Litter out of Anadune Great Expectations (Pip) by Sh Ch Littlethorn Manta JW (Manta) expected 16 August 2022

Pip has been confirmed in pup by ultrasound!

Information about the litter

Parents (litter pedigree)

We have been looking for a male who would give us nicely well rounded puppies, i.e. one who has a lovely temperament, has produced nice working ability, and is also correct in terms of his conformation. We were very lucky to have been introduced to Manta: in fact, we were allowed to take him for a walk, where he showed us how lovely his temperament is by happily going with us (complete strangers as far as he was concerned!), being very accepting of a toddler and greeting all other dogs that we came across. His previous litters have produced puppies who are doing obedience and heelwork to music, and his conformation title confirms his nice structure.

Pip is an amazing dog to live with, I constantly feel grateful that she's in my life — she can do anything and she's such a pleasure to live with. She's had a go at many things — showing, herding and agility — and she's done incredibly well at all of them. Her Dad was a therapy dog and I'm sure that if she had the time (or more accurately, if I had the time), she would excell at that too: she is so appropriate with her behaviour. Bags of drive when it is asked for, totally calm when not. Upon meeting her at Crufts, prospective puppy owners (earlier litter) commented on her calmness and keenness to say hello. When they then visited us and saw her working sheep, the dog they saw was very driven, very focused on her job and totally unaware of any visitors!

She's very stylish on sheep, and can keep a nice pace when asked. In agility, she's a natural jumper with lots of speed over straight lines but also very nice turns. Her competing time was going to start pre-litter in 2020, but that didn't end up happening due to all agility shows being cancelled. She has been shown on a limited basis — too many other things to do! — but has done incredibly well, winning Best Puppy in Show at her very first show (champ show) and going on to winning Border Collie Club of Great Britain's Puppy of the Year.

We are expecting a fair bit of drive from the pups in the litter, although they should have an off switch (that may arrive after the puppy stage though!). Our puppies are very biddable, keen to learn, and therefore we're looking for homes where the pups will get to do something, be it agility, obedience, herding, flyball ... Puppies will be CEA, CL, TNS and Border Collie glaucoma normal by parentage. Their parents' hip scores are very nicely matched with the parents' values being 5/4 (Pip) and 3/5 (Manta).

If you are interested in this litter, please email us describing your lifestye and the plans for your Anadune puppy. We are always looking for co-own homes, so we can keep dogs in our breeding plans while letting them have a family of their own, so please get in touch if you may be interested and we can fill in the details. We are looking forward to lots of puppy visiting taking place in Sheffield from when the puppies are 4 weeks old ☺

Sh Ch Littlethorn Manta JW to Anadune Great Expectations
Manta stand Pip stand
Manta move Pip move