Shepherd's Way

September 2020 Litter from Pixie and Thorn

Pixie is a smart, gentle, sweet-natured but determined - sometimes opinionated - girl.  Her personality is a blend of biddability and playfulness that makes her a delightful training partner and companion. Pixie learns quickly and is eager to help with farm chores, assist with dog training classes, and supervise family outings. Pixie excelled in agility classes where her intelligence, intuitiveness, and athleticism shined. When Pixie patrols her property, she is an excellent hunter of rodents and deterrent to all avian intruders. Thorn has a solid build with wavy coat, rugged good looks with "naughty spots," (freckles). Everyone's best friend. He is a problem solver, adventure seeker. Hunting and herding drive off the charts but listens well and wants to please. Loves to be working and patrolling the farmyard more than laying in the shade when outside. Both Pixie and Thorn have normal hips (OFA excellent and OFA good, respectively). I expect puppies from this pair to be biddable, resilient and athletic, with a desire to work and willingness to adapt themselves to their owner's needs. Both Pixie and Thorn are wonderful family dogs, adjusting readily to new people and places.


Dam (left)
: "Pixie"
Birthdate: August 2012
Registration: UKC, ESC
Ht: 20"; Wt: 38 lbs
Hip x-ray: Excellent
Embark DNA panel
Owned by J. Kuehn


Sire (right): "Thorn"
Birthdate: April 2016
Registration: ESC
Ht: 22"; Wt: 60#
Hip x-ray: Good
Embark DNA panel
Owned by S. Stoller

Litter Pedigree

Genetic Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) = 4%

Sire
Banks Every Rose Has Its Thorn
OFA good
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
Killarney Meadows Banks Daisy

Sire
Stony Creek's Zebonair
OFA good
Sire
Stonycreek's Irish Hurrican Ripley
PennHIP=0.52/0.48
Dam
Stonycreek's Kiss Me Kate
PennHIP=0.38/NR
Dam
Good Shepherd's Pied Piper
PennHIP 0.35/NR, no DJD
Sire
Good Shepherd's Hallelujah Rudolph
PennHIP = 0.35/0.32
Dam
Good Shepherd's Blacksheep Ivy
PennHIP = 0.33/0.29
Dam
Peaslee's Elfin Enchantress
OFA excellent
CGC, JHD
Sire
Carrington-Gray's Elvis
OFA excellent
Sire
Carrington-Gray's Teddy
Sire
Atkinson's Second Chance
Dam
Crowley/ Summers' Molly
Dam
McCall's Zena
Sire
Butcher's Augtu
Dam
McCall's Princess
Dam
HTCH Peaslee's Sunshine Daydream
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
OFA excellent
Sire
It'za Demost Happy Fella
PennHIP=0.22/ 0.30
Dam
Peaslee's Brighton
OFA fair