I bought a dog from Celtic Braes Farm that had been named Currant in 2016. My wife and I were told when we picked him up at 8 weeks of age that the champion bitch that gave birth to Currant at Elizabeth's and her husband's farmhouse was bred through artificial insemination from championship stock. There were only 2 pups available from the litter because the other 10 were already sold. We liked Currant right away because he was really the only one of the litter of 12 that immediately came up to us and he started tugging at my shoe laces and seemed extroverted. He bonded with my wife and I immediately during the ride home. However, we noticed after a short time at our home that he could not tell where noises were coming from. When a dog barked on the TV, he raced to the front window of our living room or some other area and barked furiously. He even does directionless barking from routine sounds made by members of the family. I checked his ears for infection including the tympanic bulla for pain, but noticed nothing. He is introverted, but truly devoted to family members. He has pain right above his rectal area when you touch that area or try to brush him there. I believe it must be related to his tail docking because there appears to be only a partial first coccygeal vertebrae or maybe none remaining, and even after using professional clippers to clip his thick hair close to the skin with wide margins around the anal sphincter area and below, he still has trouble with his bowel movements, like he does not know after he poops whether all of it is on the ground even when it is.. I truly believe that Currant has disability issues. This has resulted in my family devoting tremendous amounts of time and energy to address his problems to the point of exhaustion for all of us, but we would never give him up because of our love for him just like all of the dogs we've had throughout our lifetime.
Elisabeth- Owner Breeder and Trainer of Celtic Brae Aussies been breeding since 2006.