Puppies from Peaslee's Howell the Good and Lamb's Rest Ivy arrived Feb. 28th 2022!! Ivy had 9 puppies, 5 females and 4 males. They are the Welsh Cheese Litter.
Peaslee's Howell The Good
HTCH Peaslee's Howell the Good ("Howie"), HTAD IIIsd, HRD IIIs, RLF IIIs, HTD IIId, ORT bca, CGC Howie is from Belle's third litter, sired by Summer & Travis Banks' Cody, born in April 2014.
Howie combines strong working drive with a clear head and biddability. As a pup, I watched the easy-going, adaptable Howie lead the puppy pack when I took his litter on field trips. New environments, new people, sheep, ducks, chickens -- he greeted all with interest and unwavering (but not heedless) confidence. Howie tagged along to sheep camp in July, a scent detection workshop in August, a Larry Painter (herding) clinic in September... nothing fazed him. He has continued to demonstrate intelligence, enthusiasm for work, and a steady temperament in training and has earned started, intermediate & advanced titles on three different herding trial courses as well as a "canine good citizen" certification and beginning Nosework titles (ORT on all three scents). As of October 2017, Howie has earned his Herding Trial Championship with AHBA.
Howie is registered with UKC. His sire, Cody, was from Robert Cook, who bred working English Shepherds in Ohio for over 30 years. Cody's mother, Annie, is credited with saving Mr. Cook's life late one night, after he was knocked to the ground by an aggressive bull. Many of Mr. Cook's dogs were registered with IESR. Unfortunately, it is not possible to retrieve those records so there are gaps in Howie's registered pedigree.
Hips - OFA Good and PennHIP DI = 0.32 / 0.35, no degenerative joint disease
DNA tests - Howie is normal/clear for all (163) of the genetic diseases included in the Cornell University research panel. His DNA profile information is available here: Embark Genetic Testing
Inbreeding - measured level of homozygosity (inbreeding) = 3%
MHC genetic testing showed high diversity
Coat color genetics - Ay at, B B, D D, E e, K k, S S - (ie, does not carry brown, dilute, or piebald alleles; does carry sable/fawn allele)
HTAD III - sheep & ducks ~ Herding Trial Arena Dog III, is an advanced title on an arena course consisting of take pen/ gather, fetch, drive, obstacles, hold, sort, repen
HRD III & RLF III - sheep ~ Herding Ranch Dog & Ranch Large Flock III are advanced titles on a ranch course including gather, drive, pen work, obstacles, a sort, graze and controlled movement.
HTD III - ducks ~ Herding Trial Dog III, is an advanced title on the trial course consisting of an outrun, lift, fetch, drive, crossdrive, pen & shed
JHD - sheep and goats ~ Junior Herd Dog is a pre-trial class for dogs just starting out; video of Howie's first test -- he's an enthusiastic boy!