JusDandy Shelties are bred
for intelligence, desire to please, inner drive, and the ability to thrive
on training and competition pressures. Physical soundness as well as mental
stability are prime aims also. Because we all love “Shelties,” breed type
and temperament are very important too. Naturally, to reach our goals with
our Sheltie teammates they must be capable of living long healthy lives
returning to us years of fun and thrills for our training efforts. To this
end our dogs receive a Preliminary OFA hip and elbow rating at around one
year, and again at two years, breeding stock is CERFed annually, vWD Genetic
tested and receive a complete thyroid panel every two years from Michigan
State University. We are also beginning to include the CEA DNA testing and
our dogs have all been "normal" to date.
JusDandy Border Collies are
specifically bred for their livestock working abilities. Each dog is
thoroughly evaluated during their daily work as farm dogs as well as in
trial competition situations under all venues offering stockdog competition
and all types of stock. Along with the need for sound working abilities the
dogs must be very biddable in order to make them useful working partners.
This combination of working ability and biddability make them outstanding
prospects for dog sports of all kinds. To try to offer a long life of
attending to business whether farm/ranch, trial field or other dog sports
our dogs receive a Preliminary OFA hip and elbow rating at around eight
months, and again at two years, breeding stock is CERFed annually, We are
also beginning to include the CEA DNA testing and the two dogs done so far
are "normal" and our third is "normal" by parentage.
E-LIST: We have a
Yahoo List” for people that have dogs from us, the dog’s relatives and
our friends. If you “Join” the list and go to “Photos”, you will see
pictures of our dogs and their offspring and relatives. A web site is under
construction. You are welcome to remain a List Member, introduce yourself
and receive announcements of breeding plan progress as it happens. It is a
low volume list.
PUPPIES: We spend a
lot of time with our puppies and introduce them to all kinds of surfaces,
objects, playthings, situations, different people and livestock so they can
realize all their potential.