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Poppy whelped 6 puppies 21 July 2013!!


Kirkwind Poppet at Kirkbridgend X Littlethorn Scirocco

All the puppies have now left for their new homes. This was our first litter of Border Collie puppies and they are the first to have the Kirkbridgend Kennel Name.

Our Poppy was mated to Littlethorn Scirocco (Rocky, 1CC, 2RCC) and whelped 6 healthy puppies, 2 dogs & 4 bitches, on Sunday 21 July 2013. Mum and pups did very well. All the puppies are black and white and classically marked. The puppies left around the weekend of 14 September 2013 once they were 8 weeks old. Puppies were brought up in the house as part of the family and with our cats. They got used to all the usual household noises etc. as well as having the CLIX sound CD played to them regularly at increasing volume.

All the puppies are KC breed registered. This litter was planned specifically for us to keep a puppy ourselves to show and train for agility and we selected a sire that is a show dog from high drive lines for this reason.  These puppies are likely to be high drive and will be most suited to competitive dog sports homes (agility, flyball, HWTM, obedience, etc) where they will have a job and be allowed to work and use their brains as well as be loved. All homes will be assessed as suitable before a puppy may be reserved. 

Poppy's litter mate is now competing in Grade 6 agility and their sire (pups grandsire) is the grandsire of Sian Illingworth's Maybe who won the Gold at the agility Europeans this summer as well as siring other very successful unregistered agility dogs.

All puppies will come with a puppy contract, large puppy pack, full breeder back up and lifetime support.  All pedigrees are fully endorsed with the KC as not to be bred from or exported and this will never be lifted. Puppies have been microchipped, DNA tested for CEA, BAER hearing tested (all passed) and eye tested by a BVA specialist (all passed) as well as the normal puppy health checks. They have been wormed every 2 weeks with Panacur Oral Paste. Please note that I will never under any circumstance home 2 puppies from the same litter together. All the puppies have now left for their new homes.

Both Poppy and Rocky are fully health tested.

WARNING: These puppies have inherited the belief that they are lap dogs and require huge amounts of love, cuddles and kisses to survive!!


Rocky Rocky on the move

The puppies at 3 days old


These pictures were taken just after the puppies were born.
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Girl 1 Boy 1

Boy 2 Girl 2

Girl 3 Girl 4



About Rocky's lines
Rocky comes from fantastic lines with relatives doing well at the top in many disciplines. Here is an example of a few of them and how they are related to Rocky:

Rocky is a full brother from a repeat mating to Littlethorn Qashqai who competes and is placed at sheep herding trials. Littlethorn Qashqai has also gained the honour of being registered with the ISDS on merit.

Rocky's sire Sh Ch World Ch Littlethorn Continental is the only British bred and owned Border Collie to have won the World Champion show title for a Border Collie.

Sh Ch World Ch Littlethorn Continental is also the sire of Agility Ch Bekkis Carbon Copy among many other fantastic dogs.

Rocky's granddam Sh Ch Littlethorn Xsara was the dam of some fantastic dogs across loads of disciplines. These include INT SH CH + Agility CH Littlethorn Saxo who is based in the Czech Republic, Littlethorn Avensis who competes at international level for his country of Denmark at Heelwork To Music and was DKMCH HTM Dog of the Year 2012 and Ch Littlethorn Colt At Tobermoray JW SBCHT who is the first full UK border collie champion in 15 years. Not only has he now won 3 CCs and passed the Show Herd Test to allow him to become a full champion he also competes at obedience and has won his class at Crufts!

There are also many Littlethorn Show Champions including Rocky's dam Sh Ch Littlethorn Kia daughter of Sh Ch Littlethorn Xsara.

(Sources: littlethorn.co.uk and anadune.com/abcd.php)
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