Aura is such a joy, constantly loved and admired by absolutely everyone, especially young children and people who train dogs for a living! She has an amazing temperament, so cuddly and tactile. Aura adores people, especially children and knows that everyone thinks she is marvellous (well most people do).
- Hip score 3/4 – October 2013
- Eye Examination: Unaffected – 10th September 2012
- BAER Hearing Test: Pass – 10th September 2012
- CL: Hereditarily clear
- CEA-CH: Hereditarily clear
- TNS: Hereditarily clear
Aura is very bright, (even for a border collie) and very keen to work. Her teachers love her because she ‘gets it’ really quickly and wants to have a go; she loves agility! She won a pre-beginners class in obedience at just a year old, but we now just focus on agility, as it is much more fun.
I am very proud of the progress Aura has made in agility, as she won into Grade 4 in September 2017 and has had a number of other rosettes this year, including another win. I am excited to see what progress she will make in future.
|Parents||Grand Parents||Great Grand Parents||Great Great Grand Parents|
|Delicious Chocolate Sundae||Detainia Knight of Dreams||Sh Ch Goytre Prince of Dreams JW SHCM||Caristan Coming Storm|
|Sh Ch Caristan Tear Maria at Goytre|
|Detania Dawn Patrol||SH Ch Detania Magnum|
|Detania Cinnamon Spice||Detania Poseidon (ISDS)||SH Detania Jacktar from Robbinia ISDS 162875|
|Detania Test the Water||Romellva Pure Water|
|Dentbros Luna||Sh Ch Goytre Prince of Dreams JW ShCM||Caristan Coming Storm||Wizaland Loves Casanova|
|Caristan Scarlett OHara|
|Sh Ch Caristan Tear Maria at Goytre||Sh Ch N Z Ch Clan-Abbey Blue Aberdoone (IMP)|
|Sh Ch Caristan Whiskey Chaser|
|Westirene Sunshine||Westirene Rizzle Dizzle||Deirris Eternal Flame|
|Loppy Storms Over Hamstead at Westirene|
|Westirene Rosarita||Bluella Landau at Westirene|
|Westirene Beautiful Ruby|
In April 2016, Aura produced a beautiful litter of puppies, the A-Z Litter. They have grown into wonderful adult dogs, see testimonials. Unfortunately in January 2017 Beck (pictured) had a series of epileptic fits and was subsequently diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy. ‘Idiopathic’ means ‘of unknown cause’, which means that it may or may not have a genetic component. Epilepsy remains common in a number of breeds, including collies (around 3%), but just as for humans, the cause remains difficult to pin down. Obviously this has been very upsetting, as I take the health of my dogs extremely seriously and do everything I can to breed healthy dogs.
I spoke to the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, who are doing research into Collie Epilepsy. They told me that “despite extensive research and the accumulation of a large quantity of data, no clear genetic link can be found for dogs with epilepsy.” Despite this assurance, I will not be breeding from Aura again. Unfortunately the owner of the stud dog has used him again for breeding, which is very disappointing, in my view. This condition normally develops between one and four years of age, so we know that Luna’s first litter have not developed epilepsy and there is no sign of the condition anywhere else in these lines.
As with humans, epilepsy can be manageable and dogs can live happy lives for many years. Unfortunately Beck’s condition could not be managed through medication and she was put to sleep at the end of August 2017. Rest in peace little girl.
I have continued to breed, because I do everything I can to produce healthy dogs with good temperaments, but I am breeding from a different line. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch?