Sal was a lovely bitch, who bred really well. She had every quality that you would like in a dog, plenty of power, good to handle.
Sal is good with ewes and lambs
Sal had no trouble with the Suffolk tup this winter
Sal's third litter was to Richard Millichap's 2009 International Champion Dewi Tweed.
Sandra kept a dog pup Nidderdale Ed (click here to see his page) who is pretty keen and has gone on for intensive training with Wynford Japp.
We decided to use Meirion Jones's Joe for the second litter, he ran so well at the 2007 International in Ireland and the 2008 World Sheepdog Trials in Llandeilo, gaining 6th place in both finals. It was a good choice as the pups were running after sheep at a very young age. Meirion has a stud bitch pup, Meg. Sandra has kept one, Gyp (Pip). Rob Moore has taken one of the dogs Rebel, as he is pleased with their older half-sister Jill (Jo). I kept a bitch called Jill who started nicely and went to Anita Hermes in Germany when she was 15 months old.
Nidderdale Gyp (known as Pip)
see her page (click here)
photo courtesy of Anita hermes
Jill is now with Anita Hermes in Germany, click here to see her on Anita's website
Rebel is with Rob Moore, click here to see his page
Pedigree of Jill, Gyp & Rebel
Sal's first litter was to Bobby Dalziel's Joe (2006 International Champion, and 2009 Scottish National Champion). Making them all Bobby's breeding, as Sal is by Bobby's Spot (2004 Scot Nat Ch) out of his Dell (2005 World Trial finalist)
All offspring are dna clear for cea (collie eye anomaly) so will never get cea or pass it on to their offspring.
I reared a bitch pup, Jill, she was sold to Rob Moore (he calls her Jo) when she was just holding up sheep at hand, flanking both ways. I get good reports about her.
Rob Moore's Nidderdale Jill (known as Jo) click here
Her sister Nidderdale Kim (known as Nidd) is working as a flock dog click here
Another bitch Floss was reared and trained by Wynford Japp, she is now in Scotland. Photos by Angie Driscoll.
Sandra booked a pup from Bobby Dalziel, the same way bred as her dog Ben who turned out to be harder to handle than expected. She wanted something the same, but easier, he is by Bobby Dalziel's Spot (2004 Scottish National Champion) out of his Dell (2005 World Trial finalist). The litter had been born earlier than expected, in cold weather, and though the litter were then reared in the house, some damage had been done to the circulation in some of Sal's toes so she lost a few claws due to hypothermia. Sandra chose another pup, Maid, but took Sal as well, thinking she would make a good breeding bitch if her feet werent right. Ben is now in Holland with Ron Rogaar and Caroline Visser. As a pup, Maid kept getting out and chasing sheep, causing strife on the farm, so she went back to Scotland where Norman MacDonald trained and trialled her. I believe Maid is now in Holland as well.
We always thought it was a shame about Sal, as she does limp on one leg occasionally. She turned into a lovely bitch, keen as mustard. She wasn't formally trained as we didn't think her feet would handle a lot of work. But she has practically trained herself alongside the other dogs. And she has turned out to be a good breeding bitch, the sort that you aim to get, her pups just want to work.