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Announcing the Puppies of:
GCh Blu Ridge Make Way "Alex"
Pups Born July 24, 2015
1 Blue Boy, 2 Tri Boys & 3 Blue
Sire and Dam:
Grand Champion Blu Ridge Make Way "Alex"
GCh Blu Ridge Let It Ride, AOM
Champion Belfair SnoValley Dream On "Stefanie"
Champion Belfair Follow Me
Meet the Pups
Late Friday (July 24) we welcomed Alex and Stefanie's beautiful pups into the world! Such a beautiful litter it is; we couldn't be more pleased! Pups and Dam are doing wonderful.
When grown, the puppies will either look like their Dam Stefanie; tri-color with the "rough" long coat or their Sire Alex; blue merle in color with the "rough" long coat. Some will be available to an approved companion, performance and/or show home. If you'd like to be considered for one of the pups, please complete our application (there's a link to it at the bottom of this page). We expect the pups to do well in agility, obedience and herding. Typically our pups are wonderfully good natured and very connected to people. Appropriately curious, confidence galore and couldn't be sweeter. We expect these pups to be up to just about anything asked of them!
This litter will be raised in our home with an abundance of human love and interaction continually throughout the day. The puppies will have their Eye Exams at 7 weeks old. At 8 weeks a Well Puppy Exam, by our very thorough and knowledgeable reproductive Vet. They will have their first set of shots, have been de-wormed 3 times, and come with a health guarantee and AKC registration.
Here at SnoValley Collies we raise our pups as if they will always remain here with us as one of our treasured family members. Our dogs, are our "furry kids" and they spend a good deal of time with us both indoors and outdoors each day. Our lives revolve around our furry kids and their pups of course are our “grand puppies”. Socialization of our pups is very important to us as we find it helps to create a confident, self-assured foundation and encourages them to be motivated to please. The pups spend their first several weeks in the house in our family room/kitchen area and are held and interacted with many times throughout each day. Once they are big enough to move into their larger playpen run, we start to take them outside to their puppy yard multiple times a day. This really helps to usher along the potty training process as we find they really prefer to wait to be let outside rather than soil their wood shavings run. We fill their puppy yard with lots of interactive toys and things, including tunnels, stairs, wading pool (all sorts of fun things). We continue to hold and interact with them until they leave us to go home with their new families.
We invest our hearts in our grand puppies and our goal is to instill in them the confidence that people are wonderful and can be trusted. We feel we’ve done our job when these little ones go to you primed and ready to love and be loved by you. For that reason we feel it's important we ensure our pups and their future families are a great fit for one another. We ask people inquiring about our pups to complete our Puppy Application It helps match your family with your future pup or adult and helps us make sure we don’t miss anything that will help you get off to the best start in your new relationship with your SnoValley Collie.
It's an understatement to say Collies are a wonderfully sweet breed. Calm and ideal indoor companions yet active and playful outside. Don't let the coat fool you, contrary to what many assume, they do not continually shed like many breeds. They also do not require frequent bathing and are not 'stinky' dogs! We love to take our Collies to the beach and no matter how much wet sand and dirt they end up 'wearing' after a good wet romp on the beach; it all comes out once they dry an hour or so later. And we don't need to rinse them off either! The correct Collie coat resists dirt.
Stefanie's Dam and Sire are onsite with Stefanie and the puppies in Issaquah. The Parents and Grandparents on both sides have wonderful sound temperaments and are a result of 40+ years of careful breeding (of the kennels we've been honored to produce our dogs from). Collies are excellent family dogs as they adore people, especially children and other pets.
Fun loving and devoted, your Collie will be most happy with you, their people. If you’re looking for a wonderful companion dog, a Collie is one of the best.
photography (with the exception of the outdoor shots of Alex shot by Collie Expressions) & page design by PortraitsByMaryCox.com
OFA Preliminary Report for Stefanie found her to have "Good Hip
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Last updated August 16, 2015