Shepherd's Way

Spring 2019 Litter from Lark and Flash


This breeding includes dogs from two branches of the Shepherd's Way line, both going back to my foundation dam, Peaslee's Brighton. Lark and Flash are related to the parents of my other litter: Lark is Shire's half-niece, Flash is Levi's great nephew. The estimated COI (coefficient of inbreeding) for Lark & Flash's litter is 6% based on genomic analysis of the parents; the generation time for this cross is approximately 5 years. This will be both dogs' first litter. Puppies are due at the end of May. I expect puppies from these two to be biddable, confident, and athletic, with steady temperaments. Both parents adjust well to new situations, people and places.

Peaslee's Skylark of Mondurle (Lark) is a sweet, happy-go-lucky girl whose easy going demeanor makes her a joy to train.  She enjoys learning new tricks and is a wonderful travel companion.  She loves being with her family but is a true English Shadow and always has Toni in her sight.  Lark earned her CGC at 5 months old and also earned her Advanced CGC.  She excels at dog sports (agility, nose work, dock diving, and has done a little herding and passed her herding instinct test) but is also happy to just go for a hike or sleep on the couch.  There seems to be nothing she can't do!  She is very athletic and has a moderate build.

White Oak's Flashing the Charm (Flash) is a well-balanced boy with a confident personality but is still very controlled and gentle.  He comes across as an old soul. Flash is completely loyal to his person. He may have strong opinions about things, but falls in line easily when given direction. He has dabbled in nosework, herding and agility and proven to be easy to work with. He’s earned his CGC and has completed the necessary steps to do therapy work.   He’s a go anywhere, up for anything, capable of most things kinda guy. He’s an easy dog to live with and very in tune with his person. He’s also sweet and soft with the two little people that he shares his home with!



Dam (left)
: "Lark"
Birthdate: March 2015
Registration: UKC
Ht: 19 1/2"; Wt: 48 lbs
Hip x-ray: OFA Good
Clear for all identified genetic mutations (Embark panel)
Owned by Toni Duralski


Sire (right): "Flash"
Birthdate: October 2013
Registration: ESC
Ht: 22"; Wt.: 62 lbs
Hip x-ray: OFA Good,
DI =0.34/0.31, no DJD
Clear for all identified mutations (Embark panel)
Owned by Rachel Smith

Litter Pedigree

Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) = 6%

Sire
White Oaks Flashing the Charm
OFA good
Sire
HTCH Maplegrove Farm's Rimrock Drover
OFA good
Sire
Rimrock Lone Firelight of Shepherd's Way
Sire
Thomas' Char-Gin Dersam Boston
Dam
HTCH Peaslee's Honey
OFA good
Dam
Butcher's Foothills Elsa
Sire
Dalby's Laddie
Dam
Dalby's Tallulah
Dam
White Oak Kira
Sire
Blacksheep Sam
Sire
Loflin's King
Dam
Lofllin's Princess
Dam
Blacksheep Suzy
Sire
Elwell's Joe, My Buddy
Dam
Elwell's Tough Travelin' Taffy
Dam
Peaslee's Skylark of Mondurle
OFA good
Sire
Husted's Tribute to Johnny Cash
OFAgood
Sire
Pisano's Cruising Reno of Joy
Sire
Tye's Cruiser

Dam
Hughes' Hadiah Streak of Joy
Dam
Z-Best Tally Babe of Joy
Sire
Hampton's Bodie
OFA good
Dam
Hampton's Teddi
OFA good
Dam
Peaslee's Elfin Enchantress
OFA good
Sire
Carrington-Gray's Elvis
OFA excellent

Sire
Carrington-Gray's Teddy

Dam
McCall's Zena

Dam
HTCH Peaslee's Sunshine Daydream
OFA good
Sire
Jarratt's Dallas
OFA fair
Dam
Peaslee's Peaslee's Penelope Ravenpaw
OFA excellent

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