Rio   ( aka. Passim Causeariot)

Rio came from a litter bred from my brown girl Sadie (Passim Breaking Dawn), to Dylan (Chazak Royal Request ) who is bred and owned by Ann- Marie Waugh, (both of Dylans parents are Passim bred).

I particularly wanted a merle girl from this litter so that I could carry on my merle line, which goes right back to my foundation bitch, Cotsbell Kirsty.


Unfortunately, both of the merles in the litter were boys, and so I was left with the option of keeping a boy, or possibly losing my merle line.


I was quite surprised when Rio was born by his colour – I knew it was a chance in theory, but in 40 years I have never had a sable merle before, and that is what he is !


Not only sable merle but he also has two clear blue eyes ! He could not get further away from the traditionally marked black and whites if he tried.


He has a wonderful temperament, and is eager to please, and I hope to do some kind of work with him in the future, I doubt I will show him, even though his confirmation is good,( though I may enter him into a few small shows just for fun,) I think his colour really would ‘ Cause A Riot ‘ among some of the black/white diehards that are showing today.


I do not advertise my boys generally at public stud, as they are here for my use. However if you are interested in using Rio at stud, please use my contact form to contact me, giving me details of your bitch, the health tests she has had and her breeding, and I will consider whether or not I think Rio may be suitable for her.

My stud terms are strictly payment at the time of mating. You are welcome to bring your bitch for up to 3 mating’s during her season to ensure we get the correct day. If no pups result from the mating you are welcome to a second mating – free of charge – to the same or a different bitch. If you use one of my boys at stud, you are welcome to bring her back to me for a free ultrasound scan 28 – 35 days after the last mating. Please contact me for his stud fee.

Rio is normal by parentage for CEA/CH, TNS, and CL. gonioscopy tested normal, adult eye test normal, and hip score 4/5 = 9.

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