Lark & Flash, 2019

Born May 2019

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!

Sire: Flash
Birthdate: October 2013
Registration: UKC, ESCR
Ht. 22″; Wt.: 62 lbs.
Hips: OFA Good, DI= 0.34/ 0.31/ no DJD
DNA: clear Embark panel
Owned by Rachel Smith

Dam: Lark
Birthdate: March 2015
Registration: UKC
Ht: 19 1/2″; Wt. 48 lbs.
Hips: OFA Good
DNA: Embark panel clear
Owned by Toni Duralski


Lark & Flash