Felix BoCo Border Collies
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Richard H
Richard H

Felix BoCo Border Collies

LocationNillumbik, VIC

Newborn litter

Pups ready to go home now

Hi, I'm Richard H.

Felix means Happy and BoCo is of course, Border Collies. Our puppies are arguably the best Border Collie puppies in Australia. A big call, but here’s why: All our dogs are DNA tested to ensure that their puppies don't have any of the heritable diseases that may affect some Border Collie puppies. All our Border…

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  • Breeding & Welfare
  • Health Practices
  • Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

Puppies available

Newborn & Planned Litters

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

We commence socialisation at 3 weeks and by 6 weeks, our puppies come for walks on our property with their mother and our adult dogs.

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Health

Our dogs are fed a premium diet that includes fresh food and premium dog food and our puppies transition onto that diet when they are ready to make the change. They then have their mother's milk, plus our premium diet.

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Home environment

We have a large dog compound which includes an adventure playground for the puppies, so they can learn about life. When the puppies are around 5 weeks old, we then let them spend time in a grassed yard, which is about half an acre.

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Included with our puppies

Our puppies come with a starter pack which includes an Owners Manual, a 100 page book containing helpful information about how to feed, care for and train your new puppy, a puppy collar and lead, plus their vaccination certificate, microchip registration papers and transfer of ownership.

Health Tests

Core Tests(2/3)

Felix BoCo Border Collies conducts 2 out of 3 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Border Collie.

CEA

dna iconGenetic Test

Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), also known as ‘Choroidal Hypoplasia’ (CH), is a genetic disease…

CEA

PLL

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Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) is a genetic cause of blindness found in dogs, particularly affecting…

PLL

Additional Tests

Felix BoCo Border Collies conducts 9 additional tests available for the Border Collie.

dna iconGenetic Test

This condition mainly affects Newfoundlands although other breeds can be affected. It is a genetic condition which results in the production of kidney and bladder stones. There is a DNA test available to confirm that breeding dogs are not carrying this condition.

dna iconGenetic Test

This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.

dna iconGenetic Test

Goniodysgenesis is a genetic cause of ‘glaucoma’, or increased pressure in the eye. Untreated glaucoma can result in eye pain and blindness. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this genetic cause of glaucoma.

dna iconGenetic Test

The MDR-1 gene (Multi-drug Resistance Gene 1) is responsible for producing proteins that protect the brain from harmful chemicals. Some breeds have a mutation in this gene resulting in them being dangerously sensitive to certain chemicals and drugs. It is recommended to test these breeding dogs for the MDR-1 mutation, so they do not pass on the sensitivity to their puppies.

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Myotonia Hereditaria/Congenita is a genetic disease that causes muscle problems resulting in a stiff gait and difficulty swallowing. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.

dna iconGenetic Test

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a neurodegenerative disorder found in many breeds of dog. 7 varieties have been identified so far, affecting different breeds. There are DNA tests for each type, to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.

dna iconGenetic Test

Raine Syndrome, or Canine Dental Hypomineralisation, is a genetic disorder found in Border Collies, that causes their teeth to wear down abnormally fast. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

dna iconGenetic Test

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS) is a genetic disease affecting Border Collies. It results in the dog’s white blood cells not being released from the bone marrow properly, meaning they cannot fight off infections. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

dna iconGenetic Test

Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD/vWD) is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by a lack of a specific clotting factor. There are three forms of the disease, types 1, 2 & 3. A DNA test is available for each type of VWD to identify whether a breeding dog is a carrier or might be affected. The severity of VWD varies widely between breeds and individuals, ranging from life threatening, through to having no impact on clotting ability.

Badges of Recognition

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About the Breeder

A little about us

We have been breeding for 30 years as a hobby, which started by accident, after I sold my farm and kept my Border Collie working dog. She mated with a good fence-jumper. We had no children and our dogs became family. Breeding is a wonderful experience and we love to be able to share our love of Border Collies with…

Why we got involved in breeding

Border Collies are such wonderful creatures, incredibly intelligent and love nothing more than to be members of your family.

Our special touch

We socialise our puppies in a unique way which allows them to develop real-life skills at an early age. And we offer house-trained puppies at 8 weeks. We give all Puppy Families an Owners Manual which I have written. We give lifetime support and these combined give puppy families the ability to rapidly train their…

Credentials

State registration

RB153602

Association

MDBA

Association number

21764

Prefix

Felix BoCo

Breeding since

1990

Applying for a puppy

Apply for a puppy by answering a few questions so Richard can get to know you.
A$1,500 - A$3,500

The puppy, our Owners Manual, the Starter Pack and lifetime support for the puppy family.

A$1,500 - A$3,500