raise one or two carefully bred litters per year. We do not
breed to supply a market for dogs. We breed exclusively to
improve quality & health, and to find future hopefuls
with which to carry on the bloodlines we are working with.
We are currently in our 6th & 7th generations and all
of our dogs trace back to our foundation bitch. We firmly
believe that only the very best quality dogs should be used
for breeding purposes, and breeding should only be done by
those with the knowledge, experience, time, space & money
to do it properly. Our goal is to produce a family of collies
in rough & smooth coats of superior beauty & intelligence,
exceptional soundness, longevity & good health, and correct
majority of our dogs have been sold as family pets over the
years. We are very proud of the important role these dogs
have played as companions, especially in families with children.
We have also sold dogs as companions to elderly persons. Some
have gone to kids who competed successfully in 4-H dog shows,
and a few owners have easily put obedience titles on their
Thorndale Collies, usually in only 3 shows. All pups sold
as pet quality must be spayed/neutered. Adult dogs sold as
pet quality will already be altered by our veterinarian.
we will sell a dog to another serious fancier for show purposes.
This is always on a co-ownership arrangement. We are proud
to have sold several dogs over the years to others who have
gone on to finish their Championships.
dogs are sold with a written guarantee. We guarantee our dogs
for life against any inherited disease or defect which interferes
with the normal life of the dog. All breeding stock is eye
checked by Dr. Sam Vainisi, a certified canine Opthalmologist.
we eye test all pups by 8 weeks of age, then again at 1 year
of age for all breeding stock. We also do OFA hip x-rays and
we test for vonWillebrands disease. Dr. Vainisi has eye tested
all of the dogs we have owned & bred from the beginning.
If for any reason you cannot keep your dog, no matter what
the reason is or how old the dog is, you can always return
it to Thorndale. It is very important to us to know where
all of our dogs are & that they are being cared for &
loved.Our litters are raised in our home underfoot. We also
have cats in our home so our dogs are used to being around
other small animals. Because we have a busy boarding kennel
our pups are able to gets lots of extra handling & attention
from people of all ages. All of this helps socialize them
& acclimates them to new people & situations. Pet
quality pups are not available until 10 to 12 weeks of age.
At this point we have already begun crate training so the
pups are started on housebreaking. All pups are sold with
the Super Puppy training Manual. We encourage new owners to
enroll their new pets into a dog training class as soon as
possible. All pups should attend puppy kindergarten classes,
then continue on with a basic beginners class later.
pups have their series of puppy vaccinations started before
being sold & have been wormed as necessary. We keep our
dogs on the heartworm preventative Interceptor all year round
and our pups are on this when sold. Interceptor not only prevents
heartworm disease but it also prevents infestations of round,
hook & whip worms, which are common intestinal worms.
Eyes are also checked by our Ophtalmologist prior to sale.