Archive for November, 2010

November 25th, 2010

Puppies 1 Week Old Today

At one week old the puppies are starting to change, getting more roly-poly and looking less like sausages. Happy had her bent tail and dew-claws removed 2 days ago and the rest had their dew-claws removed yesterday.

November 20th, 2010
November 20th, 2010

To Merle or Not to Merle?

Merle Farm Collies are practically unheard of, especially when both parents appear to be non-merle. In this post we will explore where the merle came from and which of the puppies are carrying the merle genes. Hidden merles? We were surprised and elated to see the first puppy was a merle girl because we had

November 18th, 2010

Meet the Puppies

Here are their close-ups in no particular order. A little about the runt: Happy was our surprise when we got up this morning, she had been born long after we thought Shasta was finished. She is the runt and has a kink in her tail, we will have her tail docked in a couple of

November 18th, 2010

The Puppies Have Arrived!

We had a long night here, Shasta was in labor most of the night and delivered between 1:30 this morning and sometime before dawn. We couldn’t be happier with this litter, not only are they registrable as Old Time Farm Shepherds with the NKC and are fully 44% Allison’s Old Bob-Tailed Shepherds but to top

November 4th, 2010

OTFS Puppies Expected Soon

My trip to Tennessee in September is bearing fruit. Shasta is now obviously pregnant and I received her paperwork from the NKC recently so we should have a litter of NKC Registered Old-Time Farm Shepherd puppies before too long. We are really excited about this litter because they will be 44% Allison’s Old Bob-Tail Shepherds,