Shellwood Border Collies
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Katie K
Katie K

Shellwood Border Collies

LocationManilla, NSW

Newborn litter

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Shellwood Border Collies is one of Australia’s most trusted ethical breeders of purebred Border Collies. Established in 2008. Located Tamworth Nsw

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Last verified on 26 Apr 24

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

1 puppy available

Newborn & Planned Litters

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

Shellwood Border Collies believes that early neurological stimulation, socialisation and training are vital to support healthy growth and development of all their puppies to create happy and well balanced canine companions.

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Health

Our puppies will all have had their first vaccination, microchip, and are wormed every 2 weeks and have passed their health check at the vet before coming home with you. We are proud of the high quality diet we feed our puppies. We conduct full DNA screening on our breeding parents, for all the relevant, testable…

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Home environment

Our dogs live in a weather protected, temperature controlled area. Our puppies are raised on our rural property. Our puppies are born indoors but also have access to outdoor play and activities. We provide a stimulating environment for our puppies with age-appropriate enrichment activities.

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Included with our puppies

Our puppies come with: Puppy training information Puppy raising guide Certificate of vet check Relevant health records Starter food pack Toy Blanket with mothers scent Treats Accessories Toilet training tools and information to continue on with already established toilet training. Lifetime support for all our puppy…

Health Tests

Core Tests(2/3)

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

CEA

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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

Shellwood Border Collies conducts 11 additional tests available for the Border Collie.

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This a genetic cause of cobalamin malabsorption found in Border Collies. Affected dogs cannot absorb Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) from the gut and therefore experience a range of gastrointestinal disease. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sensory Neuropathy is a serious genetic disease causing progressive neurological degeneration. Affected dogs develop difficulty with basic activities such as walking and swallowing and will eventually require euthanasia. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.

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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.

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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.

Australia States

Transportation options

Australia States

Shellwood Border Collies will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:

All states (QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, NT, ACT & TAS)

Getting your puppy home

Shellwood Border Collies supports the following options for getting your new puppy home safely.

In person puppy pick up
Meet the breeder in person for puppy pick ups
Ground transport service
Supportive of on-the-road pet transport by car or van
Domestic air travel by plane
Supportive of domestic air transport by plane
International air travel by plane
Supportive of international air transport by plane

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About the Breeder

A little about us

Nestled in the serene countryside of regional New South Wales, Katie's home spans 100 acres of picturesque land. Here, surrounded by the tranquil hues of nature, she spends her days enjoying her incredible Border Collies and tending to her livestock. Against the backdrop of stunning sunsets, Katie's life revolves…

Why we got involved in breeding

Katie, the founder of Shellwood Border Collies, has been passionately breeding Border Collies for 16 years. Her journey began when she rescued her first Border Collie, Bailey, and instantly fell in love with the breed. Since then, Katie has dedicated herself to producing healthy, happy, and well-socialised Border…

Our special touch

At Shellwood Border Collies, Katie's special touch as a breeder goes beyond just providing puppies. She offers ongoing support to ensure the well-being, health, and training of both the puppies and their new families. With Katie, it's not just about selling a dog; it's about building a lasting relationship and…

Credentials

State registration

B000773481

Breeding since

2008

Applying for a puppy

Apply for a puppy by answering a few questions so Katie can get to know you.
A$2,500 - A$3,500
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A$2,500 - A$3,500