Photos of our Huntaways and Heading Dogs
Almost all of these photos were taken in New Zealand not long before we moved to California.
Here are some photos of our Huntaway/Collie cross pups.
Male NZ Huntaway/Collie cross Pup
Sire: Rocky - Huntaway Dam: Lizzie- NZ Collie
Handy Dogs - folks in New Zealand call them Handy Dogs because they come in very handy. With the cross you get a working dog that has all the instincts of both breeds. They have all the necessary herding instincts required. The Handy dog has a lot less noise than a Huntaway. They will outrun quietly and generally only use their noise when the stock are a bit sticky. They will get-a-hold when required. Their size is mostly inbetween the Huntaway and the Collie, about 60-70 lbs.
(see photos below - click on any image to enlarge!)
NZ Collie litter born 5/18/08
Jewel and Teddy are now working in Oregon as a team.
Jewel - female Border Collie born 7-15-06
Teddy - male Border Collie 2 years old
Harry has a new home in Wyoming working for a Kiwi !
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Brie has a new home in California working sheep. Sarge is on a cattle ranch and Daisy is also on a cattle ranch in Montana.
Rocky/Grace Litter - One of these pups has a new home in eastern Oregon. The other four went to Alberta, Canada to 4 different sheep and cattle ranchers!
Blazer - 2 yr old finished dog
Blazer is a black & white male Heading Dog out of Smoke and Katie (born in New Zealand). He is very eager to please and has a strong drive to work. He has a strong presence with stock. He loves to learn anything new. He has a great disposition and has been referred to as a true gentleman. Blazer is an awesome dog with loads of personality. We had to sell him to make room in our training schedule for some younger dogs. He went to a nice home in Oregon and will be working a lot of sheep on a regular basis!
Duke - born 7/1/05. Photo taken 9/06. Sold to a cattle rancher in Southwestern Oregon.
Duke is a male Huntaway that weighs about 70 pounds out of Joe and Kym. He was 15 months old at the time of sale. His new owners are very pleased with his work and are enjoying having Duke on hand!
Brutus at 12 weeks - SOLD 12/30/06 at 5 months old! His new home is in eastern Oregon.
Buddy is also in Oregon. Scotty - now working in Oregon
These Heading dog pups out of Smoke and Connie have been sold to sheep & cattle ranchers in Oregon and California.
Born June 2006
Holly is a registered red & white American Border Collie. She has a new home in California working sheep.