Sue and Roy Puppies!
I’m expecting this to be a great match, producing pups with natural talent, good scope, straight walk in, biddable with a take charge, good feel for sheep. Keen, athletic with great personalities, ready, willing and able to be solid working partners.
The puppies will be naturally reared, in my home, with a solid program of enrichment, ENS … will be mostly potty trained, crate trained and well accustomed to traveling in the car. They will be naturally weaned using fresh, real food, and not vaccinated during their litter life. The pups’ dam and grand dam were also naturally reared, and are currently fed a wholesome fresh, raw prey model diet.
These pups will be suitable for active working homes, and are expected to grow into brilliant sheepdogs! As did all of Sue’s first litter, all of Sue’s littermates, all of Russell’s offspring … and while I don’t know every individual dog on Roy’s side of the family, I have no doubt about the quality of working bloodlines he brings to the breeding.
My Sue is an amazing partner for me, as are her littermate Luc (USBCHA National Finals double lift finalist) and the two pups I kept from her first litter, Clark and Raven (multiple placings in Open Ranch) … and of course, Sue’s parents Russell and Phoenix … I am truly blessed to share this journey with such incredible dogs who each bring something unique and special, yet all share the same work ethic, heart, natural talent and willingness to be my partner…along with good health, stamina and soundness. <3
The first time I saw Roy working at a sheepdog trial last fall, I was captured by his easy, forward, smooth style of working. Keeping my eye on him for the rest of the week, I loved him more each time…and I especially loved to see the joyful partnership between him and Carrie.
My heart danced as I imagined sweet and talented Sue-Roy puppies.
Puppies are due about March 6th.
Puppy Reservation List: Email Kathy and tell me why you’d love to have one of these special pups, and to see if you might be a good fit!
Sue is by my Russell, out of my Phoenix. She ran in the nurseries in 2009, winning several trials and competing in the Nursery finals in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She ran well in pronovice, placing and winning. Sue is a natural outrunner, needing no training in that regard … and she is excellent at driving, holding a line under pressure, yet very freely flanks when asked.
Sue is currently running in the Open and consistently places in the top 20%, in spite of our limited trialing schedule. She is a forward dog with a great feel, good scope and adjusts to handle heavy, light or cunning sheep well. Sue has placed well at the famous Bluegrass with undogged and tough yearlings, at the Ettrick trials with their cunning cheviots, and out west she handles the range ewes admirably. She has great scope to gather, like the 950 yard “Big One” in ND, and yet works quietly and confidently in the tight barn yard at home.
She is fun to watch, fun to work, has a great personality and excellent conformation. Athletic and strong, medium size, black and white rough curly coat, weights about 36 lbs.
Her sire, Russell, was truly a great dog who passed on his superior qualities to all of his kids and grandkids. He surely leaves his mark, creating strong dogs who have the finesse to be successful trial dogs and the push/heart to be excellent farm/ranch dogs. Truly one of the greats! You can read more about Russell here.
My Phoenix is Sue’s dam, who, in her day was fast, quick, keen, with a never-quit attitude that not only got her to the Open level, but made her a great help with farm chores. She’s small but mighty at 18.5 inches and about 30 lbs with great physical conformation, balance, and awesome gait! She is a fast, pushy dog who likes to work on her feet, with excellent stamina, drive and heart. And, she’s cute as can be! Phoenix’s sire, Dak, is a leading sire, producing multiple champions in every dog sport, notably herding, agility and obedience.
On her sire’s side Phoenix is a grandaughter of a littermate to Berhow’s Nick who is a “Hall of Fame” Herding dog, her great grandfather is the famous Pulfer’s Dan, her great grandfathers are the incredible UK foundation sires JH Wilson’s Cap and Fortune’s Dryden Spam. Her dam’s side also shows a long line of herding champions, including Boy and Waifer, bred by Amanda Milliken (2005 USBCHA National Champion) and J Cropper’s Cap, (UK) International Supreme winner and finalist several times.
Eyes are CEA DNA Normal, CERF clear, Hips OFA Good.
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About KEMI ROY
Carrie Duran, Roy’s human partner, says this about him:
Roy is a 4.5 year-old black and white rough coat Border Collie with freckles. He weighs approximately 38 pounds. I was very fortunate to acquire Roy at 6 months of age. Roy’s pedigree contains multiple national and international placing dogs and International Supreme Champions (Kevin Evans’ Mirk, John Thomas’ Craig and 2 time winner Bobby Dalziel’s Wisp). Roy is double bred on Kevin Evans’ Jaff, a dog of tremendous scope, natural ability, enthusiasm and ease of training. Jaff shines through in Roy as he also demonstrates these qualities. Jaff is the sire of many quality trial dogs including Kevin Evans Supreme Champion, Mirk and Nigel Watkins Reserve Supreme Champion, Jody.
While his pedigree speaks for itself, it is Roy himself that has been the dream dog.
Roy is a very friendly, affectionate dog that is easy to live with. He gets on well with other dogs and people. He has an extremely strong work ethic and a very focused purpose in life, working sheep. Roy is extremely biddable and was easily trained. His training life started before 6 months of age and he has always been eager to learn.
Roy has a very natural outrun, pace and feel for his sheep. He is a very forward dog that likes to travel and flanks clean. Roy wants to help his handler and takes commands very well. He is very good at close work (shedding, penning) as he can get very close to sheep without upsetting them.
Roy has just begun to trial. His highest placement in a USBCHA sanctioned open trial was 2nd under international judge, Gordon Watt. He is also the ‘go to’ dog on the farm; he will help you get the job done.
Roy runs and works with his heart and is always happiest when he is working sheep, and I consider it a privilege to be Roy’s partner.
EYES: CEA DNA NORM/CERF CLEAR
HIPS: OFA GOOD
ELBOWS: OFA EXCELLENT
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Video of Roy working:
Video of Roy’s sister Floss working with Kevin Evans when she was a youngster:
Video of Roy’s mother, also Floss, working with Kevin as a 2year old: