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Darian puppies are born and reared in the house, sharing our lives from the moment their eyes and ears awaken to the world. They are introduced to all the usual household events and noises and are provided with a wide variety of toys to cater for the enquiring mind of the Border Collie! Mothers are never prevented from playing with and teaching their puppies once weaned, as it provides a vital learning stage for youngsters about to go out into the world. We consider careful socialising to be of tremendous importance.

We encourage prospective puppy owners to visit as much as they can and all puppy owners (even those living outside the UK) are required to come and meet us and the dogs and be 'approved' before being accepted onto the waiting list. With regard to our waiting list, it does tend to grow between litters, so we advise early booking.

Please bear in mind that the Border Collie is a highly intelligent working dog and needs an outlet for both mental and physical energy! If allowed to become bored he is perfectly capable of finding 'work' for himself - possibly destructive, definitely creative! Darian puppies are no exception and require active homes, with owners who are prepared to put considerable time and effort into their training. Hard work pays off however, in well-adjusted family members of whom you can be proud.

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If you are interested in owning a Darian puppy, please email in the first instance, giving as much information as possible about yourself, your family, home and work circumstances and why you want a Border Collie puppy. Please note that single line enquiries will not be answered - if you don't have time to tell me about yourself, you don't have time for a Darian puppy. Please also be aware that puppies are often booked well in advance of their birth, so don't leave your enquiry until the last minute! A sample sales contract can be found here.

The next Darian litter will be some time in 2020.

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We consider health testing to be of paramount importance and breed only from healthy stock, who have passed eye and hearing tests and have suitable hip scores. Where sires and dams are not already 'clear by parentage' they are also screened for the seven conditions for which we currently have DNA tests (more information is available on the Health Matters page).

Puppies leave here with their Kennel Club registrations endorsed - this means that
a) they are ineligible for an Export Pedigree (this endorsement will obviously not be applied for pups travelling abroad to approved new homes)
b) none of their progeny can be registered with the Kennel Club unless I lift the endorsement. I'm always willing to do so provided all relevant health checks have been carried out prior to any mating and your Darian is in my opinion of sufficient quality to be bred from.

Once puppies fly the nest, we like to keep in close touch with them and their new families. Our puppies retain their place in our hearts for the rest of their lives and whenever we can offer advice or be of practical help, we are delighted to do so. New owners are encouraged to join the Darian Facebook Group and become part of the wider Darian Family.

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Breeding a litter isn't something to be undertaken lightly yet I often hear people casually planning a litter (not just in my own breed) seemingly just because they can. If you're interested in breeding you need to be sure you're embarking on the venture for the right reasons. Click to read my article on the subject 'So You Want To Breed A Litter?'

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A record of all Darian litters is accessible from this page. Not all photos are up to date, but if owners would like to send new pics I'll replace the early ones! A couple of photos were taken by professionals whom I'm unable to identify, but I hereby give full credit wherever it's due.










Rainbowzend at Wizaland in Darian x Sh Ch Wizaland McIntosh
Rainbowzend at Wizaland in Darian x Wizaland Jack Frost

Darian Sundown x Wizaland Brandeez Aalwiz
Darian Sundown x Wizaland Brandeez Aalwiz
Darian Sundown x Wizaland Newz Blewz

Darian Silver Flute x Wizaland Loves Casanova
Darian Silver Flute x Monkfield Matador

Darian Saraband x Darian Indigo Frost
Darian Saraband x Sh Ch Miraje The Storm Lord JW
Darian Saraband x Beesting Red Skelton JW
Darian Saraband x Manderian Summer Solstice

Bilyara Feeling Alive at Darian x Manderian Summer Solstice
Bilyara Feeling Alive at Darian x Darian Darqfire
Bilyara Feeling Alive at Darian x Darian Darqfire

Darian Hearts On Fire x Pawtails Sunkist Celt for Triplewitch
Darian Hearts On Fire x Sh Ch Pikkupaimenen Great Pretender at Locheil
Darian Hearts On Fire x Bekwey Muchacho

Darian Matisse x Darian Darqfire

Darian Hearts On Fire x Bekwey Muchacho

Darian Myths N'Legends x Raving Mad Underconstruction
Darian Myths N'Legends x Sheltysham Son Of Swag for Borderclan JW

Darian Frankly My Dear x Beesting Buzzwagon

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