When we bought Chopper in 2006, we did so knowing that one day we would like to breed him to our Harley girl. Let me say first and foremost, I am not a breeder. Chopper's breeder, Shelly Gordon of Stargate Aussies, agreed to be a mentor to me. After evaluating the qualities of both, I decided I did want a puppy from this cross.
Our guys are CERF'd annually and both are normal. This summer we had hips and elbows X-rayed and both are OFA excellent.
We decided to breed when she went through her heat cycle in September 2008.