December 29, 2017

When comparing the Border Collie Breed Standard for showing in different countries there is some interesting variation. Acceptance of erect ears in some countries, being one.

Australia appears to be the most specific in terms of coat colours permissible in the standard....

December 29, 2017

The Australian National Kennel Council has both a regular and extended breed standard, which are most informative. Both guidelines describe the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of the Border Collie to ensure that it is functionally fit and sound.

You wi...

December 28, 2017

Neurological stimulation is something I am keen to start with our next litter of puppies.

It's no secret that reputable breeders are continually trying to improve their lines. This may be towards: better breed standards, improved hip scores, agility or better working ab...

December 25, 2017

The study of genetics is fascinating. It is quite predictable, and a field I enjoyed studying at university and teaching to students.

Genetic Diseases are those that can be passed on from parents to offspring. They are inherited from either one or both parents. Highly h...

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from Emerald Park.

Have faith, believe in grace, hold onto hope, trust in God, expect miracles, give thanks, pray always and love one another!

We pray that your life will be blessed, your time spent with family and friends will be filled with joy, your pe...

December 23, 2017

There is always the temptation to share festive foods with your "best friend" over Christmas and New Year celebrations. Below is the "Naughty" list of foods you should avoid sharing:

* Ham and ham bones

* Any cooked bones

* Chocolate

* Grapes - fresh or dried

* Avocados

* Nu...

December 22, 2017

Your puppy will need appropriate and regular socialisation in order to grow into a well adjusted dog. The below information explains the different stages puppies go through as they grow.

0-7 Weeks:

Puppies can do little more than touch and taste at birth. Newborn puppies...

December 21, 2017

Sterilisation is another controversial subject. The two most popular reasons for desexing a dog are: population and behaviour control. For many dogs desexing will be the most significant surgical procedure they experience. All surgery incurs some risk of complications,...

December 20, 2017

Heartworm Prevention:

Heartworms are found in the heart and main vessels to the lungs of infected dogs and are up to thirty cm long. Infected dogs suffer from heart failure and death unless specifically treated. In addition infected animals suffer permanent damage to th...

December 19, 2017

There are two vastly different schools of thought regarding vaccination and perhaps a middle ground as well. Unless you have a very good reason, your puppy will be vaccinated on the same day as microchipping (between 7 and 8 weeks of age). A vaccination card will be su...

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Dyers Crossing, NSW, 2429

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Breeder Identification Number with the NSW Pet Registry: B000660754.

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