We are expecting a new litter of Old-Time Farm Collies puppies the end of December, and are very excited about this pairing.
Our girl Brandy, the dam, is everything I have wanted in a farm dog. It is like she reads my mind and has eliminated all predator challenges on our farm since her arrival. You can view more information and read about her working style here: https://registry.scotchcollie.
org/details.php?id=67704. We had her performance assessed through the American Working Farm Collie Association and she has her permanent PRGN (learn more about what this means here). I have also attached a few photos of her working with captions from the AWFA application.
I received this wonderful message from an owner of a pup from Brandy’s last litter: “She has been an amazing dog. She is very sweet and very smart. She has enjoyed going to petting zoos and helping round up animals. She helps herd animals back in their pens if they get loose or if I need to move them. She also loves coming along on rides and is very respectful to the horses and stays very close. She has been amazing at helping keep the animals safe with the other two dogs when she’s not herding and is very gentle with all babies.”
The sire, Wash, is younger than Brandy, but both smart and CONFIDENT. He floats across the ground when he moves and has the regal gait of a collie. He follows us on chores and helps keep cattle in check trying to enter a barn when uninvited, and also watches the sky for predators. He is extremely affectionate and happiest when with his people/able to just snuggle and relax, but the next moment he too is up and ready to go. I would say he is more trusting/relaxed around strangers than Brandy is.