Stunning, Happy, Quality pups from working parents. "ASTRA" border collie sheepdogs - We know our lines inside out, with some of our lines going back with us for over 25 years. We breed for herding ability, temperament, character, train-ability, agility and an "off switch". This is what we like ourselves in the pups that we hold back for training to become qualified sheepdogs, which once trained, are then sold to farmers and sheepdog trials competitors throughout the world.Puppies are priced from £650.00 dependent on the litter breeding, health and working potential.
Please do not call us, only Webform (essential anyway if you are accepted to purchase one of our puppies) or Text enquiries only please.
To ensure we have the best puppies to train as sheepdogs, all our puppies are reared in the house and well socialised with children and handled regularly since birth and are taken to various environments for early learning opportunities.
House training will be 95% done at 8 weeks, as will polite manners of sitting for attention and recalls.
Unfortunately, we can't keep all the pups we breed for training so we often have puppies for sale to suitable homes for Performance Dog Sports or as active companions/pet for the right family.
Fully Vet checked at 8 weeks before going to their new homes.
Regularly de-wormed and fed a high quality complete raw diet using various human grade raw meat products and greek full fat yogurt.
Parents health tests include some of, DNA tests for CEA & TNS, IGS, Hip Scored.
Just like all other dog breeds, the border collie suffers from many different diseases therefore as leading breeders, we endeavour to breed the healthiest border collies to protect our breed well into the future, that is why we now participate in canine research, by taking DNA samples from every puppy we breed to submit to various different research centres and laboratories around the world.
We have been specializing in the breeding of Quality Border Collies with wonderful temperaments, producing highly trainable dogs with Brains, Herding instinct and Agility for well over 25 years.
Our puppies have excelled to championship level in the hobby sports of Sheepdog Trials, Dog Agility, Fly-ball, Heelwork to Music (Freestyle), Obedience and Working Trials in over 30 countries worldwide.
Be prepared to give us a detailed description of your lifestyle, knowledge of border collies and the main reason's for getting a border collie. These dogs all need a job, even if it is just being an active family pet, so you will need to demonstrate to us a good understanding of the breeds educational, socialisation and handling requirements, first time border collie owners are welcome but will also have to show us that they have done their research into this breed.
In very special circumstances we can deliver direct to your home, though we really would value that you take time and effort to visit us and see the dogs in our home environment and even see a demonstration of them working sheep.
Vaccinations will be due at ten weeks of age, according to WSAVA (world small animal veterinary association) guidelines.
Our puppy contract includes the following:
* ISDS registration can be transfered to KC
* 4 weeks insurance
* Puppy starter Pack - including advice on training your puppy.
* Free help, support and advice for the life or your dog.
* Should your circumstances change and you are unable to keep your dog or it is unsuitable for your requirements or for whatever reason, We, the breeder, will give you FREE advice, to help you, perhaps by working with you to re-train/re-home/rehabilitate your dog - in fact, WE INSIST, that the puppy be given back to us to re-home in any of these situations. But if you already have a home lined up, this home must first be approved by us, as we brought the puppy into this world we want to ensure they have the best life most suited to the dogs character and needs.
To apply to become an owner of one of our special puppies, or make an appointment to visit us, please check out the website and complete our application form on the Book a Puppy page (click on any link saying "Make Your Enquiry NOW!") If you have trouble sending the form please TEXT us for help.
View our puppies photo's and video's and stacks of other information on our website (link provided below).
Advice about buying a pet
There are already thousands of dogs in shelters that would make loving companions - consider adopting a rescue dog.
NEVER buy from anyone willing to deliver a dog by courier & report it to our team.
Visit the pups & their mum. Take our 'Visiting a Puppy' checklist with you.
HELP STOP PUPPY FARMING: If any of the criteria on the checklist is not met or something doesn't feel right, look elsewhere for your new canine companion.