gorgeous young dog owned by Cheryl and Susan Joslin. He garnered 10 points and two majors already as a puppy, going winners dog at three collie specialty shows. He has the makings of a superstar. Landon and Carina could produce some over the top pretty babies. If we do get puppies from this breeding, they would be due about October 10, 2017. All the puppies would be sables, most white factored, or we could possibly get some sable headed white puppies too. I would expect puppies from Carina and Landon to be exceptionally pretty. We should know in a month or so if the breeding took. Carina will probably be coming back to us in Texas to whelp her puppies if the breeding takes.


Landon at Kansas CC

Landon WD at OK Specialty












































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