Orchard Hill Ranch
2011Litter - Partlow's Buster Brown x Ember
Buster and Ember's litter of ten puppies was born July 19, 2011. These two complement each other very well in temperament and working instincts. I expect that pups from this litter will be good working dogs and companion dogs. They should be thoughtful, biddable and very intuitive in how they work. Buster has produced some good working dogs with a lot of stock instinct. This was the first time Buster was bred to an outside female, and this was his last litter.
Aspen, called Penny, went to live in New Mexico. I don't have any updated pictures of her.
Blackjack became Buckaroo Hawkeye, and went to live in Texas with a woman who had recently lost her dog, Hawkeye's half brother.
Cherry became Pepper, and went to live in western Washington where she helped wrangle llamas, and kept predators at bay. She has gone on to have one litter. She is OFA Fair.
Chinka became Cali, and went to live next door to her half-sister Casey in California. She has occasional stock work, but is primarily a companion, and recently took on babysitting and guardian duties for her owners' new baby.
Corky became Gus (Augustus McCrae) and went to live on a farm in Texas where he has dairy goats to help manage. He also has dabbled in search and rescue training, and did well there.
Hickory became Champ, and went to live in central Montana on a small, diversified farm. He also was the official greeter at his owner's small craft shop in town. Champ is a beautiful boy, his owner's right hand dog, and is available at stud. His hips are outstanding - .27/.29.
Mags stayed Mags, and stayed right here at home. She is my constant companion, has aspirations to be a cow dog, and became a mother for the first time two days before her fifth birthday. She also has very good hips - .36/.35.
River remained River, and went to live with friends from Grangeville, where she is a hiking companion, keep the cows out of the yard, chases squirrels, and has competed in 4H obedience. River has very good hips - .34/.39.
Sitka became Jayber, and went to southeast Idaho to live on a small, diversified farm where he helped with all the livestock. He is OFA Good, and sired one litter before being neutered.
Tam remained Tam, and went to live on a small homestead farm in Alberta, Canada. He has also participated in 4H.