Shine x Tex 2021

About This Litter

Shine will be bred in Spring of 2021. We are expecting high drive puppies that will excel in agility, disc, dock, flyball, and obedience. Puppies will be rough coated and black and white or tricolor. Puppies will be registered through ABCA and AKC. We are so excited for this pairing and can't wait to see what they produce!

Meet The Parents!

Shine

Date of Birth: 6/25/2017
Color: Black and white
Coat: Rough
Height: 17 inches
Weight: 30lbs

Health Testing (Click HERE to go to OFA, HERE for Optimal Selection)

CEA/CH: Normal by parentage
TNS: Normal 
CL: Normal 
IGS: Normal 
DM: Normal 
MDR1: Normal 
SN: Normal
BCG: Normal

EAOD: Clear

BAER: Normal
CERF/CAER: Normal 

OFA Hips: Excellent 
OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Shoulders: Normal
OFA Patellas: Normal

 

Shine is our incredible girl from Jumpstart Border Collies in GA. Shine is from strict herding lines, her Dam is a lovely import from Aled Owens lines and her sire is a succesful trial dog owned by Dwight Parker. When we brought Shine home we were looking for intensity, power and drive and boy did we get what we wanted! Shine is an amazing, intense little dog, standing only 17 inches at the shoulders and 30 lbs total, but she is a rocket in a tiny body with incredible hops for the disc, incredible land speed and the power to jump over 23 feet on the dock! Shine is one of the happiest dogs we've ever owned and enjoys doing literally anything and everything! If you ever meet her you will get the honor of seeing her full body wag that cracks everyone up! There is nothing this little girl won't give us and she is a phenomenally biddable dog. Shine is one of our highest energy dogs, but still has an incredible off switch in the house and can snuggle like no ones business. While Shine is still young, she has become one of my main Service Dogs to replace Tex and Dallas once they retire. She works part time right now but is making her way into ful time work with maturity and has the incredible intuitive nature that reminds us much of our Dallas. Shine is the kind of dog who gives every job and task 100% of her effort no matter wether it is hanging out on the couch, dock diving, herding, disc or service work, Shines your girl for it all! She is absolutely phenomenal with our daughter and can tone down her intensity to snuggle. Shine has NEVER met a stranger and adores every person she meets and is neutral with other dogs. In our pack she adores playing, tugging and racing the other dogs. On the dock and the disc field Shine is a MACHINE who gives 100% of her effort all of the time. Shine has also had a small amount of training in Flyball and has proven she will be an absolute blast in the lanes!! She has a beautiful, snappy turn and ADORES this sport. She is confident and driven with very high working and toy drive. My favorite quality about Shine is that she is a phenomenal team player and adores doing ANYTHING that we can do together. She is honest and biddable and genuinely enjoys just being with her family and playing with her mom. Shine has had limited exposure to stock but she is a promising young dog with talent, style and loads of eye. We hope to make herding a part of our lives again soon so that we can show off this girls talent! We are incredibly excited about this young girls future and cannot wait to really get going with her! She is one of the most fun dogs we've ever had the pleasure of playing with!

Tex

Date of Birth: 4/6/2012
Color: Black and White
Coat: Rough
Height: 20.5 inches
Weight: 36lbs


Health Testing (Click HERE to go to OFA, HERE for Paw Print Genetics)

CEA/CH: Normal through Optigen
TNS: Normal through Optigen
CL: Normal through Optigen
IGS: Normal
DM: Normal
MDR1: Normal
SN: Normal
BCG: Normal

EAOD: Clear

CERF/CAER: Normal
Cardiac: Normal

OFA Hips: Good
OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Shoulders: Normal
OFA Patellas: Normal
PennHIP: 80th Percentile

 

Tex is our phenomenally talented, handsome, driven and sweet, adrenaline junky of a boy! I was lucky enough to be blessed with Tex as my first border collie, he has been an amazing team mate and partner and I am so lucky to have him in my life. His drive, determination and athleticism compliment his sweet, funny spunky nature. Tex has always been a character, in puppyhood he was thoughtful and wise, as an adult he remains brilliant and driven, but with a goofy confidence about him. . He matured quickly, eager to try every new activity, sport, exercise and task I threw at him. Tex could easily be described as an "over achiever", he was a prodigy as a puppy, quickly grasping any exercise or task. He began competing in Dock Diving at only 5 months old, achieving jumps over 13 feet! In his first Skyhoundz disc competition at 14 months old, he earned an invite to the Skyhoundz World Championships by winning Bullseye with a score of 52 points. Soon, Tex was unstoppable in many different venues. Tex currently trains and competes in Agility, Dock Diving, Herding, Canine Disc and Rally Obedience. He is a phenomenal demo dog and is used regularly to help teach group obedience and behavioral lessons. Tex is also my main "show stopper", as a professional dog trainer, it is a huge benefit to me to have a dog like Tex who is so reliable, enthusiastic and down right flashy in his obedience, tricks and working ability. He loves to show off and loves to make people smile. Tex is always my last dog (the show stopper!) to use any time we perform a demo, perform at half time shows or entertain anyone. There is no atmosphere that he can't work in, fairs, schools, expos, andbasketball games with bands; Tex has done it all.  He absolutely loves working with his mom and performing, one of his favorite parts of our show is when he gets to play frisbee with kids! He is always eager to play, but incredibly gentle when he returns the disc to them and will even place it right in their hands! The crowds always love Tex's favorite trick, the handstand, and Tex runs faster and jumps higher when he's performing in front of a crowd!

 

His current Dock Diving Personal Best is 27 feet. He currently competes in the Masters level of AKC agility and has earned an invite to the Skyhoundz World Championships 3 years in a row. Tex also serves as a part time Service Dog, serving back up to our other male, Dallas. Tex has also trained on stock and has a fantastic level of instinct. He has a lot of eye and a lot of power over his stock. He is an eager worker with a no quit attitude. He is the kind of dog who can keep his cool under extreme pressure, maintain control of his stock, and do it with a bit of style too! Tex debuted in his first herding trial in February of 2016 with a PERFECT weekend, going 2/2 in his runs and earning 2 legs towards his Started Sheep title. He is a powerful dog with a no quit attitude and he handles his stock with the utmost confidence. There is no task Tex cannot handle and he attempts every command with enthusiasm and focus.  There is no dog that can compare to Tex's working ability, personality, build, beauty and strength. He is truly a once in a lifetime dog. One of my favorite traits in Tex is the amount of heart he puts into everything he does. In fact, many people who watch Tex compete in disc have nicknamed him "Thunder hooves" because he hits the ground running so hard. His ground speed is nothing short of incredible and he consistently places in agility and disc amongst the fastest dogs in the world. He gives 100% in everything ever asked of him and his work ethic cannot be topped. However, Tex's best trait by far is his loving, happy and exuberant nature. He never fails to make me smile and can pick me up on the worst of days with one goofy, happy smile. Even if Tex never worked, performed or competed another day in his life, he'd still be my favorite dog and best friend. He has several favorite songs that he often sings along to for me on the way to work, he is the best singer I know! His contagious exuberance for life, incredible work ethic and "carpe diem" attitude is something we hope to pass down for many generations of border collies to come!

Tex X Shine

Rafter W Don't Mess With Texas

2012/4/6

OFA Good

Scout ABC 90772

OFA Good

Bill (ISDS 186305)

Jill (ABCA 90766)

Lazy Ms Bet ABC 164851

Jay (ABCA 24456)

Patty (ABCA 51605)

Bo ABC 296521

Paint ABC 250647

RockingMPrairie ABC 239635

CS Skye ABC 258097

CS Tag ABC 226037

CS Katie ABC 226036

Jumpstart Just Like You Only Prettier

2017/6/25

OFA Excellent

Cap ISDS 269842

Dunedin Gem ISDS 221683

Queen ISDS 249731

Cindy ISDS 316951

Bill ISDS 271474

Gael ISDS 292034

Gwyn ISDS 248002

Eli ISDS 263758

Meg ISDS 283675

Rod ISDS 269851

Jan ISDS 236694