Shepherd's Way

Spring 2019 Litter from Shire and Levi


This breeding combines two branches of the Shepherd's Way line, both going back to my foundation dam, Peaslee's Brighton. The estimated COI (coefficient of inbreeding) is 2.7% based on pedigree; the generation time for this cross is 8 years. Puppies are due in early June. I expect puppies from this pair to be very biddable, loyal, and athletic, with natural herding ability and desire to work. Both Shire and Levi are wonderful family dogs, adapting well to new people and places.

~ Peaslee's Elanor Proudfoot, HTAD I, CGC ~

Shire
is an exceptionally sweet, kind-hearted, and intuitive dog. Friendly and gentle, she gets along with everyone and tries hard to please. She enjoys working and has started level herding titles in addition to her canine good citizen certification. Although not formally trained as a service dog, she adapts naturally to the needs of her family and is a loving companion.

Shire is petite & athletic, with a feminine build and features.
DOB: 6/21/16
COI (measured) = 3%
Hips: OFA good
Eyes: normal ophthalmic (CERF-type) exam, fall 2018
Genetic testing: clear for all identified genetic mutations
Registration: UKC

 

~ Apple Blossom Levi of Shepherd's Way ~

Levi
is biddable and energetic, with a very resilient disposition and a strong desire to be your partner. He is confident and friendly, a perfect gentleman when accompanying his owner to the elementary school where she works. He helps move alpacas when asked and takes his guardian responsibilities seriously, keeping a close eye on his children and other members of the household.

Levi is moderate in size with a sturdy build and broad head.
DOB: 4/30/06
COI (pedigree) = 2.2%
Hips: OFA good
Genetic testing: MDR-1 carrier (M/N) ~ testing by UC Davis
note: Levi's dam, Honey, was clear for all other mutations
Registration: UKC


Sire
Apple Blossom Levi of Shepherd's Way
OFA good
Sire
Thomas' Char-Gin Dersam Boston
PennHIP DI = 0.25 /0.25 /no DJD
Sire
Dersam's Sparkplug
OFA good
Sire
Meyer's Toast Ghost
OFA good
Dam
Brandon's Fricka
OFA good
Dam
Dersam Dollard's Ginger
OFA excellent
Sire
Dersam's Buster
Dam
Dersam's Button
Dam
HTCH Peaslee's Honey
OFA good
Sire
Partlow's Bud II
OFA good
Sire
Partlow's Rusty
Dam
Brink's Molly-Jo
Dam
Peaslee's Brighton, CGC
OFA fair
Sire
Barker's Jack of All Trades
Dam
Barker's Mersey
Dam
Peaslee's Elanor Proudfoot
OFA good
HTAD I, CGC
Sire
Banks' Cody Boy
OFA good
Sire
Biberstine's Shep
Sire
Shininger's Buddy
Dam
Bucher's Mindy
Dam
Cook's Annie

Sire
Dam
Dam
HTCH Peaslee's Sunshine Daydream, CGC
OFA good
Sire
Jarratt's Dallas
OFA fair
Sire
Jennifer's (Jarratt's) Russell
OFA good
Dam
Stegall's China Doll
Dam
Peaslee's Penelope Ravenpaw, HRD III, CGC
OFA excellent
Sire
It'za Demost Happy Fella
PennHIP=0.22/ 0.30
Dam
Peaslee's Brighton, CGC
OFA fair

Photos of Shire and Levi