THISTLE BRAE COLLIES
We would like to state for the record that THISTLEBRAE puppies are sold only to families and individuals who contact us directly. WE NEVER SELL THROUGH BROKERS OR PETSTORES. We are wary of websites, which some breeders use, that appear to sell hundreds of puppies in the USA and elsewhere. While those sites may work for some breeders who want to sell puppies at discounted prices, we prefer to establish ongoing relationships with our puppy people and provide lifetime support for all THISTLEBRAE collies.
Puppies from the Patrick x Dancer litter are spoken for, but we are expecting puppies in May from a exciting breeding of Blitz to Franny (Rough and Smooths in Sable and white colour). Check back here for photos coming soon.
The birth of Thistlebrae puppies is planned with great care and consideration. It is a major commitment for a breeder to bring puppies into the world. Here at Thistle Brae we prefer to breed our females when we have puppy reservations.
Care begins with the health of the dam – each mother is provided with optimal nutrition and a special place in the house to whelp her litter. We assist in the delivery and monitor the new puppies from birth. Early handling and interaction helps to insure human bonding. As they mature, the puppies are socialized in a positive, educational and stimulating environment that brings out the breed’s famous “Lassie” personality. They are gradually exposed to a variety of enriching experiences that gently widens their scope and teaches them self confidence. They are introduced to children, other pets, they go for car rides and and learn how to go for off-leash “pack walks”.
Since the puppies are allowed to have outdoor playtime from an early age, they quickly learn to eliminate outside, and house-breaking is usually easy. My puppy owners brag how quickly their puppies learn house breaking.
It is my objective to raise healthy well-adjusted puppies with the potential to become esteemed family members and excellent canine citizens. Puppy classes and “continuing education” is highly recommended. It is only through continuing social interaction that dogs learn to be confidant well-adjusted members of society. We also remind new puppy parents that Collies are an active breed that requires considerable daily exercise. The dog owners’ favorite phrase should be “a tired puppy is a good puppy”. Also, be well aware that Collies will become barkers if they are bored or lonely, so you must be prepared to spend time with your pet, and hire a dog sitter if necessary.
I screen all puppy buyers, and put emphasis on matching the right pup to the right family. I wish to insure Thistlebrae dogs have PERMANENT loving homes with a family that best suits them. My puppies are sold only to individuals, and it is against my ethics to sell to pet shops, brokers, or back-yard breeders.
All Thistlebrae Puppies go to their new homes with the following