Brandywine English Shepherd Litter 2011

Seven little Roseannadannas born July 26 out of Caledonia Danny Boy x Brandywine Briar Rose.  This is Rosie's first litter.

Three girls (two black and white, one tri) and four boys (two black and white, one tri, one sable who had a hard delivery and is touch-and-go).  Rosie is a great Mom.

Check the main blog page regularly for updates.  All pups are launched in their forever homes; I'll be updating their achievements on the main blog as they go forth in the world representing the Brandywine nameWe're proud of our little Roseannadannas!

We think that Danny's softness and biddability will nicely balance Rosie's harder edges and task-orientation.  Both dogs are natural small-farm stockdogs, which is a diplomatic way of saying that what they have accomplished is not a result of their respective owners' expertise as stockdog trainers.

Rosie is a fine little SAR trailing dog.

Briar Rose


Danny Boy


Both dogs are bold and friendly with strangers, kid-friendly, and very solid and confident.  Both are inherently capable of chilling out when nothing is up, but bringing it when the situation calls for it.





Pedigree for Rosie / Danny Boy litter

English shepherd
Pedigree for Brandywine ES litter born 7/26/11
Sire
Caledonia Danny Boy

OFA Good

B/W

MDR1 normal/normal

DOB: 2/8/08
Sire
Kimball's Jet Peaslee

OFA Good

B/W

DOB:12/15/04
Sire
Porter's Cyrus Jim

PennHIP .27/.27

B/W

DOB: 8/29/02
Dam
Peaslee's Penelope Ravenpaw

OFA Excellent

PennHIP .38/.33

B/W

DOB: 3/25/01
Dam
Caledonia Bunkie

OFA Good

PennHIP: .50/.44

saddle sable/white

DOB: 7/26/01
Sire
Foxhill's Caledonia Quinn

OFA Good

PennHIP .48/.48

Saddle sable/white

DOB: 8/23/96
Dam
Caledonia Billie Holiday

OFA Excellent

Tricolor

DOB: 6/14/99
Dam
Brandywine Briar Rose

OFA Good

MDR1 normal/normal

shaded sable/white

DOB: 5/8/07
Sire
Thomas' Char-Gin Boston

PennHIP: .25/.25

shaded sable/white

DOB: 1/18/04
Sire
Dersam's Sparkplug

OFA Good

Shaded sable/white

DOB: 2/10/03
Dam
Dersam-Dollard's Ginger

OFA Excellent

B/T

DOB: 2/10/00
Dam
Houlahan's Pipistrelle

OFA Good

PennHIP: .71/.65

tricolor

DOB: 2/7/00
Sire
Kaschak's Dust-Dee

PennHIP: owner will not disclose score

Shaded sable/white

DOB: 2/18/98
Dam
Kaschak's Cocoa

OFA Fair

Tricolor

DOB: 4/13/97 - 7/05



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This should be a varied litter in appearance and have a range of temperaments. Small-to-medium build, leggy. Natural stockdogs. I expect a range of temperaments from softer/more biddable to sharper/more task-oriented, but all should be outgoing, confident, kid-loving, hard-working dogs with strong character. Suitable for farm work, SAR, service, competitive dog sports, dog trainers' assistants, acting and modeling. These strong, confident, intelligent dogs will require strong, confident, thoughtful owners who have jobs for them.

We place on a contract, and will check references. No sales to show homes -- and yes, the contract covers that, and a great deal else.


Pups will be raised with every attention to their development and socialization, and evaluated both by the breeder and by an outside examiner before placement. When we are raising a litter, that's our top priority.

Taking names of prospective owners now; applications when a pregnancy is confirmed; deposits when the litter is on the ground.

Heather Houlahan & Ken Chiacchia
Harmony, PA  16037
724-473-0079
houlahan AT zoominternet DOT net
(email preferred, as our hours are erratic)




7 comments:

  1. For your own safety and mental well-being, please note that while initial puppy buyer interviews will be conducted under the protocols set forth in the Geneva Conventions, Phase II includes sensory deprivation, flagellation and a mandatory colonoscopy.

    Still, they should be damn fine pups.

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  2. Congrats and can't wait to watch them grow up. :D

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  3. Being that this is "Brandywine Boys' Farm," I am predicting a litter of 8 boys and 1 girl.

    All tricolors and the girl, of course, all ebil as Pip wants Rosie to feel what she had to go through.

    :-D ;-D :-D

    Dorene

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  4. Dorene, thus far 80% of the folks on my list are leaning towards boys.

    I therefore believe I have probably found the cure for the testicle fertilizer that infects the soil here.

    I predict a litter of snarky, manipulative, genius girlpuppies with world domination plans.

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  5. "I predict a litter of snarky, manipulative, genius girl puppies with world domination plans."

    Just how I like women.

    Eric/DogStar

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  6. "I predict a litter of snarky, manipulative, genius girl puppies with world domination plans."

    My preferred model, actually.

    Good luck and start getting ahead on your sleep now...

    MichelleB

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  7. Congratulations, Heather.
    Can't wait to hear more about them when you catch up on sleep. REady to subject myself to (most) tests...


    Erica Zimmerman
    Center Farm
    East Montpelier

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