For over thirty years I have been raising beautiful old fashioned rough haired collies - Lassie lookalikes. Raised for health these beautiful dogs are members of my family - they run free on two acres that is entirely fenced and share my home the rest of the time. When we have puppies they are raised in the home usually getting under my feet in the kitchen. We specialize in sable and white collies and our dogs are white factored so occasionally we will have a sable headed white puppy. In the summer the dogs and I spend our time on three acres in the mountains of North Carolina.
We do not have many litters a year but they are worth waiting for. Our collies are always pure bred meaning we never inbreed or line breed. New additions are researched carefully to ensure this. All our dogs are DNA tested and we make sure the mother is well taken care of before and after whelping. Our males are large collies weighing 80 -90 pounds. They produce beautiful energetic and healthy puppies.
Our puppies are born in the home and raised with loving care. At 3 weeks we begin worming and feeding. They are fed a special puppy formula and the mother keeps feeding until about 5 weeks. Gradually we add puppy food and other foods to ensure the puppies are strong and healthy. Feeding is very important to enable the immune system to stay strong after the mother stops feeding them. At seven weeks they are examined by our veterinarian and given their first shots and health certiciate.