Our breeding program is centered on breeding dogs with the natural ability to cast, cover and hold stock but above all else we work very hard on breeding dogs with the right temperament for the the job.
Our Kelpie line is based predominately on Ramulam bloodlines going right back to some great Karrawarra dogs. When selecting dog's for breeding I always try to choose dogs that will complement each others strengths. I don't believe in compensatory mating's, for if one or both of the dogs have faults I believe require correction, perhaps they should not be used for breeding in the first place.
I was very lucky that my first Border Collie was an exceptional bitch from the stable of Tony Boyle. A very natural, big casting, strong heading bitch. She has bred on very well, producing pups that would be equally at home on 3 sheep at a trial or 1000 sheep on the farm. A true utility line that is as good in the yards as they are in the paddock. I also believe when selecting Border Collies for practical farm work that you should be choosing dogs that are short coated with plenty of pigment around the eyes and nose therefore this is a fairly high priority for me.
We are located in the Boyup Brook shire and can be contacted on:
Mob: 0428 283 057
Andrew & Wendy Gorton