Before we decided to hire Smarty for stud service for our Bitch Roxy, we actually wen't out to meet him and his owner Brittany. We notice right off how easy going he was and that his overall conformation was excellent. The two dogs took fancy to each other so it was a love at first sight. Brittany "his owner" told us that he is very focused and extremely biddable and that both Smarty and Roxy are a lot alike. Brittany says "Roxy is her kind of girl."
Smarty comes from a HOF Kennel in California called Little Spot by Pat Lambeth who breeds stock dogs capable in many areas. He has earned his WTCH, STDs, STDc, STDd, OTDs, OTDd, ATDs, RN, RA, OTDC, ATDd an ATDc and his Rally Advanced title as well. These puppies from this crossing really need to go to active pet performance homes since both of their lines are from solid stock dog lines.
Our breeding decision was based on Smarty's overall conformation, genetic testings, hips, elbow evaluations an of course how biddable Smarty is. It was also important to us that the stud have better pasterns. Another selling point about Smarty was his incredible nature and the fact that he is already 10 years old with no health issues and of course coming from a stock dog producer who is already proven.
Snapshot of Smarty's first two generations
Smarty's 1st Generation
Smarty's 2nd Generation
Roxy earned her International Championship at the 2017 Evergreen Autum Sieger IABCA Show up in Washington. We have provided the judge's critique showing how she earned 3-V1's for her Championship. Like I have said, Roxy is old school and has excellent conformation and a beautiful chest which one of the judges said we have lost this in the breed and need to bring it back.
Smarty's test results for the following...Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA or NHEJ1), Hereditary Cataracts mutation/Bilateral Cataracts (HSF-4), Late onset eye disease (PRCD-PRA) and MDR1 Sensitive towards medication (Ivermectin) which Smarty is ALL CLEAR OF!