Our selection criteria :
top line of breeding dogs and bitches
developed through careful selection of genetically superior stock.
Since 1992, we have had a policy of starting all the pups in every
litter and selecting the pups that will possibly be used in the
stud. At about 8 months these are reassessed to meet our stringent
expectations for retention in the stud, which may only be 3 to 4 pups per
What we select for:
believe the fundamental characteristics are faultless nature and
temperament, a sound confirmation, high fidelity, high
concentration, a strong desire to cast or head stock, shepherding
and holding ability, willing compliance and an untiring stamina.
aim to breed versatile dogs for every day station work on all
classes of stock using their natural instincts. We will always seek
to improve our stud either by selecting the best progeny from within
the stud or selecting from other studs.
The stud is still quite small, breeding about 75 to
100 pups per year.
We have a nucleus of about 10 breeding bitches and 4 sires. They are
grouped into 4 main families that are genetically similar. We have
found breeding within these families, there is a much higher success
rate of working dogs.
It is always better if an
intending purchaser can come to the property because our clients
ability to suit their requirements is enhanced.
Obviously this is not always possible which is why we attend field
days, although the demonstrations are very limited but intending
buyers are able to view the pups and one or two of our sires or
During the year, we also make several trips through NSW and
Queensland where demonstrations are held on the buyers property by
special arrangement and conditions do apply.