Knight x Stella

The boy who I chose to sire Stella’s litter is Knight. Knight is a nice young blue merle boy who lives in Austria.
Knight is still very young, only two years, and he still has to mature. But he and his brother and sister
have developed very well for their age.

Knight loves to work, he doesn’t care what you are doing as long as he can work with or for you. He
is very concentrated while working and wants to do it right. He has a high drive for toys and for food,
but his favorite is the Frisbee. He is a very fast dog, what sometimes makes it hard for his handler to
train him in agility. He hardly ever barks when working. Knight loves to do agility but also likes to do
obedience. He can get a bit bored because it is a lot of slow work, he loves action more.

Knight loves attention from his owner and also visitors. When he is outside or at training he doesn’t
want to interact with people, he wants to play, run or train. His breeder trains him on stock. They tell me he is a very sensitive dog while working stock, he works very wide and shows nice flanks.

Stella has a lot of presence on stock and is a very intense worker. She needs just one more leg on cattle for her WTCH. She is also my valued farm hand with livestock chores at home. In my opinion Stella could be more biddable, and she needs to think more before she reacts. It would be nice if she would be a bit more friendly to strangers. She can be reserved and protective when first meeting them, not that she doesn’t like them. Her conformation
is very nice, she could converge slightly better in front. Stella is also a very successful competitor in
agility, a fast, fun dog to run. I sometimes play Frisbee with her which she loves. She could be very
good at tracking, if I only had more time.

Knight complements Stella very nice. Knight brings lots of biddability and a good temperament
to the mix. Stella complements Knight very well in conformation and in seize. With lots of stock savvy
coming from both of them. Both Knight and Stella offer nice structure and soundness.

puppyfoto

I am planning the litter to produce my next dog. The goal is to have nice biddable dogs with
lots of herding instinct and talent. Dogs who can compete in all sports. They should have good
conformation, but will not be heavy coated, heavy boned show dogs. Since Stella is a NBT all tail
lengths can be expected. There is the possibility of only black and blues in the litter, but I do not
place pups on their color alone. Stella and Knight have been tested on almost all tests for Aussies.
Both parents are free of HSF4, MDR1, CEA, PRA and DM. That means the pups will be free too. And they will be free or a carrier of CMR1.
The litter will be a little bit of an outcross with a COI of 6,37% over 10 generations, bringing together
some of the best working and performance Australian Shepherd bloodlines, Justus, Windsong, Twin
Oaks, 45 Ranch, Colorado, Fair Oaks and old Las Rocosa.

The pups will be FCI and ASCA registered.

 

Arthur

Drovers Road Rodeo Bull

“Arthur”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Male
ASCA and FCI registered
Height: 55 cm
Tail: Long
Colour: Black and white
Hips: HD A
Elbows: Clear
Back: Clear
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: Clear through parentage
HSF4: Clear through parentage
prcd-PRA: Clear through parentage
CEA: Clear through parentage
CMR1:
DM/SOD1: Clear through parentage

Arthur returned to me in May 2017. He was having difficulties at the place where he was living. He is adapting well in my pack. When the right owner comes along he is allowed to go, but for now he is staying.

 

Kite

Drovers Road Stockmanship

“Kite”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Male
ASCA and FCI registered
Height:
Tail: Long
Colour: Black and white
Hips:
Elbows:
Back:
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: Clear through parentage
HSF4: Clear through parentage
prcd-PRA: Clear through parentage
CEA: Clear through parentage
CMR1:
DM/SOD1: Clear through parentage

Kite lives in Germany with Carolyn. Carolyn does herding, agility and obedience with him. He is a high drive dog who loves to work.

 

Luna

Drovers Road Virtual Herding

“Luna”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Female, spayed
ASCA and FCI registered
Height: 54 cm
Tail: NBT
Colour: Red merle and white
Hips:
Elbows:
Back:
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: Clear through parentage
HSF4: Clear through parentage
prcd-PRA: Clear through parentage
CEA: Clear through parentage
CMR1:
DM/SOD1: Clear through parentage

Luna lives in Amersfoort with the Kos family. She is an active family dog. Their daugther trains her and does tricks and agility with her. She is a very sweet and friendly dog.

 

Scout

Drovers Road In Controle

“Scout”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Male, neutered
ASCA and FCI registered
Height: 55 cm
Tail: Long
Colour: Blue merle, white and copper
Hips:
Elbows:
Back:
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: Clear through parentage
HSF4: Clear through parentage
prcd-PRA: Clear through parentage
CEA: Clear through parentage
CMR1:
DM/SOD1: Clear through parentage

Scout is in my co-ownership and lives with Mireille. Mireille lives about 25 min away from me and trains at my place. So this means I see Scout on a weekly base. Mireille trains herding, agility, obedience, SAR and tracking with Scout. Not all in one week 🙂
Scout looks a lot like his dad in conformation and looks. And he got most of his mom’s character.
Scout has his own page on my website: http://www.droversroad.nl/scout/

Do

 

Drovers Road Balance Point

“Do”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Female
ASCA and FCI registered
Height: 46 cm
Tail: NBT
Colour: Blue merle and white
Hips:
Elbows:
Back:
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: Clear through parentage
HSF4: Clear through parentage
prcd-PRA: Clear through parentage
CEA: Clear through parentage
CMR1:
DM/SOD1: Clear through parentage

Little Do lives with Ayla and Ger on a goatfarm close by. When she is ready she can help them working the goats to be a farm hand. She is a happy loving girl who is a bit stubborn.

 

Keetna

Drovers Road Distance Controle

“Keetna”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Female, spayed
ASCA and FCI registered
Height: 53 cm
Tail: NBT
Colour: Red merle, white and copper
Hips:
Elbows:
Back:
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: +/+
HSF4: Free
prcd-PRA: Free
CEA: Free
CMR1: Free
DM/SOD1: Free
HUU: Free
PLL: Free
NCL: Free
TNS: Free

Keetna lives in Scotland with Pauline and Nigel. Pauline trains obedience and agility with Keetna. They will start trialing soon in obedience.

 

Keevah

Drovers Road Stockdog Ballet ATDcs OTDd OFTDcds DNA-VP

“Keevah”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Female, spayed
ASCA and FCI registered
Height: 53 cm
Tail: NBT
Colour: Blue merle, white and copper
Hips: unoffical HD A
Elbows: unofficial normal
Back: unofficial normal
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: +/+
HSF4: Free
prcd-PRA: Free
CEA: Free
CMR1: Carrier
DM/SOD1: Free
HUU: Free
PLL: Free
NCL: Free
TNS: Free

Keevah is the pup I kept out of this litter. She is a very happy girl who loves to run and to play. She can be a little bit difficult to motivate for dogsports, but in herding she is all focus and ready to work anytime. Besides the herding we also train agility and obedience.
Has her own page on my website: http://www.droversroad.nl/keevah/

 

Isabel

Drovers Road Stockdog Savvy

“Isabel”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Female
ASCA and FCI registered
Height: 54 cm
Tail: NBT
Colour: Blue merle, white and copper
Hips:
Elbows:
Back:
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: Clear through parentage
HSF4: Clear through parentage
prcd-PRA: Clear through parentage
CEA: Clear through parentage
CMR1:
DM/SOD1: Clear through parentage

Isabel also stayed close and lives with Tanja and Hans. Hans trains her. They loves walking and cycling together. They are training to do some bikejoring in the future.

 

Google

Drovers Road Flock Force

“Google”
DOB: 09 May 2014
Sex: Male
ASCA and FCI registered
Height:
Tail: NBT
Colour: Black and white
Hips:
Elbows:
Back:
Eyes: Puppy test was clear
MDR1: Clear through parentage
HSF4: Clear through parentage
prcd-PRA: Clear through parentage
CEA: Clear through parentage
CMR1:
DM/SOD1: Clear through parentage

Google lives with Nick and Wendy. He is a great active pet for them. They enjoy long walks, some frisbee fun and just spending time together.